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How to Get Permanent Marker Off of Blinds

Randal Thomas

Although cleaning magic marker from any surface requires carefully matching the cleaning agent to the surface type, cleaning a window blind requires no mistakes because you will have a visible reminder of that mistake. If you choose the wrong chemical, the magic marker will never come off. If the cleaning agent doesn't agree with your blinds, you might leave spots or streaks. Blinds come in a variety of materials, so you have one shot; learn how to remove the guesswork from cleaning permanent magic marker from your blinds.

Painted Metal

Keep your blinds clean.
  1. Apply the fingernail polish remover to the magic-marker mark using the fingernail polish remover application brush.

  2. Allow the fingernail polish remover to set for 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Wipe with a damp cotton rag.

Plastic or Wood

  1. Moisten the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

  2. Remove the blinds from the window.

  3. Lay the blinds on a table or flat surface with the stain facing up.

  4. Isolate the marked blind by spreading the blinds with your fingers.

  5. Wipe the stain with the eraser using a vigorous rubbing movement.