My kid scrib­bled per­ma­nent marker on a painted wall.

Real Simple - - The Realist -

THE FIX: Ap­ply 91 per­cent iso­propyl al­co­hol to a cloth and rub the wall un­til the marks fade, says Tom McNulty, au­thor of Clean Like a Man.

Note that, de­pend­ing on the type of paint, this tech­nique might strip away some of the shine; McNulty found that while the al­co­hol re­moved nearly all signs of marker, his semigloss enamel paint looked a bit duller. No rub­bing al­co­hol? Hair­spray can also do the trick. Just spray it di­rectly onto the stain and wipe with a cloth. Whichever so­lu­tion you try, first test on a small, in­con­spic­u­ous area to see if there are any re­ac­tions with the paint.

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