Yesterday I went to an estate sale and bought 2 silver serving pieces. They had marked the price on the pieces with a black marker, I thought it would just wash off...wrong. They were not expensive but I plan on using them when we have large meals and need extras. Any ideas on how to remove the marker?
Try rubbing alcohol? The 90 percent stuff works faster than the 70, but any straight alcohol could help remove it safely.
Finger nail polish remover works too - at least that's what my mother used.
Also sometimes you can mark over the dried mark with a marker and immediately wipe off.
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How about baking soda? Make a paste with a tiny bit of water.
I have used both, starting with the alcohol and then trying acetone/fingernail polish remover. Imho, the baking soda might be too abrasive and mar the finish.
Thank you Conrad!! The alcohol worked perfectly, I had the 70% kind but it was good. I would have never thought of that. Sherry, my DH suggested the writing over the marker with another, tried it first to appease him, it took quite a bit more rubbing and left it smeared. Thanks everyone...I knew I could count on ya'll!!
Glad it worked for you.
Just so you know, I keep the 90 percent rubbing alcohol on hand for any ink marks on fabric or leather. It can even work on removing dried acrylic or latex paint on fabric (that has not gone through the dryer yet)
I learned that paint removal trick at Art Camp (tequila or straight alcohol of the drinking type can also work for this). BTW, this was ADULT art camp...
I reach for Magic Eraser. I know it removes marker.
Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda into a small mixing bowl and make a thick paste. Dip a clean, damp sponge into the baking soda paste. Apply the paste directly onto the black marks, using light pressure to rub it into the lines.
Goo Gone will also work! And it smells nice!
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Glad it worked! Cheap vodka is another great source for cleaning solution. You can also use it to deoderize clothes.
Toothpaste is another option, though abrasiveness could come into play with that as well.
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