How to Remove Felt Pen From Wood

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How to Remove Felt Pen From Wood
Wood is used to create a variety of items and structures. (beautiful furniture image by Leticia Wilson from

A felt pen--also known as a felt-tip penis a writing instrument that looks and writes more like a marker than a pen. The tip of the pen is created with pressed fibres and is filled with quick-drying ink. Felt pens are intended to create marks that cannot be easily removed. If a felt pen is used to mark on wood, removal can be difficult, but not impossible. It is best to remove the felt-pen mark from the wood as soon as you can.

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Things you need

  • Water-displacing spray
  • Cling film
  • Sponge
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Non-oily hairspray
  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing alcohol

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    Apply water-displacing spray directly on the felt-pen mark.

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    Cover the area with cling film and allow it to sit on the wood for 5 minutes.

  3. 3

    Dampen a clean sponge with warm water. Add a drop of a liquid dish soap--that does not contain bleach--to the sponge. Rub the soap into the sponge with your finger.

  4. 4

    Rub the felt-pen mark with the sponge. Continue scrubbing until the felt-pen mark is no longer visible on the wood.

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    Spray a non-oily hairspray to the felt-pen mark.

  2. 2

    Rub the area with paper towels.

  3. 3

    Continue applying the hairspray and rubbing with a clean paper towel until you have removed all traces of the felt-pen mark.

Tips and warnings

  • Alternatively, apply rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth and rub the marks until they have been removed.
  • Test the felt-pen marks on an inconspicuous area of the wood. If damage or discolouration occurs, discontinue use.

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