How to Use Magic Marker Pens on a Mug

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How to Use Magic Marker Pens on a Mug
The term "Magic Marker" was once a trademarked name, but today can apply to any permanent felt-tipped pen. (marker image by dmitry_kim from Fotolia.com)

Magic Marker is a trade name for a permanent felt-tip pen. Yet, the name "Magic Marker" is often synonymous with any type of permanent marker. You can write on a slick surface of the mug with a permanent felt-tip pen, but it needs to be a specific type if you want it to last. Otherwise, the permanent ink will wear away over time due to soap and water washing.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Cloth
  • Water
  • Lint-free cloth

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wipe the outside of the mug with a damp cloth to clean its surface. Dry with a lint-free towel.

  2. 2

    Write or draw designs or a picture on the mug with a permanent marker made for ceramic, glass or plastic applications.

  3. 3

    Wash the mug as directed by the manufacturer's recommendations. Some recommendations allow for washing in a dishwasher, while others restrict cleaning methods to hand-washing.

Tips and warnings

  • Some permanent markers made for writing on ceramic, plastic or glass may come in a paint formula.
  • Scraping or abrasive scrubbing could cause any type of permanent marker to flake away.

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