Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 2 mins

Found this online after my kids were coloring with a permanent marker and it bled through onto my new kitchen table. Worked wonders! I have used this since with the same results after my 1 yr. old marked on my desk. The permanent markers are now kept out of reach.....unless of course he stacks things up and climbs onto them as he has been doing lately... Cooking time is setting time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • toothpaste
  • damp cloth


  1. cover marked areas with tooth paste. rub in a bit.
  2. Let set a couple minute wipe off with a clean damp cloth.
  3. May need to scrub a bit.
  4. May need to repeat to completely remove all traces.


Most Helpful

This worked pretty well....on the newer marks it worked better than on the ones that have been there for a while! Thanks for posting a very helpful hint!

breezermom March 20, 2011

Awesome! I think mine were really old because it took a lot of elbow grease but it's the only thing I ever tried that worked. Thanks for this tip Elaine May. Recommended by lazyme

SB6 February 10, 2011

My son draw on his desk in his bedroom. It was made a few months ago. I tried it and I was able to remove it. Thanks ElanieMay :)

Boomette June 06, 2010

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