How to Get Permanent Marker off of a Phone Case

27 Jul 2021
How to Get Permanent Marker off of a Phone Case

Permanent markers can be pretty tricky to get out. These markers, often called Sharpies, are specifically designed to leave long-lasting marks on objects. Sometimes, however, we can mistakenly mark an object, like our phone case. 

If you've ever wondered how to get a permanent marker off a phone case, then it's time to explore these top tips.

Let's look at how to remove sharpie marks from a silicone or plastic phone case. If you have ever wondered how to clean a plastic phone case, these hacks are bound to help. 

There are so many ways to clean a phone case, ensuring that it's sparkly and clean all day long. Let’s explore these easy methods. 

How to Remove Permanent Marker with Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol can be an effective solution and is gentler than acetone. Follow these steps.

  1. Dip a cotton wool ball into the rubbing alcohol and, in gentle circular motions, work over the stain.
  2.  If the stain is particularly stubborn, rub some of the alcohol over it with your finger and allow it to soak into the stain before you start gently wiping the case again. 
  3. In some instances, if the stain has been there for a long time, you'll see some residue of the stain. This is sometimes referred to as the 'ghost.' While it won't be as visible, a small shadow might remain. 

If you've ever wondered how to clean a silicone phone case, this is an excellent method and will eliminate any dirty marks or bacteria. If your phone case has yellow stains, this method should reduce them too. 

If you are worried about germs getting onto your case, check out our guide on how to disinfect a phone case! You'll be surprised by how many germs our phones hold. 

How to Remove Permanent marker with Dry Erase Marker 

Another fantastic way to remove stubborn stains is to use a dry erase marker. These marker pens contain a specialized solvent that erodes the marker. 

  1. Opt for a darker color, and draw over the stain (it might feel counterintuitive to draw more marker onto the case, but this stuff is pretty epic!)
  2. Leave the dry marker on for a few moments, and then wipe it off with a soft-lint or microfibre cloth.
  3. If, for some reason, you cannot get the dry marker off, use a little glass cleaner sprayed onto the cloth. Wipe in circular motions until it’s gone. 

Keeping your case clean can ensure the health of your phone. Day-to-day dust and grime can also cause superficial scratches. While dust won’t damage your phone severely, it can age a phone over time. Keep your case clean by regularly cleaning it and wiping down the screen. 


Can I Get Scratches Out of My Phone Case?

If you're dealing with scratches (possibly due to some vigorous scrubbing of the Sharpie mark), you can also use toothpaste to get rid of them. 

Pop some white toothpaste over the scratch and allow it to soak in a little. Then rub the area with a soft cloth in circular motions. If the scratch is shallow enough, it should disappear. 

If you follow these tips and tricks, you will soon have a scratch-free phone case.


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