Testing… Testing…. 1 – 2 – Nope.

January 13, 2012


Soooooo…….. I took Karla’s advice back from when I put contact paper on the countertop, and doodled with permanent marker. Lloyd sighed and started to sing an original song about ‘devaluing property makes me cry’, but I sallied forth.

I’ll admit that I didn’t have a plan for a cool design – I just scribbled away then bought a Magic Eraser. (Shopping Tip: They are cheapest at Menards.)

Here we go.

Have you ever used a Magic Eraser? I think the company has made a pact with the devil, because straight out of the box they don’t feel like any substance on earth – slightly spongy, yet heavy. We get them at school and I just snip off a bit and use it until it’s done, otherwise the whole thing is wasted after minimal use.

I wet it down, which is fun because if you let water trickle into it, it will hold a LOT and not drip, making it slightly spongy, yet heavier. Anyway: scrub, scrub, scrub

Scrub a dub dub.

Regret, regret, regret.

I can’t get a non-washed out shot of the final clean, but everything came off except that the blue and green markers have left light stains. I’m not really worried about it because one day I will wash it with Soft Scrub and bleach it out, but until then, I can let years go by.

Next idea? I’m up for anything.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Testing… Testing…. 1 – 2 – Nope.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’ve never used a magic eraser. Scary, caustic chemicals are my cleaner of choice. Can you use chemicals with an eraser, or will that cause some kind of hole in the universe?


  2. Mary Ellen Said on:

    When i was a kid, back in the 70s, I wrote on the white refrigerator with a permanent marker. I was pretending to be in a commercial for some cleaning product. Thankfully, it came off with Aqua Net hair spray!


  3. Beth Said on:

    I don’t know if formica countertops handle dry erase markers…but if you accidentally use a permanent marker on a surface that you can use dry erase markers on (and actually erase it), you can just write over the permanent marker with the dry erase marker and both of them wipe right off.

    Like Magic.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I love the magic erasers! But I agree, they are a one time use thing. And I always use them with cleanser. I thought you were supposed to. So I say try that.

    Or of course the easiest thing would be to get a white permanent marker.


  5. Gretchen Said on:

    Oops, sorry about the counter.
    By the way, Lloyd is making his way into pop culture (at least for 6-12 year old boys.) http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Lloyd-Garmadon-9552


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