Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How To Get Pen off Cabinets, Walls, etc.

Some of you might have caught Emerson's latest artwork on my insta stories last week. For those of you who didn't she drew all over the new kitchen cabinets, walls, built-in and cedar chest. When I got home from the gym and saw it I nearly cried.

Immediately I grabbed a wet cloth and started scrucbbing. When it didn't work I tried a multi-surface cleaner before turning to the internet. It's amazing what you can find on you tube, etc. Anyway the first remedy that popped up was hairspray. Totally random.

Initially I thought no way, but I tested a spot on the wall just in case it ruined the paint. I could always paint the wall, but the kitchen cabinets is another story. Verdict: It took the pen and paint right off. Needless to say, don't use hairspray.

Next up was baking soda and water. You're probably laughing, but guess what it worked and didn't ruin the the paint or finish! Plus, it's all natural. It also took off black rubber marks from the bar area!

So how did I use baking soda and water to remove pen from the kitchen cabinets?

You'll need...

- baking soda
- water
- sponge for scrubbing
- damp cloth
- dry cloth
- small glass or bowl
- spoon

How to...

Place a fair amount of baking soda in a glass or bowl. I used roughly 1/3 cup baking soda. Then slowly add water and mix until you've crated a paste like consistency. You'll want it thick like toothpaste. If it's too watery don't worry add more baking soda.

Next, put a spoonful of paste on your sponge and start scrubbing.  Really put some elbow grease into it. FYI - it's going to take a few minutes of scrubbing to get the pen out.

Use the wet cloth followed with a dry cloth to wipe down the surface. Repeat until the pen mark is gone.


  1. Hair spray easily removes pen from most surfaces quickly and easily. Go be gone wirks great on crayon.

    1. Totally, but it might ruin the finish so you have to be careful.