How do you get rid of magic marker on a tile wall?
Our favorite new way to remove marks from walls are the "magic erasers". They are available either name-brand or store brand, and are found with the regular household cleaners. You simply wet them, wring them out, and then scrub the marks off the wall. After several uses, the sponge will dissolve and then you throw it away.
If the marks happen to get into the grout lines you can try scrubbing the grout with a brush and a tile and grout cleaner. If it is white grout, it would likely be safe to use a cleaner with bleach. You may want to test an inconspicuous area first. Another bleach product that does well, on white grout, is the Clorox bleach pen that is found in the cleaning supply department. Use it at your own risk on colored grout, I know of a case where it has bleached-out the color of the grout leaving a greyish white color behind.
Bobbi J. Hauptmann, Housing and Environmental Design Research Assistant, Department of Architectural Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Monday, May 18, 2009