how to: remove grease pencil markings

Hey sweethearts, happy Monday!

Today’s how-to is easy peasy, but it’s also super handy, as many, many, many thrifts use grease pencil (aka wax pencil) to mark prices on items, ranging from from shoes to dishes and pretty much everything in between. Fortunately, removing these marks is a super-simple two-step process!

You’ll need: A bottle of 100-percent acetone (found with nail polish remover) and cotton pads or a soft, clean rag.

Step one: Dab some acetone on your cotton or rag.

Step two: Give the markings a little rub and watch them vanish!

Annnnd, you’re done! So easy right? This little trick works for taking grease-pencil prices off the soles of thrifted shoes, glassware, you name it. USE CAUTION, however, when using acetone on painted surfaces, as it can also remove the paint, along with the wax. Test in an inconspicuous location or try another method. Under NO circumstances should you ever use acetone on finished wood.

Wishing you a wonderful, albeit snowy, evening!

xo,

Meghan

how to: remove grease pencil markings

Hey sweethearts,

Today’s how-to is easy peasy, but it’s also super handy!

You’ll need: a bottle of 100-percent acetone (found with the nail polish remover) and cotton pads or a soft, clean rag

Step one: Dab a little acetone on your cotton or rag.

Step two: Give the markings a little rub and watch them vanish!

Annnnd, you’re done! This little trick works for taking grease pencil (also known as wax pencil) prices off the soles of thrifted shoes, glassware, you name it. USE CAUTION, however, when using acetone on painted surfaces, as it can also remove the paint, along with the wax. (Click here to read my post on how to clean vintage luggage.) Do NOT use acetone on finished wood.

I hope you all have lovely afternoons! I’m off to take a quick lunch-hour power walk with Finnie. It’s finally warmed up a bit here in Minneapolis, and I’m craving some fresh air and sunshine.

xo,

Meghan