Somehow your kid has swiped your permanent marker and graffitied your living room wall. The solution? Baking soda and (non-whitening) toothpaste! Mix a small amount of baking soda with some toothpaste on a clean cloth. Rub onto stain in a circular motion. It may take some time and elbow grease, but the marks should disappear.
A version of this article appeared in our February 2016 issue with the headline, “How to remove permanent marker,” p. 40.