By Will - United States
Today, my roommate drew a giant red penis and scrotum on our refrigerator, using what he thought was a dry erase marker. It was a permanent marker. I just renewed my lease. I get to look at a red penis every day for the next year and a half. FML
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  blufindr  |  0

Agreed. Metho (methylated spirits) or ethanol will get most any kind of permanent marker off. It dissolves the ink back into a liquid state so you can just wipe it off.

  BeeSkwaird  |  0

There's always painting over it, if nothing else works.

Why bring your lease into it? If the fridge is owned by the landlord, you'll still have to take care of the wang, sooner or later.

  birds_fml  |  7

Like everyone has said... rubbing alcohol will take it off. I have a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol that is clearly labeled in permanent marker... anytime the alcohol drips onto the bottle the ink runs and I have to dry it off and label it again. Not a FML.

  krackfishy3  |  0

There's also the cleaner known as "Goof Off" it's hard to find, but I've yet to find a substance it can't remove (including paint, skin, and unwanted pets)

  PurpleLlamas  |  0

and friend and i were being stupid and drew faces on our knees and then realized it was pernament marker...but my other friend said hairspray and soap gets it out and it worked

  Belief_fml  |  0

This doesn't always work. Only if the solvent in the dry erase marker can dissolve the permanent marker residue. Which it doesn't always do. Listen to the people above this who said use ethanol or something like that. If you want the best solvent, ask the company that made the marker.

  st0815  |  9

Spray paint would work. Not too difficult once you got the hang of it. However as almost everybody has pointed out already: you can just erase it, no need to go to the trouble of spray painting the fridge.

  1337_RoXxXor  |  4

Acetone will probably do the trick, because the doors of refrigerators, at least the outside part, are usually made of some colored plastic, so it won't change color at all

  Anonymiz  |  4

Even if the door was plastic, acetone would still react with it-- Acetone will dull the appearance of most shiny plastic finishes.

OP: Rubbing alcohol is the way to go. If that doesn't work, most appliance stores can order replacement parts. Getting a new door is likely cheaper than losing your security deposit.