By Will - 15/12/2009 07:08 - 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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"Today I encountered an easily fixable problem that I was too stupid to look up on Google. FML"

Draw one on his forehead while he's asleep.


maisie2 0

Use metho to clean it off. Permanent isn't actually permanent, just more so.

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.

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.

Just draw over it with a real dry erase marker, then erase it off as normal.

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.

So will baby wipes. They'll get permanent marker out of wall paint, even, without damaging it.

Glad that you've had enough sensible responses. Use google before bitching on here.

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)

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

rymadness 0

and if it doesn't come off.... it'll come out of your deposit when you move out. YAY!!!

terranada 3

paint over it? be creative :3

Ellodie_fml 0

a normal eraser may erase it

22cute 17

Acetone, aka nail polish remover will erase it in a jiffy.

Just draw over it with a dry eraser and it will be erasable again

yeah this works every time

lametroll 0


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.

Get some graffiti remover. Or you can repaint the door.

Um, achohol? And I'm not talking about the kind you drink. Rubbing achohol.

lickmyjock 0

I vote for this one.

But make it a tiny dick if you do draw one on his forehead. And put a note with it saying, "Girls, this is the actual size of my dick."

Why leave out the guys? "Actual Size" will work.

Moo_Horse 0


Draw one on his forehead while he's asleep.

Although, alcohol to drink may remedy the situation as well. After a few drinks, his roommate's art may begin to speak to him.

paint over it? duh.

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.

finalyearsofhate 22

There is something specifically called appliance paint. Guess what it's used for... Though rubbing alcohol or acetone will usually do the trick.

Aceton erases it.

acetone, toleulol or proponanol -2 should get it off. acetone is found in nail polish remover..cept the 'acetone free' ones of course

mrshawaiianeskim 0

Acetone might take off the paint on the door though. Your best bet is to draw over it with dry erase; it'll take it right off.

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

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.