How to Revive a Sharpie – 3 Top Tips

3 top tips to fix a dried out sharpie 1

We all love Sharpies but sometimes when they have been left a while they just stop working. Don’t worry in this guide we are going to show you how to revive a dried out Sharpie.

Following our tips, you should be able to get more ink out of a Sharpie that has dried up or even an old sharpie that you found lying around. so that it will work again back to life.

When a Sharpie marker or any other alcohol-based permanent marker dries up it usually still has ink in the reservoir; the tip has just dried out and lost its absorbency. Here are my 3 top tips on what to do when your Sharpie dries up.

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Permanent Apparently Doesn’t Mean Forever – Sharpies Fade

Sharpie Markers Fade

Regular readers know that we’re big fans of Sharpies – I even carry a Sharpie mini on my keychain – so it was with some disappointment that we recently came across a blog post explaining how transient that supposedly permanent ink can be. Although after carrying out some more research we found that regular Sharpies are indeed notorious for fading but not all Sharpies fade easily. They have brought out an extreme fade-resistant marker and also their oil-based paint markers are very resilient, making them ideal for surfaces such as wood and ceramic mugs.

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7 Crazy Things People Do with Sharpies

7 Crazy Things People Do with Sharpies

We all love Sharpies…and why shouldn’t we? They’re brilliant, incredibly versatile little tools, used around the world for everything from signing autographs to creating beautiful artwork.

Interesting to look at and fun to wield, sometimes just saying “Sharpie” can make a person smile. And even the CIA loves the smell of freshly Sharpied government documents.

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