2 Ways to Revive Dried Out Universal Dry Erase Markers UNV43671


Get a streaky mess when you try to write with your Universal® Pen Style Dry Erase Marker UNV43671? Time for a new pack. But while you wait the day or two for your new markers to arrive, there are a couple things you can do to eke out a little extra life.



1. Revive your dry erase markers by flipping the tip.

You can revive your Universal Dry erase markers by disassembling the body and flipping the tip. Here’s how you do it:

  • Take apart the marker barrel and remove the ink cartridge.
  • Use a pair of tweezers or needle nosed pliers to pull the the tip out from the head of the marker.
  • Reinsert the felt tip into the head, then reassemble the rest of the marker.

Voila! Now your dry erase marker is [almost] as good as new.

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2. Soak your dry erase markers  in water

Another way you can revive your dried out dry erase markers is giving them a bath. We’ve talked about how hot water works to revive dried out pens. The concept is just the same for dried out dry erase markers.

  • Pour a cup of hot water in a bowl you don’t mind potentially staining.
  • Place your dried out dry erase markers in the bowl tip first and let them set for about five minutes.
  • Remove your markers and place them uncapped on a dry towel for 24 hours.

Presto, chango, your markers should work just fine for a little while longer.

Remember, the #1 way to keep your Universal Dry Erase Markers from drying out in the first place in store them with the caps on. It also helps to store them standing in a pencil cup with the nib side down. That way, you corral gravity into helping you preserve your markers.

Got a tip for reviving dried out Universal Dry Erase Markers? Post your suggestions in the comments.

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8 comments on “2 Ways to Revive Dried Out Universal Dry Erase Markers UNV43671

    • InternetGun.com says:

      And that, Mr. Mcgee, is exactly the same result I got. Thank tech that our children will probably not trifle with such things, as the future is digital.

    • 1. take apart the marker barrel
      2. Use a tweezer/needle nose pliar to pull the tip out
      3. Turn the tip to the other side
      4. Reassemble with the new tip on the outside ready for use!

    • Using a small sharp pair of scissors, snip off thecstained part. Then use your scissors to make the point the way it should be.

  • My dry erase pens are only two weeks old and I only used one, one time. They are already dried out. Three were never even opened. All were stored nib side down and closed. Any ideas?

    • If I own a product 2 weeks, use once and it stops working…. I take it back to the store.
      I'll leave with a refund or exchange- one or the other


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