Woman begs for help after ex-husband writes on new mirror with permanent marker that won’t come off
- A woman begged for tips on how to remove gold paint from her brand new mirror
- She said the mirror was a gift from her ex-husband who wrote a message on it
- But she said the golden pen wouldn’t budge if she tried to get it off
A woman has taken to Facebook with a desperate plea for cleaning advice after her ex-husband scribbled a happy birthday message on her mirror in gold pen.
The woman explained that her ex-partner had given her the huge mirror as a birthday present.
He had written her birthday message on the front of the mirror – but she couldn’t scrub it off.
‘I can’t get the paint pen off. I’ve tried metho, turps, nail polish remover and nothing even touched it,” she wrote.
A woman has taken to Facebook with a desperate plea for cleaning advice after her ex-husband scribbled a happy birthday message on her mirror in gold pen
The woman was inundated with messages suggesting dozens of different products.
Lemongrass oil will definitely do the trick! I had a similar problem with a marker on my fridge and posted here, got so many great ideas, but lemongrass oil was the only thing that got it clean,” said one woman.
While others said the paint should be scraped off.
‘Stanley knife removed from the shroud and scrape diagonally. Clean the residue with a solvent,” said one woman.
“Use a magic eraser to gently scrape it off,” said another.
Others said the mirror would need to be replaced or repainted.
“You’ll have to replace the glass in there,” a woman said.
But others were more hopeful, offering degreaser, eucalyptus oil, and even dish soap as options.
Another woman suggested going over the pen with a whiteboard marker before wiping it down with a cloth.
‘Try a test area of WD-40. That’s where I’m going these days,’ said another.
Others took the opportunity to poke fun at the woman’s ex-husband.
“It belongs to your ex, so why not just throw it away, save time and effect and buy a new one,” someone laughed.
As another called men “special.”
“Was he your ex before or after he wrote about the mirror?” another asked.
But the original poster admitted it was a lovely gift and kind of him to remember her birthday.
However, she was less impressed by the fact that her age was so prominent and permanent on it.
The message reads: ‘Happy 39th birthday Emily. You must be so excited about this, your 39th year on the planet. On to your next 39 years. Love Rob and Milli.’
Every mention of the woman’s age was circled in the same impossible-to-remove gold pen.
Another woman suggested baby wipes before adding, she hopes they don’t work, but they usually work.
More than 300 people commented on the post in the popular Facebook group.