Woman pleads for help after her ex husband wrote on her new mirror with permanent marker that won’t come off
- A woman has begged for tips to clean gold paint off 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 gold pen wouldn’t budge when she tried to get it off
A woman has taken to Facebook with a desperate plea for cleaning advice after her ex-husband scrawled a happy birthday message across her mirror in gold pen.
The woman explained her ex-partner had given the huge mirror to her as a birthday gift.
He had written her birthday message on the front of the mirror – but she hasn’t been able to scrub it off.
‘I can’t get the paint pen off. Tried metho, turps, nail polish remover and nothing has even touched it,’ she wrote.
A woman has taken to Facebook with a desperate plea for cleaning advice after her ex-husband scrawled a happy birthday message across her mirror in gold pen
The woman was inundated with messages suggesting dozens of different products.
‘Lemongrass oil will absolutely do the trick! I had a similar issue with marker on my fridge and put a post up here, got so many good ideas but lemongrass oil was the only thing that got it clean,’ one woman said.
While others said the paint would have to be scraped off.
‘Stanley knife blade removed from the shroud and angle to scrap of. Clean the residue off with a solvent,’ one woman instructed.
‘Use a magic eraser to gently scrape it off,’ said another.
Others said the mirror would need to be replaced or repainted.
‘You will need to replace the glass in that one,’ said one woman.
But others were more hopeful offering degreaser, eucalyptus oil and even dish washing liquid as options.
Another woman suggested she go over the pen with a whiteboard marker before rubbing it off with a cloth.
‘Try a sample area of WD-40. That is my go to, these days,’ said another.
Others took the opportunity to poke fun at the woman’s ex-husband.
‘It’s from your ex, so why not just bin it , save the time and effect and buy a new one,’ one laughed.
As another one called men ‘special’.
‘Was he your ex before or after he wrote across the mirror,’ asked another.
But the original poster admitted it was a lovely gift and kind of him to remember her birthday.
She was less impressed with her age being written so prominently and permanently across it though.
The message reads: ‘Happy 39th birthday Emily. You must be so excited on this, your 39th year on the planet. Here’s to your next 39 years. Love Rob and Milli.’
Each 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 do the trick.
More than 300 people left comments on the post in the popular Facebook group.