What Erases Graffiti Pencil Marks?

From Goof Off to Magic Erasers, PROs share their tips to remove stubborn marks from restrooms.
What Erases Graffiti Pencil Marks?

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Question: Does anyone have the do’s or don’ts for removing pencil marks on restrooms? I haven’t found graffiti removers that work.


  • I carry a large pink eraser in the truck with me and just rub it off.
  • I’ve had good luck with the Sunrise Environmental products for removing pencil marks.
  • Tagaway Graffiti Remover wipes them clean off, along with a bunch of other things. Unfortunately it doesn’t remove the markers that embed themselves in the plastic.
  • The giant eraser idea isn’t that great because if the eraser is dirty it will wipe that grime on the plastic or it leaves a residue.
  • We just tried the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I haven’t tried pencil myself; one of my employees said it took it off. I know they work great for strap marks and hard water stains.
  • Not sure about pencil marks, but oven cleaner has taken off our marker-type graffiti and other “messages.”
  • Toico sells the magic sponges. They work great for pencil and will remove Sharpie shadow if done promptly.
  • We use Goof Off spray. It works great, even on the tough graffiti inks. Just spray, wipe off and give a good rinse.

Preventing tissue roll-offs during restroom transport

Question: How do you keep the paper from unrolling in the unit during transport? Take it off and put it in the truck or put some tape on it?


  • We take it out of the unit for transport.
  • We tape with masking tape.
  • We stick a little piece of masking tape on the roll.


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