Sharpie Peel-Off China Markers, 2 Black Markers (2173PP)
These versatile markers mark clearly and easily on any porous or non-porous material, and resists moisture and fading.
- Great for writing on china, glass, metal, or plastic.
- Marks on many porous and non-porous surfaces.
- Water soluble.
- Erasable with a damp cloth.
China markers have a special formula to allow them to mark on porcelain and china. Similar in texture to a crayon, the resemblance stops there. China markers have the ability to stain the skin and have a paper wrapper around them to keep your hands clean. As you use the china marker, you will need to remove this paper wrapper to expose the unused marker beneath. Here is how to use a china marker (by Megan Shoop, eHow Contributor)
- Firmly grip the string near the tip with your thumb and forefinger and pull it down slowly, tearing through the first coil of paper only. If you tear through more than one or two coils at a time, you expose too much wax and risk breakage.
- Peel away the torn paper layer, exposing a tip of wax about 1/8 inch long. Hold the marker just as you would a pencil and draw or write on your chosen surface. Do not push too hard; the wax will break and leave ragged edges that don't write well.
- Pull the string down one or two coils once the wax tip wears down and continue writing. You can't sharpen the marker to a point like a graphite pencil; you can only expose more wax. The lines it makes will be thick and dark.
- Wipe away the markings later with a soft cloth and a tiny bit of window cleaning spray or a little water and some elbow grease.
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