What type of pen or marker do I write on a mirror with?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You can use wet erase markers but in my experience those are nearly always at least slightly transparent. I would say your best bet would be a chalk marker- you can get them at stationary & hobby stores. More expensive than a wet/dry erase but they have many more colors, they stay longer, and come in different width’s… 

We use chalk markers on our retail store window’s when we want to display a sale or new info & it wipes down pretty easily with windex & a rag… 

Post # 4
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@chickadea07:  You can write on mirrors with sharpie and it comes off with rubbing alcohol.  Maybe you could use a silver one?

Post # 5
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Crayola actually makes some crayons that are specifically for mirrors/glass.    Bright and colourful and stays put.

Post # 6
4511 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never had trouble with a dry erase marker. I write on my mirror all the time.

Post # 7
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I agree with PP – I’ve never had problems with dry erase markers. FI and I leave notes to each other on a mirror in our hall frequently and wiping it with a dry paper towel takes care of it.

Post # 8
3633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a mirror that we wrote on for the menu. We bought Crayola Washable Window Markers (http://www.amazon.com/toys-games/dp/B001FQKPSU). I bought both the regular and the crystal effects, but on a mirror, both are quite similar.

A few tips:

1) Really plan out what you want to write. Writing on a mirror can get really smear-y and if you make a mistake, you need Windex to really get all the residue off so it’s still a bright, shiny mirror versus a cloudy one.

2) Pick a darker, more saturated color. It’ll be A LOT easier to read.

3) Measure, measure, measure! Luckily for me, I only had a few lines to do. However, if you are doing a full seating chart, do measure ahead of time and see how wide/long each name can be. It’ll be really sad to get to the bottom and discover you still have 10 names to go with no room left because again, all the pens leave a residue so you would have to start totally fresh.

Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

Has anyone used highlighter on a mirror? And how easy was it to remove?

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