How to Remove Graphite and Pencil Lead Stains


Follow these steps to remove graphite and pencil lead from wood:

  • Use a soft eraser to remove any excess marks.
  • Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stain.
  • Rinse with a clean cloth dampened with clear water.
  • Polish or wax as soon as possible.