White Sharpie Markers

Did you know there are two types of white Sharpie markers? One is an oil base marker and the other is water-based. They both dry at about the same time, look identical when the paint tries, and the cost is about the same.

What’s the difference?

  1. Oil base white Sharpie markers are in most stores, while water-based Sharpies are found at your hobby shops.
  2. Oil base white Sharpie markers will reactivate and smear other Sharpie ink markers
  3. Water-based Sharpie makers write over each other without smearing ink markers.


I like the water-based Sharpie marker the best if I can find them at a hobby store. Most of the time, I use the oil-based white Sharpie as it is the easiest to find at the local stores.

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