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?
- Oil base white Sharpie markers are in most stores, while water-based Sharpies are found at your hobby shops.
- Oil base white Sharpie markers will reactivate and smear other Sharpie ink markers
- 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.