What Is a China Marker Used For?


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China markers are used to write on slick or non-porous surfaces, such as glass, metal or plastic. They can also be used for art applications to prevent smearing during the sketching process.

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Made of wax and sometimes referred to as grease or wax pencils, China markers often have a wood or paper casing. The wood variety requires a sharpener, knife or other tool to sharpen. Paper casings peel away in a spiral to uncover more of the wax. Similar to a crayon but more resilient, China markers can be removed from most surfaces with a paper towel or by rubbing the mark.

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