Marking Pencils Comparison Chart (PDF)

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There are a lot of marking pencils, pens and chalks on the market. However, not all of them can mark on the same types of fabrics and materials. And even if two different pencils can both mark on the same fabric, one might be a better choice than the other. To help you solve this problem and figure out which marking pencils work best on which materials, we’ve created this fantastic chart. It rates the marking pencils and chalks we sell here at Sailrite® and how well they mark on a variety of fabrics and materials.

There are six types of marking pencils or chalks we offer. This chart compares the Scribe-All® Marking Pencil, chalk, Soapstone Pencil, Water Soluble Marking Pencils by Dritz®, the Washable Wonder Marker and a grease marking pencil. We test these six marking pencils against a wide variety of fabrics and other materials. Just some of the materials we test include upholstery fabrics like Sunbrella® and Ultraleather, cover fabrics like Top Notch® and Sur Last®, and even seating vinyls, webbing, vinyl window material, glass, wood and plastic.

The pencils are rated one through five stars so you know how well they performed when tested on these fabrics and other materials. So, just download our Marking Pencils Comparison Chart by clicking the green button below and see for yourself which pencils work best with which material types.

To learn even more about marking pencils and their various traits, we have another blog that’s a great resource. Our blog “How to Pick the Best Marking Pencil” (300011XHT) is an in-depth guide to all our marking pencils, what they mark on, their characteristics, and how easy they are to wash from your fabric. Be sure to check it out.

Looking for more comparison charts and selection guides to help you pick the right tools and products for your DIYs? We have a comprehensive catalog of Selection Guides on our website. Click the “How-To” section of our website and then click on “Selection Guides” for the full lineup of useful blogs and articles on a variety of tools, fabrics, notions and more.