Accidents happen and Permanent Marker seems to be the bane of many an existence. The good news is help is at hand.
You’ll be surprised to find that alcohol, hand sanitizer and hairspray can be used to remove permanent pen. You’ll find different solutions for furniture, skin, ceramic and glass.
Alcohol – Did you know that Booze can remove permanent marker? Apparently, anything liquor greater than 80 proof will work but rubbing alcohol is superior. Since it can be used for so many household purposes, it’s worth having a bottle on hand. All you need to do is wet a rag or towel and wipe away the stains. You can purchase it here
Toothpaste and Baking Soda – Walls, metal, and wood all benefit from the Toothpaste method. Just mix equal parts of baking soda and toothpaste. Use a circular motion to rub the stain until removed.
WD-40 – No home is complete without the legendary WD-40. It has 2000+ very handy uses according to its website. We have included a list below for you to pin. It’s a commercial cleaning product and all you need to do is spray it directly on the stain. Be sure to pop some WD-40 in your cupboard. You can purchase yours here
Pencil Eraser – Another one to try, some say this works a treat.
Sunscreen – apparently some properties in the sunscreen can activate permanent pen removal. Give it a try!
Nail polish remover – this has great results. Use an Acetone base version and rub the stain.
White Fabric Removal – Hopefully you will never need this but if you do, just dilute a small amount of bleach in water. You may be lucky enough that the stain removes or loosens after the initial dip but if you need to soak, it’s important that you don’t overdo it as your material could start to come apart and dissolve. Once your stain is gone, thoroughly rinse and wash as usual.
Satin Trick – don’t despair! You can use a mix of vinegar, lemon juice, milk and borax. Add a tablespoon of each ingredient and apply to stain. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Using a slightly damp sponge, dab the material. It is important that you don’t rub. Be gentle and respectful of the fabric.
Towels and Sheets – use rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover. Apply with a cotton wool ball.
Clothing – Citrus juice works well on clothing and won’t bleach. Fresh lime or lemon juice can be applied with a cotton wool ball to the stain. Dab until removed. If it’s a more delicate fabric dilute the citrus with water so that your solution is half strength. Wash off the minute the stain is removed.
Carpet – It’s a common victim of permanent pen. Rubbing Alcohol works a treat. Again, use the dabbing motion. If you rub, you will spread the stain. Hairspray is another good alternate.
Leather Upholstery – Hairspray is also great for Leather. Once stain and residue is removed, finish off by applying some Leather Conditioner.
Microfiber Upholstery – Hydrogen Peroxide is the secret to getting permanent pen off your microfiber lounge. Use a very small amount and scrub the stain gently for 10-15 minutes. Part 2 of the process is to add rubbing alcohol using a separate clean towel. Finish off by using a third clean towel that is dampened with water and Blot dry. Purchase Hydrogen Peroxide here
Furniture – Windex, rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover will work. Use a clean towel that is similar color to the item you are cleaning and dab at the stain. Don’t over soak the stain or you could end up with an ugly watermark. Pat dry excess and air dry. Purchase your Windex here
Permanent Pen Information Source – Wiki How
Most of us use Highlighters regularly and it’s very easy to end up with highlighter stains on your clothing. You can remove the stains quickly with very little effort by using just a few simple ingredients.
What you’ll need:
- Laundry Detergent and a Pre-Treatment Solution
- Hair Spray
- Nail Polish Remover (non-acetone type)
- Rubbing alcohol or Isopropyl
- Salt water and plain cold water
- Paper napkins or a clean white cloth
Start by blotting off any excess stain with a paper napkin or cloth then dab on some Laundry Pre-Treatment Solution and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. If the stain isn’t totally removed by this then rub some laundry detergent and a little water on it. Make sure that you DON’T scrub it! Repeat the rinsing and rubbing if necessary. Further details can be found on Do It Yourself
How To Remove Permanent Marker Video
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