How To Remove Permanent Marker From Everything

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How To Remove Permanent Marker

How To Remove Permanent Marker

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Ever drop your Sharpie? Ugh, I’ve ruined a blouse or two that way. If I had only known some of these tips. So next time you make a mess of yourself, like I often do, now you’ll know how to clean it up!


Removing Permanent Marker From Hard Non-Porous Surfaces

1 – Rubbing alcohol. Rub with a clean towel.

2 – Toothpaste mixed with baking soda. Rub with a slightly damp cloth.

3 – Use a wet magic eraser (BTW, I love these).

4 – Apply WD-40 and rub with a clean cloth.

5 – Write over stain with dry erase marker, then wipe off.

6 – Apply sunscreen and rub clean.

7 – Use nail polish remover.


Remove Permanent Marker From Fabric

1 – For Whites: Use diluted bleach on whites. (Keep an eye on it. Don’t want to soak too long.) Wash immediately.

2 – For Satins: Mix vinegar, milk, borax, & lemon juice. Allow to sit on stain for 10 minutes then dab (do not rub) off with damp sponge.

3 – Heavy Fabrics: Using cotton ball, dab stain with acetone or rubbing alcohol until stain is gone. Wash immediately after.

4 – Regular Cottons & Polys: Use cotton ball to dab with lemon juice until stain is gone. Wash immediately.

5 – Fragile Fabrics: Diluted lemon juice. Wash immediately.

6 – Carpets: Alcohol or hairspray works.


How To Remove Permanent Marker From Furniture

1 – Leather: Spray with hairspray and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

2 – Micro Fiber: Apply hydrogen peroxide to clean cloth and gently rub for a few minutes. Then apply rubbing alcohol to different cloth and repeat. Then use damp cloth to remove any residue.

3 – Other Furniture: Use rubbing alcohol, windex, or nail polish remover.


How To Remove Permanent Marker From Skin

Rub with alcohol.


There you have it. Now you know what to do after when friends write on your face while you’re asleep.


~ Jenise


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3 Comments on How To Remove Permanent Marker From Everything

  1. Kimberly Becker
    December 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm (6 years ago)

    Be sure not to use nail polish remover on synthetic fabrics, as it will melt them.

    • Jenise
      December 12, 2014 at 12:47 am (6 years ago)

      Oye, that’s that very good tip Kimberly. Thank you!

    • Sheri
      January 14, 2016 at 9:08 pm (4 years ago)

      Does anyone mo how to get permanent marker off wallpaper?


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