As soon as possible, spray the mark liberally with hair-spray. Allow to sit for one minute then rinse in clear warm water. If some stain remains, repeat, until all stain is removed and then launder as usual. A friend of mine suggested this to me and it works great!
By Sparkles from Central, OH
I tried hairspray on permanent market on my white linen trousers and nothing. Used stain devil and nothing or with acetone. Tried bleach and it slowly faded away took about 10 minutes. Kept and eye on it as I didn't want it turning yellow on the off chance I forgot they were soaking.
Try isopropyl alcohol, also called rubbing alcohol. The reason the hairspray or hand sanitizer sometimes works for removing ink is because of the alcohol content.
I was able to get a name written in black Sharpie off of a school backpack with rubbing alcohol. It took some time and the alcohol did take off some of the backpack's original color. Good luck!
I have a jacket with a 100% polyurethane shell. The lining is 65% polyester, 35% cotton. The shell has black permanent marker on it. Someone signed my chest when I went to a concert and it rubbed off onto my jacket. Please help.
By Tina from NSW
I found hairspray to be helpful in removing black perm marker..just tried it on my light gray sweatpants and it work gonna launder them now
We got permanent marker out of our carpet with baby wipes
How can I remove Sharpie Laundry Marker from a gray sweatshirt?
Use soap and water I did and it came out
Is there any way I can get permanent marker out of a top?
By mjor adams
Try spraying with a cheep hair spray and blotting with a paper towel. Worth a try you can use the rest of the cheep hair spray to kill wasps and bees just spay it on them and it kills them.
My blue permanent maker fell out of my hand in art class and it got on my 100% polyester top. I washed and dried it. Any ideas on how to get it out?
By Amari from Rochester
Rubbing alcohol. Place a washcloth under the fabric and saturate the stain with alcohol, using another washcloth to blot the stain. If the alcohol dries before the stain is gone, pour on more alcohol and blot again.
Keep doing this - it should remove the marker stain completely.I just did this with a skirt of my granddaughter's that was dried in the dryer with an ink pen.
Oxyclean does wonders for me.
How do you get Sharpie or permanent marker off colored clothes?
I got black marker ink out of a cotton/polyester comforter by coating the ink with Stain Stick first and then adding a coat of Spray 'n Wash. I washed it in a load by itself with my usual detergent. Good luck!
How do I remove blue Sharpie from 100% blue linen shirt?
Try using a Mr. Clean Magic eraser to dab at it. I've always found that OxyMagic (found at most stores) works wonders.
How do you remove permanent marker from clothing?
By Maché from South Africa
Here are different strategies to try:
Nail Polish Remover
Gel based commercial stain removers
Baking Soda Toothpaste Paste not gel
Wash garment using cold water no laundry detergent and a cup of salt.
W D 40
Soak in lemon juice for an hour and then launder
Hope at least one of these helps!
I accidentally washed and dried my nylon Columbia jacket with a permanent marker in the pocket. How do I get the blotches off my jacket?
By LeAnne from DeForest, WI
To remove Marker Ink.
You will need:
Nail Polish Remover
Soak a cotton ball with the remover.
Gently press it on the affected area, turning the ball & pressing it until the cotton ball is somewhat saturated with the marker ink. With a new cotton ball, repeat the processtwo more times, or until very little ink is left.
The apply a few drops of dishwash detergent (I find Dove works the best) to the area, rub in gently, & launder as you would normally do.
I believe you will find this will remove the marker ink. If it is a more stubborn ink mark, just repeat the process until you are satisfied.
Good Luck, Hedera :0)
My favorite green hollister shirt got tealish blue sharpie on it somehow. I was wondering if you knew how to get it off with out damaging the color of the shirt?
Aimee from Marysville, WA
try spraying hairspray from a metal can and wash as regular
Try soaking the spot with hairspray and color safe bleach and then washing it. It might work sorry if it doesn't. Hairspray gets sharpie off walls so maybe it will. -halie
I have 5 one inch letters on a 100% cotton blue shirt made with a Sharpie. I have already washed it and the Sharpie letters are still there. It was done with a black Sharpie. How do I take the letters out?
By sab7715 from Rock Hill, SC
Try lots of alcohol or hairspray. It may come out a bit at a time so several tries may be needed. Another product would be GoJo or waterless hand cleaner.
I got dark blue sharpie on my slate gray coat. The part of the coat that got the stain is cotton, and the inside of my coat is polyester and the coat itself is dry clean only. How do I get the stain out with out putting it in the washer?
By Lauren from Omaha, NE
Try a little alcohol. Alcohol breaks up inks. If you don't have that handy, try hairspray, as it has alcohol in it. Try it in a nonconspicuous place first just to make sure it would affect the color.
How do I get permanent marker out of washed and dried clothes?
Meredith from NC
Saturate the stain with hair spray and then wash as you normally would. You may have to wash it a few times with the hair spray, but it does remove the marker.
How can I remove black permanent maker from a cotton shirt?
By Ester from South Africa
Pour normal milk over it and rub; the ink will come out. Then rinse and wash. (03/29/2011)
How do I get a black permanent marker off a white cotton t-shirt?
By Ellen from L.A. CA
Um well, use some Oxi Clean.
By jc penny
How do I remove a Sharpie permanent marker stain from a cotton/poly shirt?
By Cas from Chicago, IL
Try saturating the stain with aerosol hair spray (not a pump), let it set for a few minutes then blot. I know it works on walls, not sure about clothing. If that doesn't work try a cleaner called "Spray Power". I buy it at Walmart (in aisle with multi surface cleaners like Windex) for about $2 and I use it on just about everything, especially clothes. I hope it helps! (09/27/2010)
How do I remove a Sharpie pen stain on a white cotton mix with polyester.
By Jhay from Anaheim
How do I remove permanent marker from 64% cotton 36% polyester?
By Pam Rape from Monroe, NC
Spray Mean Green on it then put it in the washing machine and then pour a 1/2 cup of Mean Green directly in the washer and turn it on (06/04/2010)
My favorite pair of jeans has permanent marker on them. It's a huge line from mid thigh to my knee. My dad, not remembering they had marker on them, washed them. Is there anything I can do to save them?
How do I remove a red marker stain from beige cotton slacks?
I drew a red line with a permanent marker on a wool cap by mistake, how can I remove it safely?
How do I remove black Sharpie permanent marker from a medium blue 100% polyester shirt?