Permanent marker is called "permanent" for a reason. It's very difficult to remove. While difficult to remove, there are some things you can try. This is a guide about removing permanent ink from fabric.
By Angie 1
What can I use to get black marker out of denim fabric?
By Angie from Lumberton, NC
April 10, 2010
I have used Murphy's Oil Soap to get dry erase marker out of different clothing with some success.
How do I get silver permanent marker off my red backpack? My little sister wrote her name all over it and I need to get this off ASAP!
I have a black backpack with silver Sharpie permanent marker on it. I need the writing off of it before tomorrow. Any suggestions? I can't go buy a new backpack or anything at the store. I'm on a budget. Any ideas?
January 6, 2011
I have had good success getting black Sharpie off of a backpack with Rubbing Alcohol. I'm not sure how different the silver is from the black, but it would be a good place to start. Worst case, it might just lighten it.
Good Luck, let us know how it turned out.
While using a Sharpie permanent marker, I got some on my sweater which is 65% polyester and 35% cotton. Any ideas on how to remove this stain?
garnetgirl9 from Stoughton, WI
By guest (Guest Post) Flag
April 13, 2006
Try spraying the ink spot with hair spray then rinse with cool water.
By ashleypink 1
I got a marker stain on my Coach bag and I didn't know how to get out. I looked up tips and "none" were working so I came with a great idea to add it all together. I got a rag and put soap, hydrogen peroxide, and sunscreen on it, mixed it together and what do you know the stain came out in 4 or 5 minutes.
By Ingrid84 1
How can I get marker stain out of my favorite sweater? My son got a hold of the markers. Please help.
March 8, 2012
There are some good links on this page to removing inks from clothing. If those don't help you, try here:
The page opens to stains A-C, you'll have to click a few to get to the ink page.
My daughter used the Sharpie pens on her backpack a while ago; how do you get the ink out?
How do you get permanent black marks out of a tan all weather coat?
By Becky B.
My 2 year old found a blue Sharpie and before I could get it out of his fat little hand he had drawn several streaks across my tan upholstered love seat. I used rubbing alcohol on it, but the streaks still show. Help! :)
By Rene from western MA
Someone messed with my counted cross stitch that I have been working on since May with a green Sharpie pen! I need someway to get it out.
So my orange highlighter was left opened inside my backpack and has stained it inside and out. My backpack is blue on the outside and I don't want to ruin the outside trying something that won't work. Help!
By Esmeralda B
I got a new blue and white backpack for school this year. I let a friend borrow a highlighter. When they were finished with it, they put it in the front pocket of my new backpack. The next morning I noticed the highlighter bled through. :( I've tried washing it in the washer as my mom suggested but it just made it worse. Please help me!
By Kamryn O. from Longview, TX
Is it possible to get black marker out of a pure white hand-made nightgown? I finally found that perfect nightgown, it is pure white, hand-made, and it was a big splurge for myself, but I may have ruined it. I got black marker spots on it, and I was looking for tips, any advice, can it be saved, all answers will be muchly appreciated.
By Amber M