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.
Some one drew on my school bag with permanent marker. So how do I get permanent marker off of my back-pack?
Usually, Permanent means permanent. Can you draw or paint or sew on a patch over it?
I have had good luck using isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove black sharpie from a fabric backpack. It will take some work and it may remove dye from the background too. Try using a cotton ball or q-tip to a small part to see how it reacts.
What can I use to get black marker out of denim fabric?
By Angie from Lumberton, NC
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 had good luck using straight isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. You may have to do it more than once to get all the black off and there is also a chance that it will take up the dye of the backpack, so test a section first.
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?
If you have a black permanent marker can't you go over the silver with that. I don't know of any way that you can get the actual silver writing off, other than covering it with black marker.
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.
How can I get marker stain out of my favorite sweater? My son got a hold of the markers. Please help.
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
Here are some links I have found on my favorite site. I hope this helps!
Give the little guy a hug!
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.
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
alcohol..and not the type you drink lol....lay on top of a towel you no longer want, like if it's on a arm seperate the fabric so it's only the layer with the spot (understand?) and pour alcohol over it letting it go through into the towel.