Nothing worked on my white chairs to remove ink, so I tried 'ACETONE' . It did the job very well, but you have to try on small area first as this is a solvent and may strip the paint. I rubbed very gently little by little and it worked. It seemed to remove bit of shine of the vinyl, but I used the 'Marveer' furniture polish to bring the shine back. I only used it on white vinyl and probably would be careful with the colour vinyl.
Try a magic eraser sponge. I removed permenant marker from a dry erase board with it & nothing else would clean it off.
Try turpentine and steel wool. Scrub gently and wipe clean. Do this a few times, then wipe clean with water. Worked for same problem I had, on bright orange vinyl and didn't strip the paint or anything.
My kid scribbled on the arm of my beige loveseat with permanent black marker about a month ago, then 2 weeks ago she set a pen on my sofa that exploded and left big blue blotches on the top and side of it.
We have tried everything: fingernail polish remover, vinegar, Magic Eraser, and hairspray; nothing has worked. They are faded now, but still very noticeable.
I'm not sure if the fabric is vinyl or leather, if that helps. Any suggestions to get it out completely without destroying my couch?
Well, anything you attempt for removing the ink is sure to remove the color of the leather as well... you may want to try some Automotive Leather Cleaners but as you state, there are so much ink on the arms, top and side that you'd have to be better than a professional to complete the task without it being noticeable. Have you tried using some Saddle Soap?
1) Do not purchase 'permanent' markers if your kid has access to them.
http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-de ... -permanent-marker-leather-seats.html
Does anyone know how to get ink and marker marks out of vinyl? I have a tan vinyl top card table that my son has drawn all over and would like to remove the marks without ruining the table. I have tried a few cleaners, but none have worked. I even heard hairspray would take up the pen marks, but no such luck. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
By Jackie S.
By tx amy
Feedback from the graffiti removal industry: Please be careful with some of the suggestions. We are talking about removing ink from VINYL. Many petroleum-based products will shrink, dry out, or bleach the vinyl. It may look good now; however, the vinyl can deteriorate very quickly thereafter.
There are 100s of types of vinyl, citrus-based cleaners work well on some and hair spray works on others. We have found no single method that works on all types of vinyl. Always remember to test the cleaner, solvent, etc. on an inconspicuous area of the surface you wish to clean first. Ciao, Robin (01/24/2007)
By Candice in Calgary
First of all: remember that not all applications and messes are created equal. That said, I had to remove a bunch of blue sharpie permanent marker drawings from vinyl wallpaper. I first used Magic Eraser, worked some, but started to take the finish off the wall. I next used another solvent from Service Master, and it also took off the finish.
My point, be careful, what products you use on the surface you need cleaned. I used a product by Zep, called Write Away-Ink and Graffiti Remover, and it worked like magic. This product is an aerosol, non-chlorinated solvent, that when used in conjunction with industrial/shop towels. The marker came off with a couple of applications (shouldn't need a brillo pad, scouring pad, etc.).
Just be careful to have towels on hand, as the marker, literally bleeds off the wall. I sprayed the wall around the blue sharpie mess to ensure no blue walls. I am moving heaven and earth to find this product! It looks like you can only get this product online, and must spend at least $50 dollars worth (good for 6 bottles) to get the actual product from ZEP themselves. I must say for larger/industrial jobs this product works extremely well. It is odd how each color sharpie reacts differently to this product and all other cleaners in general. I have used toothpaste, Magic Eraser, isopropyl alcohol, and everything under the sun, but this stuff works! LARGE JOBS ONLY, and would probably be more useful in industrial jobs. PS. I have kids and I need at least one bottle of this citrus smelling life saver! (11/07/2008)
My 5 year old wrote her name and her brother's name on the back of my Caravan's vinyl seats. I have tried hair spray, shaving cream, nail polish remover, all kind of cleaners, rubbing alcohol, Mr. Clean Eraser, etc. Any suggestions?
Magazines were left on a vinyl covered card table. This left dirty dark streaks from the ink on the magazines. I would like to remove the streaks from top of card table.
By Seymour Phillips from San Diego, CA
How do I remove ink from vinyl and soft plastic?
By Peggy from Port Saint Lucie, FL
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