Denatured Alcohol for Stain Removal

Denatured alcohol (paint/hardware dept.) will remove Sharpie and other inks from most surfaces (haven't found one it won't work on yet). Put it in a spray or squeeze bottle, spritz it on the mark (it doesn't take much) and wipe off. Repeat if necessary.


I use it a lot at work and have gotten it on me with no weakened or fade-out spots on my jeans, scrubs, or work towel. These have been washed 100+ times so I would definitely test it on color-fast materials or carpet first to make sure.

It will also dry moisture quickly. I use it in my shower and on my windows before I put on suction cups or stickers and will also help in the removal of the glue that stickers leave behind.

By Handy Sandie from Tallapoosa


November 8, 20060 found this helpful

Please remember to be extremely careful where you use denatured alchohol as it is highly flammable and should be used with proper ventilation.

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