My daughter just got a permanent black marker and wrote all over the rug in the basement. The rug is light in color and is Berber. I have tried Pro Solve, but it is not working. I'm going to try using the cleaner that comes with a steam cleaner, but am not to hopeful. Please help.
By Sara from Barrie, Ontario
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My daughter wrote all over our oriental rug with black sharpie. The sharpie web site mentioned a product called Amodex, a cream in 4 oz bottle about $6, I applied to the writing on the rug, didnt take much, and it removed all the marks. Definitely recommend this product! Maybe alcohol and other stuff works, but I went with proven solution - don't want to take chance and set a stain with something that doesnt work.
By Sandi 11/11/2009
If the stains don't come out could you dye the rug? Depending on what is in these markers, there is a reason they are called permanent, you may not be able to remove these marks. Can you contact the maker of the rug, or where you bought it? Perhaps they might have an idea? Could the stained areas be cut out, and new carpet be put in? Would an area rug cover this up? In any case keep the markers, pens et hidden. Best of luck to you.
PS: No matter what you do to try to clean this mess, try the "spot" cleaning in an an area where it won't show, if possible. This way if you make it worse you won't see it.
By Jen Hummell 11/11/2009
We had a dog that chewed up a black permanent marker on our old berber carpet. I finally got it out with many applications of OxiClean. It turned orange then finally was gone!
By PENNY K 11/08/2009
You might try plain rubbing alcohol. It takes perm marker off a few hard surfaces.
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I have a stain in the carpet from non-washable marker. I'm thinking of cutting out the area and replacing it with a new piece so I'm looking for tips to do it right the first time. The stain is right when you walk through the doorway so it's not possible to cover it up. We are also selling this house and I want it to look nice.
Thanks for any advice!
Mik from WI
How do you remove sharpie permanent marker from carpet?
Thank You, Bertie
My granddaughter got dark blue magic marker on my carpet tracing around a sheet of paper. I took Purell hand sanitizer and rubbed on the marks and took a rag and the blue marker came up very easily off my light green carpet.
By Karen from Whiteville, NC
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