I accidentally left a non-permanent red marker in a pocket of clothing and preceded to wash and dry it. I now have red marks all over several pieces of light colored, mostly cotton or cotton blend clothing - Help!!
What can I do to save the clothing and remove the red marker?
Michelle from Michigan
Try soaking each stain with hairspray, wash, repeat until stain is gone. Hairspray does remove most inks, even permanent. Or try the Mr. Clean eraser sometimes works on fabric stains without ruining fabric. Or shout stain wipes. Or even oxyclean. Hairspray would be my first choice.
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To clean marker and even permanent marker, try using nail polish remover. I strongly suggest to test it on an inconspicuous area of the clothing first just to make sure it doesn't damage your clothing.
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Use rubbing alcohol. Use a sponge or washcloth under the fabric and pour alcohol on it and on a washclothe and rub it a bit then wash it.
I'd be surprised if your red marker stains don't just come out gradually in the wash over time. I've got a toddler in daycare and I have to label everything she wears. I do it with so called "permanent" laundry markers and it washes off in months. So far, I have found that none of them are truly permanent!
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Right now my dress form is lying on a back being rubbed, cleaned, brushed, and still the face is bravely smiling at me.
I have successfully cleaned black permanent marker from clothes using old fashioned lye soap. Wet the stain with warm water. Rub soap into the stain. I use an old toothbrush to scrub the soap into the stain. I usually let the soap soak into the stain for several hours. Then I wash it with the regular laundry. If using this method on an upholstered piece, use a wet cloth to absorb the soap and water after the stain has gone. This has worked for me on almost every kind of stain.
I would try alcohol on the stain. I have used alcohol on stains from pens and I also use it for paint stains from acrylics and if you get it right away most of it will come out. I tracked some oil paint on my rug and used Murphy's Oil Soap on it after a couple of hours and it came out.
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