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A 3 year old, a marker, and a cherished heirloom don't mix well at all. I am in tears. How do I remove permanent marker from my deceased grandmother's fabric living room chair? It is a formal living room chair. It is black marker.
By Tamara Green Eddings from Woodstock, GA
You might try this on a dime sized spot. Get some old rags to hold underneath the area you are testing and to blot with. Go to Walmart and get the 91 percent rubbing alcohol. Pour a bit into a small dish and dip a cotton ball into the alcohol until it's wet, but just short of dripping. Press into a small spot on the fabric, wait 1 minute or less if it starts to run, and blot. Repeat and see if it starts to come out.
Last month I realized I'd used a permanent marker on my dry erase board and removed it with rubbing alcohol. I just happened to have the super strength, regular is 70 per cent, and I think the extra alcohol helps.
By PENNY K
Ink Away made by GooGone! It states that it removes ink stains from fabrics and upholstery. I used it on the seats of my van that the kids wrote on with a black Sharpie, and it took it off. It comes in a small bottle (2 fl.oz.) and I got it at either Lowe's or Menard's. It's not for use on suede or leather. Good luck. I know your pain when it comes to kids finding a marker.
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I have an old black permanent Sharpie stain on my upholstered chair. Is it way too late to remove this stain? It's over a year old! Nothing was ever done to try to remove the stain.
Most sites say to use alcohol for stain removal but there are other suggestions as well.
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Meagan from Gadsden, AL
My son did the same thing, and 409 got it out for me. Just spray and blot.
After using the hairspray, it did come out most of the way. It is still faintly there.
I had the same problem, my daughter got pen on our leather couch. Nail polish remover worked wonders, and now my 4 year old son had fun with a green permanent marker, on my fridge, pantry doors, and living room furniture. I'm gonna try hairspray now. I've tried toothpaste, and that only worked on the wood part, so we'll see.
My daughter got black permanent marker on my microfiber sofa sectional. I just used "Rave" hairspray, blotted it up, sprayed again, got a wet towel and blotted it again, and it is completely gone. You are all life savers.
Just been shown a really good way of removing it. Paint over it with white board marker, then use a wet wipe to rub off. It all came off first time! I am amazed.
By Eileen S.
I used hair spray and fingernail polish remover both on a tan microfiber couch (blue ink) and it came out real great!
Oxy Clean got it out of mine. (08/28/2007)
I don't know about upholstery but alcohol will remove marker from firm objects. (08/28/2007)
Simple Green full strength: then steam clean with clear water to remove residue. Worked remarkably... no pun intended.(09/23/2007)
My 2 1/2 yr old daughter got a hold of a black permanent marker and "decorated" our tan sofa. I was ill about it because we had only had it about 6 months. I tried several things unsuccessfully and then tried '2 part Resolve Carpet Cleaner' without using my carpet cleaner.
So my son is two years old. I'm over at my boyfriends house and my son got marker on his microfiber sectional. It was about 1 long and 1/2 wide area. I tried hair spray, Oxy Clean, Dawn dish washing soap and warm water, upholstery cleaner and tooth brush, oh yeah and elbow grease. It seems to be working but I'm having a steamer cleaner professional come and clean just to make sure it doesn't set in. Anything else I can try? Embarrassed. Somer (10/25/2007)
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