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How to Remove Sharpie From Clothing

Although Sharpie markers are intended to be permanent, if you need to remove an accidental or intentional mark on a piece of clothing this guide contains several suggestions including alcohol, nail polish remover, or a Magic Eraser. This is a guide about how to remove Sharpie from clothing.
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September 6, 2016

How do I get Sharpie off of the part of my t-shirt that has letters on it?
The best thing I can find is nail polish remover, but that takes the lettering off as well.

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful
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Place shirt stain side down on paper towel. Dab at stain with rubbing alcohol. The stain will transfer to the towel.

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May 6, 20110 found this helpful

How do I remove blue Sharpie from 100% blue linen shirt?

By Mike

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May 7, 20110 found this helpful
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Try using a Mr. Clean Magic eraser to dab at it. I've always found that OxyMagic (found at most stores) works wonders.

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December 26, 2009

I have 5 one inch letters on a 100% cotton blue shirt made with a Sharpie. I have already washed it and the Sharpie letters are still there. It was done with a black Sharpie. How do I take the letters out?

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By sab7715 from Rock Hill, SC

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December 30, 20090 found this helpful
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Try lots of alcohol or hairspray. It may come out a bit at a time so several tries may be needed. Another product would be GoJo or waterless hand cleaner.

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June 14, 20060 found this helpful

My favorite green hollister shirt got tealish blue sharpie on it somehow. I was wondering if you knew how to get it off with out damaging the color of the shirt?

Thank you!

Aimee from Marysville, WA

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June 15, 20060 found this helpful

try spraying hairspray from a metal can and wash as regular

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June 21, 20080 found this helpful

Try soaking the spot with hairspray and color safe bleach and then washing it. It might work sorry if it doesn't. Hairspray gets sharpie off walls so maybe it will. -halie

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June 10, 20130 found this helpful

So last year I let a bunch of friends write on my pair of Vans with a Sharpie and stuff on them and around on the rubbery part. I wanna know what is the best way to take it off, or at least make it less noticeable?

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December 26, 20090 found this helpful

I have Sharpie stains on my clothes. How do I remove them? I have tried all kinds of stain removers. The stain is on a new night gown. Thanks for the help in advance.

By Patsy from AR

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Removing Sharpie From Clothing

From past posts it looks like your answer is GooGone or hair spray. (05/14/2009)

By Joy

Removing Sharpie From Clothing

Try using nail polish remover. I use it to get ink off of many items at work. (05/21/2009)

By jeaniemarie

Removing Sharpie From Clothing

My sister was a nurse and would get ballpoint and Sharpie ink on her white uniform. She always sprayed hairspray on the spots and then washed. You could never see any spots when she dried them. She also would not dry them if all of the spot didn't come out. She would spray again and wash and it always came out. Hope this helps. (05/21/2009)

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May 14, 20090 found this helpful

How do I remove Sharpie marks from a pair of pants?

Missy from Statesville, NC

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Removing Sharpie From Clothing

Hi, I had Sharpie on the back of my jacket and I used Goof Gone. It got every bit of the sharpie off my jacket. Just read the directions first, hopefully this will help! (01/26/2009)

By Kaitlin

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July 30, 20050 found this helpful

I'm trying to get sharpie out of my shirt. it's 90% cotton and 10% polyester.

Jeffrey

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Removing Sharpie From Clothing

Try cheap hairspray. I have used it on permanent stuff on clothes, walls, and varnished furniture. (07/30/2005)

By Tharon

Removing Sharpie From Clothing

I have had luck with Googone. (07/31/2005)

By rhodagail

Removing Sharpie From Clothing

Just tried hairspray on a sharpie stain on my shirt and it definitely lightened the stain a whole lot! It isn't completely gone though...(04/15/2006)

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