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Kids Drew All Over My Vinyl Couch and Stool?

I have a vinyl couch and vinyl foot stools. My problem is during a party the kids somehow managed to write graffitti all over it with blue, black and red permanent marker and ball point pen. The stubborn stains will not come out. I have tried all home remedies and what products are avaliable to me. My problem is i live in Korea and for some reason they have no idea or clues or helpful advice.

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By Debbie C (Guest Post)
June 29, 20070 found this helpful
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I just finished cleaning marker off my vinyl fencing. I used acetone which I purchased at my local auto parts store. It worked great. Just wiped the marker right off. It left the finish a little dull, but some car wax fixed that. I don't know how it would do on a sofa but if works great on vinyl fencing.

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July 18, 20070 found this helpful
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It is vinyl do not use acetone it will ruin it. Sour crea or yougurt will take care of it. Just rub and wipe and repeat also hairspray if all else fails .

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If the stain is set it will take a little patience.

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By Lisa (Guest Post)
August 21, 20050 found this helpful

Straight strength acetone....kinda like mineral spirits but different. It comes in a metal can like paint thinner. This is very strong so test a spot first and wash after with soap and water then condition the area after because it can dry stuff out. I just finished cleaning my husbands boat seats. (Daughter with ball point pen.) Hairspray worked a bit, magic eraser not at all....didn't have WD-40...Acetone was the way to go. I didn't need elbow grease either.

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December 3, 20050 found this helpful

Oracle is correct re: Mr. Clean's 'Eraser'. Follow the directions on the box; Eraser must be damp or squeezed well. The quicker you want to get the cleaning job down, the harder you press, but I've found that this also tends to take the finish off of things. It literally erases marks. Case in point: footprints which won't mop off on linoleum. It gets into all the little pores of the linoleum and gets the dirt.

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With the vinyl couch, there shouldn't be much of a problem using this method to remove the marks; vinyl seems pretty strong. If the stool is also the same vinyl, it should be ok. If the stool is wood, you could leave the drawings on and call it the "family stool" where the children draw, but I am guessing it is vinyl. It depends on how you view the incident. If you value the kids' creativity, you might show it off. If you feel affronted by them doing it in an inappropriate place, though, then I would show them something they are allowed to draw on and use the Eraser.

Good luck!

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By Mindy (Guest Post)
August 31, 20080 found this helpful

I got ink out of my leather with a magic eraser (mr. clean). No such luck with the vinyl boat seat but maybe you should try that.

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