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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.
Place shirt stain side down on paper towel. Dab at stain with rubbing alcohol. The stain will transfer to the towel.
How do I remove blue Sharpie from 100% blue linen shirt?
Try using a Mr. Clean Magic eraser to dab at it. I've always found that OxyMagic (found at most stores) works wonders.
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?
By sab7715 from Rock Hill, SC
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.
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?
Aimee from Marysville, WA
try spraying hairspray from a metal can and wash as regular
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
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?
By Allison E.
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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
From past posts it looks like your answer is GooGone or hair spray. (05/14/2009)
Try using nail polish remover. I use it to get ink off of many items at work. (05/21/2009)
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)
By PAT JOHNSON
How do I remove Sharpie marks from a pair of pants?
Missy from Statesville, NC
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)
I'm trying to get sharpie out of my shirt. it's 90% cotton and 10% polyester.
Try cheap hairspray. I have used it on permanent stuff on clothes, walls, and varnished furniture. (07/30/2005)
I have had luck with Googone. (07/31/2005)
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)