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Cleaning with Denatured Alcohol

A methylated alcohol that has ethanol added to make it foul smelling and unappealing to ingest. This is a guide about cleaning with denatured alcohol.


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November 6, 2006

Denatured alcohol (paint/hardware dept.) will remove Sharpie and other inks from most surfaces (haven't found one it won't work on yet). Put it in a spray or squeeze bottle, spritz it on the mark (it doesn't take much) and wipe off. Repeat if necessary.


I use it a lot at work and have gotten it on me with no weakened or fade-out spots on my jeans, scrubs, or work towel. These have been washed 100+ times so I would definitely test it on color-fast materials or carpet first to make sure.

It will also dry moisture quickly. I use it in my shower and on my windows before I put on suction cups or stickers and will also help in the removal of the glue that stickers leave behind.

By Handy Sandie from Tallapoosa

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August 26, 2010

For glass and mirror cleaning; would denatured alcohol work just as well as rubbing alcohol?

By Rhonda from Napa, CA



August 30, 20100 found this helpful

You can but it would be better for your lungs to use distilled vinegar and water solution. ;-)

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August 30, 20100 found this helpful

I toss rubbing alcohol into the vinegar and water solution. It makes the glass/windows/mirrors SHINE.

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August 31, 20100 found this helpful

Yes, just use 1/2 denatured alcohol and 1/2 water; it makes an excellent glass & mirror cleaner.
When I worked as a paperhanger, I often ran into the cleaning crew on new homes. I was hanging some wallpaper and noticed that when I rinsed the paper around a window, it left absolutely no streaks on the window, amazing because my water wasn't that clean and I wasn't drying the windows, either. I asked the cleaning lady what she used and it was 1/2 denatured alcohol and 1/2 water, she said rubbing alcohol just wouldn't work as well. I've used this ever since.

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February 16, 20160 found this helpful

It works best.

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December 30, 2008

I have a spot on a microfiber couch. The company told us to use denatured alcohol with a q-tip on it. Does anyone know if this works and how you do it?

Mariann from Weirton, WV


By guest (Guest Post)
January 10, 20090 found this helpful

Regular alcohol works great. I just pour a little on a terry cloth (for the roughness) and it removes most anything, even ball point ink.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 15, 20090 found this helpful

I've heard this also, but can't find it to try it. What do you mean by "regular" alcohol? Do you mean "rubbing" alcohol? Thanks!

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September 2, 20140 found this helpful

Check out this blog. She cleaned crayon off her microfiber sofa and says she cleans all kinds of stains with alcohol on her sofa. Pictures included too!

http://www.thri  n-off-couch.html

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