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November 13, 2012 at 7:39 am
I have a stain of black permanent marker on my white uniform. I have tried everything, but none of them have worked. Can anyone tell me what else to try?
March 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm
Have you tried WD-40? Rubbing alcohol is commonly recommended, as well as acetone nail polish remover. You could also try Goof-off or white paste toothpaste. Since your garment is white, you can also bleach the stain. Aerosol hairspray is another option.
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October 9, 2009 at 6:58 am
My grandson baby drew over the fridge door with Texta pen. Can anyone help? I can’t remove it.
February 23, 2016 at 11:11 pm
Is there any way to remove it from a luggage bag…??? Please help.
December 13, 2007 at 1:07 pm
Spray hairspray on pen ink, or marker pens, and wipe it with a dry cloth.
April 29, 2013 at 9:08 am
I have found that when all else fails (hairspray and nail polish remover included), insect repellent spray works the best. In the same way you would use hairspray: saturate, wait, and dab off (don’t rub! It well spread the ink) with a paper towel/cotton wool. It does, however, take a lot of patience – and a lot of paper towel. But I have found this to be the most effective way; I work in retail and often purchase sample items with “SAMPLE” written in permanent marker across them, but after using insect repellent and washing the garment after I got as much out as possible, it usually comes away completely! Even from lighter colors (although I haven’t tried white yet).
September 15, 2012 at 2:48 am
I have used methylated spirit, as well as gasoline (petrol), and both of them work good for removing marker ink.
September 10, 2009 at 6:12 pm
If all else fails, try regular nail polish remover. I use it for the inside of my dryer and it got almost all of it out. Just try it on a little spot at a time. Good luck!
May 13, 2008 at 9:41 pm
I use regular dish washing soap to get pen marks out of clothing. I haven’t found anything that works as well.
January 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm
I have some red pen dots on my carpet. A few days ago, I had just a spot of purple pen mark and I got it out using body wash and water since my soap ran out. I tried it for the red pen and they seem to have faded, but I’m still worried. Help?
I might try rubbing the marks with body wash again tomorrow and hope for the best.
P.S. I have a beige carpet
January 31, 2015 at 2:06 am
This is the article you need for removing marker pen ink from carpet: How to Remove Indelible Ink from Carpet.
March 21, 2013 at 1:36 am
My genuine leather purse got a marker pen ink stain. Any idea to remove it? I’ve tried eye makeup remover oil, but it’s still not working.
March 21, 2013 at 10:19 am
This is the article that you need: How to Clean a Leather Purse. Use a cotton swab to rub the ink stain with rubbing alcohol and then use a blow dryer on the lowest setting to dry the alcohol. You may want to clean the purse with a mild soap or homemade leather cleaner (1:2 white vinegar and linseed oil or olive oil) afterwards to clean off the eye makeup remover and keep the leather conditioned.
September 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm
Thanks Tracy, for sharing. I tried that, but it did not work. That was the first thing I tried. There has to be something that will work.
This is regular newsprint on a white vinyl purse… not real leather.
July 8, 2008 at 11:25 pm
Use Greased Lighting.
June 13, 2015 at 5:49 am
Spray a little aftershave on the surface. Leave it for around a minute, then wipe clean. It may take a couple of applications.
March 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm
I have got some permanent marker from Staples on my wooden desk top and I can’t get it off. Please help.
March 26, 2014 at 1:20 am
Try the methods in this article: How to Remove Ink Stains from Wood. If those don’t work, try Goof Off, as suggested in this article: How to Remove Sharpie Ink Stains. You should test any cleaner on a small, hidden spot first to look for any damage to the wood surface or finish.
December 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm
Help! Years ago, my Mom wrote her name on all of our record albums. Some of these might be worth some money now, and even if they are not, I would still like to remove her name. I neglected to say that she used marker pen. I’d really appreciate some advice.
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September 24, 2008 at 9:30 am
Steps for getting rid of ink stains!!
1. Dab rubbing alcohol onto the ink.
2. Allow a couple of minutes for the alcohol to penetrate the surface and react with the ink.
3. Blot the ink stain using layers of white paper towels or a cloth that has been dampened in either alcohol or water.
4. If the alcohol is ineffective, try using a foaming shaving cream.
5. If the shaving cream doesn’t work, hairspray usually will remove ink, but it should only be used as a last resort because hairspray damages some surfaces and fabrics.
6. Non-flammable dry cleaning fluid may remove certain inks. If you use dry cleaning fluid to remove a stain, rinse the area with water afterward.
October 10, 2015 at 2:09 am
I have a new white cotton polyester trench coat. While shopping, my Sharpie cd marker squiggled on the front of my coat…HELP!!!! How do I get this off the front of my coat…I feel ill!
October 21, 2015 at 2:20 am
This is the article that you need: How to Remove Permanent Marker Stains.
September 12, 2014 at 7:09 am
I have a black sketch pen mark on my pair of pink shorts. 🙁 Please help.
September 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm
You can use the information in this article: How to Clean Ballpoint Ink Out of Clothing. If that doesn’t work, use the information in this article: How to Remove Ink Stains from Cotton Fabrics.
December 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm
I’ve tried everything I could find in the house. Peroxide, hairspray, polish remover, vinegar, baking soda, 409, and Windex. Nothing removes marking pen from a vinyl purse. I’ll go buy some rubbing alcohol and see if that works.
April 23, 2009 at 12:15 am
Hi there. I have a new white vinyl or leather-looking purse that some newspapers were on top of and some of the ink transferred onto my purse. I have tried nail polish remover, hair spray, Tide Stain Stick, WD4-0, That’s Incredible, Amodex, and Clorox Clean up Cleaner with Bleach. Nothing has taken the stains out.
Does anyone know of any product that will take the stains out of my new purse? I am so sad that I never even got to use my new white purse!
January 29, 2016 at 10:02 am
I have had pen markings on my bag since 2011, but can’t remove them. Please, can any one help me?
February 1, 2016 at 9:54 am
The treatment method depends on what type of material your bag is. Here are some articles for common materials:
How to Remove Ink Stains from Cotton Fabrics
How to Remove Ink Stains from Suede
How to Remove Ink Stains from Leather Upholstery
How to Remove Ballpoint Ink from Vinyl
January 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm
Milk usually takes pen marks out of clothes.
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