Christine asked: How do I remove dry erase marker from clothing. My children come home from school all the time with small marks from the dry erase markers they use. I’ve tried everything I can think of, but nothing seems to get it out.
Dry erase markers are used in a variety of places from memo boards to board meetings. If you end up with a marker smudge or stain on your favorite piece of clothing, use this simple method to remove it.
You Will Need:
- Murphy’s Oil Soap
- Laundry detergent
- Old toothbrush
Steps to Remove the Marker:
- Start by folding the towel and placing it inside of the shirt, so that the marker stained area is resting above the towel. The towel will serve two purposes, to keep the liquids from draining through to the other side of the shirt, and to provide a surface for the marker to transfer to.
- Pour a small amount of Murphy’s Oil Soap onto the marker stain.
- Blot the area with a clean cloth. As you are blotting, the marker will transfer to the cloth.
- Turn the cloth often so that a clean surface is always being used. It may be necessary to turn the cloth inside of the shirt as well.
- If needed, use an old toothbrush, or other soft brush, to gently scrub the area.
- Once the stain is removed, launder the garment as you normally would.
Additional Tips and Advice
- If Murphy’s Oil Soap is not available, rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer can be used as well. Although it may not be as effective, it will remove light stains. Follow the same steps as above.
- If the stains are stubborn, allow the Murphy’s Oil to set on the stain for a minute before blotting/scrubbing.