Applying hairspray, rubbing alcohol or milk is an effective method of removing permanent marker stains from clothing. To obtain the maximum effectiveness for any of these methods, treat the stain as quickly as possible.Continue Reading
An important thing to remember when removing permanent marker from clothes is that rubbing may smear the stain into the fabric and prevent its removal. When using hairspray, dampen the stain with water, then apply a non-oily hairspray to a dry paper towel, and dab it on the stain. If the color from the permanent marker is transferring from the fabric to the towel, the method is working correctly.
When using rubbing alcohol, lay the stained material face down on a dry paper towel. Dab at the stain with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol. The ink should run off the fabric and onto the paper towel. Change the paper towel frequently so it can continue to absorb the ink from the marker.
When using milk, place the stained area of the fabric in milk. The milk should change color as the ink comes out of the stain. When the milk becomes discolored, replace it with a new batch of milk. Some other methods for cleaning permanent marker out of clothes include using an acetone nail polish remover or applying the commercial cleaning product Goof Off, which can be found in most department stores, to the stain.Learn more about Stain Removal
According to Good Housekeeping, iron scorch marks that have set into clothing are removed by applying hydrogen peroxide and ammonia directly to the stain and allowing it to stand for up to an hour. The next step is to flush the stain with cold water. The last step is to machine wash the garment in cold water with oxygen bleach.Full Answer >
Light scorch marks on clothing, such as those caused by an iron, may be repaired by applying a chemical mixture, allowing it to soak and then laundering the clothing. This process, which is recommended by Good Housekeeping, can take as long as an hour, not including the laundering time. You need hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, water and oxygen bleach. Remember to spot test the fabric before applying the hydrogen peroxide, as some colors or fabrics can fade or become discolored.Full Answer >
To remove a Sharpie stain, wet the stain, and use a stain remover-soaked paper towel to rub the stain out. You need water, paper towels, and either hairspray, rubbing alcohol or milk.Full Answer >
Natural methods for removing ink stains from fabric include applying rubbing alcohol, lemon juice, vinegar, cornstarch, cream of tartar and milk, suggests Reader's Digest. If the ink is still wet, it suggests covering the ink in salt, dabbing it with a wet cloth, and repeating several times if necessary.Full Answer >