What Are Some Tips for Permanent Marker Stain Removal?


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The most effective cleaning product for most permanent marker stains is rubbing alcohol, but care should be taken to make sure that alcohol is safe to use on the item being cleaned. Other products that help with permanent marker stains include vinegar, liquid hand washing detergent, ammonia and WD-40.

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What Are Some Tips for Permanent Marker Stain Removal?
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When attempting to remove permanent marker from a garment, it is advisable to put the stain face down on a paper towel to draw the stain out rather that try to pull it through the fabric. The stained area should be sponged with rubbing alcohol, frequently changing the paper towels until clean.

For carpet stains, a solution of one tablespoon each of hand washing detergent and white vinegar should be mixed with two cups of warm water and sponged onto the affected area, regularly blotting with a clean, dry cloth until the stain is gone.

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