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Old 04.02.2012, 23:45
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Removing permanent marker from fabric

Sorry a boring post here, but I need to appeal to all the yummy mummy's out there. My daughter went a bit trigger happy with a permanent marker today and has got it all over one of her favourite toys..... and the bedroom wall.

Any ideas about how to best remove it, if possible, from fabric.
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Old 04.02.2012, 23:49
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Re: Removing permanent marker from fabric

Is it a thick black one (clothing marker, felt tip) or a 'transparency' one (used for writing on plastic sheets that you put on an overhead projector). ?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=removing+permanent+marker

Just watch out - if you use any sort of solvent the stain will spread through the fabric...my experience is that you probably can't remove it from the fabric, but hard surfaces should work out Ok (and you can always paint it later)...
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Re: Removing permanent marker from fabric

Yep its the black one for writing on a white magnetic board......lovely child.....
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Old 04.02.2012, 23:52
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Re: Removing permanent marker from fabric

In the local Müller they have lots of tiny bottles of stain specific stain remover for lots of different types of stains. You could look and see if they have something suitable?
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Re: Removing permanent marker from fabric

Rubbing alcohol should remove most, if not all of the ink.

Since it is on fabric, I would suggest soaking another piece of clean white fabric (old t-shirt, cheese cloth, or even cotton balls) and blot the stain without rubbing, just letting the alcohol soak up the ink.

Not sure if this would work on your walls though, especially if it is flat paint.

Good luck.
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Re: Removing permanent marker from fabric

If it's just whiteboard marker, then it's not 'permanent' marker.

It will mostly remove with water.
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Re: Removing permanent marker from fabric

One of the stain devil range should work.
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Re: Removing permanent marker from fabric

Apparently, the stain removers don't work - I seem to remember trying.
Some people have recommended : sunscreen, toothpaste, carpet cleaner, baby wipes (but not alcohol, bleach, soap, etc).
However, Murphy's Oil Soap came up a few times on US websites. Best of luck.
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Re: Removing permanent marker from fabric

I do hope the OP hasn't spent the last four years trying to get the marks off.
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Re: Removing permanent marker from fabric

this thread is four years old - they've probably got it sorted by now.
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