permanent marker

In our everyday life we have to face some issues like permanent ink on walls, clothes, boards, furniture etc. When there are small children in a house, there come many such cases in routine. In this article we are going to discuss about the short and easy ways step by step of removing permanent marker from different items. There are different ways for each distinct item which are:

Removing permanent marker from Carpets:

For removing stains of permanent ink from carpet alcohol and hair spray are best options. Take a piece of cloth, dip it into rubbing alcohol bottle and dab the cloth onto the stain area on carpet. Remember that you cannot rub on stain because it may spread more, so gently dab on the stain and continue the process until the removal of stain.

You can also use a hair spray on the stain area. Spray a little on the stain and take a small piece of cloth and dab it on stain. After applying alcohol or spray wash the stain area with little water and then dry it with towel or cloth.

  • Removing Permanent Marker from Furniture:

In case of wooden furniture, you can use ethyl alcohol or sprit (contain 40% alcohol) for removing permanent ink because alcohol has ability to break chemicals in permanent inks. Apply ethyl alcohol with a piece of cloth on the stain and let it free for a few times and then remove the alcohol with cloth.

You can also use toothpaste and soda paste for removing permanent marker from wood. Take equal ratio of toothpaste and soda in a bowl and make a thick paste. Apply this paste to the stain area and leave it for some time then rub this paste with a piece of cloth.

  • Removing Permanent Marker from Plastic:

You can remove permanent ink stain from plastic by using different techniques. Rubbing alcohol and toothpaste plus soda paste are also effective. One can use hand sanitizer to remove permanent stains from plastic items. Take alcohol-based hand sanitizer and squirt it on the area from where you want to remove stain. Its better if you test it on small area first then apply to the whole affected area. Rub it with a piece of paper and continue the process until the removal of stain.

You can also use sun cream to remove permanent stains from plastics. Spray a little sun cream on stain and rub it with cloth and the wipe it.

Nail polish is also effective in the removal of permanent stains from plastic. Scrub nail polish on the stain area and then rub it with cloth.

  • Removing Permanent Marker from Clothes, Leather:

By using rubbing alcohol and nail polish you can remove a permanent marker stain from fabrics like cushions, sofas, bedsheets and curtains etc. Alcohol breaks the chemicals in the permanent inks and it can easily remove permanent ink stains from fabrics. Apply alcohol to the stain and with a piece of cloth dab on the stain.

By using hair spray on the leather, you can clean permanent inks spot. Use a leather conditioner after cleaning it with hair spray.  

  • Removing Permanent Marker from Whiteboard:

Writing accidently with a permanent marker on a whiteboard is very common practice. Now if you have such a situation than how can you erase it? You can remove permanent ink stain from a whiteboard by sprit containing 40% alcohol or petrol. Dip a small piece of cloth in sprit and then rub on the stain on the whiteboard and after that wipe it.

White toothpaste plus soda paste is also helpful for removing permanent marker from walls. Lemon is also an excellent agent which removes stains from walls without disturbing paints. Lemon essential oil has a very good smell and it is considered as a good house cleaner. Take lemon oil and directly apply it to the stain area and gently rub with the help of cloth, continue the process until the removal of permanent ink.

  • Removing Permanent Marker from Skin:

Permanent marker stain can be easily removed from the surface of skin by using different cleaning agents. First of all, you can use olive oil or coconut oil for removing permanent ink from skin. Take white toothpaste and apply it on permanent ink with the help of your fingers. Gently massage the toothpaste for a few seconds then wipe it with tissue or rinse it with water. You can also use sunscreen for removing permanent ink stain from skin. Spray sunscreen on the stain area and then wipe it with tissue paper.

  • Removing Permanent marker from Kitchen Cabinet:

Vegetable oil is an excellent agent used for cleaning permanent marker from kitchen cabinets. Take a cotton ball wet with vegetable oil and scrub it with circular motions on the stain area. Repeat the same activity if required unit the permanent ink is gone. Then wipe it with a tissue paper or a piece of cloth.

  • Removing Permanent Marker from Glass and Tiles:

Rubbing alcohol cleaner or nail polish remover are considered as good cleaning agents. You can get rid of permanent ink from window glass or mirror and tiles surface by applying rubbing alcohol or nail polish cleaner directly to the area from where you want to remove permanent inks. Rub it with a cloth until the stain is gone then wipe it with paper or cloth.

Conclusion:

To get rid of permanent marker stain from your house goods, you can use the above-mentioned techniques for different items.

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