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Help removing permenant marker

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by ams3651, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    My son got purple permenant marker on his new sweat suit yesterday. Any one have any household hints to get it out. I dont have any nail polish remover or Oxy Clean. Im not sure what to do. Its grey so I dont want to bleach it.
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Try flushing the stain through with rubbing alcohol or vodka. Don't rub or soak, just pour a thin thin stream *through* the stain and out the other side of the fabric, you know? It will not remove the stain totally but will get enough out IME that a light bleach dose in the washload will do the rest.

    Or you can always tack an applique over the spot [​IMG]

    Good luck,

  3. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    HAIR SPRAY !!!!! Really spray alot on it. It will get it out you may have to do it several times to get it all out.
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    thanks I will try them. Im so mad I could spit.
  5. [​IMG] I know the feeling!
  6. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i tried the hairspray this morning and it did get some of it out. I sprayed it again before we left for dinner and will wash it again soon. Cross your fingers. [​IMG] (ps, I still havent dried it, just keep washing)
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  8. wasatusay

    wasatusay Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    Hi new here and haven't introduced myself yet ...
    I have used the liquid air fresheners, the bottles that you plug into the warming device that you plug into the wall. I was trying to get old permanent sharpie marker marks off an old white (yellowed) computer case and stumbled onto it by trying anything around the house, no matter how absurd. It worked perfectly. I have never tried it on clothes. But the computer case was unmarked again and it sure smelled good!
    If you haven't gotten the stain out, don't dry the cloths in the dryer or in the hot sun since that will heat set the stain for good.
  9. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I did the hairspray thing 3 times because I had remembered hearing that before, it did lighten it but its still there. I gave up.
  10. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    It's usually the alcohol in the hairspray that is taking out the stain. You may have to try it several times, or try some bleach in it to keep lightening it. (or do like Pat suggested & find an applique like a soccer ball, basketball, football, fish, etc. ... something guy-ish and scatter some randomly over the item.)

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