This is how you remove permanent marker stains

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Remove permanent marker in a jiffy

Oh no! Did a permanent marker leak somewhere or did your child get their hands on one and is your furniture now covered in marker stains? Don’t panic, because, despite its name, there are a couple of methods you can use to remove permanent marker stains. We’ve put together a little list of how to remove permanent marker from different types of materials.

Sometimes we wonder why permanent marker even exists.

Smooth surfaces

Did a child draw on your table or have you been clumsy yourself? Don’t worry, it’s relatively easy to clean up. Use pure alcohol for this cleaning task, or something like vodka or gin in case of emergency. Drench an old cloth with the alcohol and use this to rub away the permanent marker. Don’t have any alcohol around? A bit of toothpaste mixed with baking soda also works to scrub away the stain. You could also give nail polish remover ago, but this can damage wooden surfaces. Always test it in an inconspicuous spot to make sure it doesn’t do any damage.

Go to the next page to find out how to remove permanent marker from other types of materials!

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