In fact, I’m pretty sure there isn’t a mom on earth who hasn’t ended up with permanent marker somewhere that it shouldn’t be! So today I’m bringing you a guide to removing permanent marker from just about anything. Permanent marker is, by nature, a really tough stain to treat, precisely because it’s supposed to be permanent. If you have permanent marker on household surfaces, skin or fabric, there are some things you can do to remove permanent marker. A good result isn’t always guaranteed.
There are lots of options for fabric! Try rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, aerosol hairspray, nail polish remover, WD-40, distilled white vinegar, cream of tartar and lemon juice, or regular toothpaste (not gel). Be sure to put an old towel or paper towel between the stain and the other side of the item. It will help absorb the stain and keep the stain from transferring to any other part of the item. Use a towel to dab the product of your choosing onto the stain rather than rubbing it to ensure you don’t rub the stain further into the item. Take delicate fabrics like satin or silk to a dry cleaner. Make sure you show them where the stain is.