How you can Take away a Everlasting Marker Stain From Nearly Something.


As the name suggests, the ink is permanent.

That’s why it’s one of the hardest stains to remove.

And it gets tougher if the stain is old… Unfortunately, few commercial stain removers really get to the end of it.

Fortunately, there are simple and effective tricks to easily remove them from almost anything.

To help you eliminate a permanent marker stain whatever the support, here is a little easy guide. Look :

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1. On the skin

remove permanent marker from skin

If you have marker on your skin, there is a simple and effective trick to remove it.

Pour from 70° alcohol on a paper towel, then rub over the stained area.

You can also use a grainy exfoliating soap or cleansing milk.

The other miracle product is milk. Soak a cotton ball with milk and pass it directly over the skin.

To discover : 24 Uses of 70° Alcohol Everyone Should Know.

2. On clothing

remove permanent marker from clothes

Have your children made indelible marker marks on clothing? Don’t worry, all is not lost!

Prepare a thick layer of paper towel. Lay the stained fabric over it, the stain against the paper towel.

With 70° alcoholsoak the fabric starting from the edge of the stain inwards.

Continue in this way, making sure that as much ink as possible is absorbed by the paper.

Replace the paper towel sheets as needed. Then rinse thoroughly and machine wash as usual.

3. On upholstery

remove permanent marker from wall, tapestry

Have your children left an ugly trace of marker on your sofa or beautiful armchair?

Mix 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 500 ml of fresh water.

Apply this mixture to the stain with a clean cloth.

Leave to act for at least 30 min, rewetting every 5 min with the mixture.

Then, rinse with cold water and pat dry until everything is absorbed.

Then soak a clean sponge with 70° alcohol and pass it over the stain.

Finally, sponge with cold water and dab the liquid until it is absorbed.

4. On a rug or carpet

remove permanent marker from carpet

If you have a marker stain on a carpet, start by mixing some dishwashing liquid and white vinegar to soak the stained area.

Rub gently, rinse and dry.

If the stain does not come out completely, apply 70° alcohol on a sponge and rub the stain.

Allow to air dry and then dab with cold water to rinse.

Blot with a clean cloth until the liquid is absorbed.

This trick also works for carpets.

5. On plastic

remove permanent marker from plastic

Mix toothpaste and baking soda in equal parts.

Apply the mixture to the stain and leave on overnight.

Then, with a damp cloth, actively rub in circular motions.

This trick takes a bit of elbow grease, but the stain disappears completely.

6. On wood

remove permanent marker from wood

If you have stained your wooden floor, mix toothpaste and baking soda to form a paste.

Put a spoonful of the paste on a cloth and rub on the stain with circular movements.

Add paste if needed, then rinse with soapy water and dry.

You can also try the nail polish remover, provided that the wood is not varnished. Do a little test in an inconspicuous place.

7. On glass

remove traces of permanent markers from glass

You can use the same method as before to remove traces of permanent markers from glass.

Mix equal parts toothpaste and baking soda to form a paste.

Pass it over the stain, rubbing in circular motions. Then, rinse with soapy water and dry.

8. On leather

remove permanent marker from leather

If you have an indelible mark on your leather sofa or your Perfecto, spray hair spray on the stain.

Then rub with a damp sponge to erase everything. The components of the lacquer « eat » the ink and strip it from the leather.

You can then pass cleansing milk to nourish the leather and make it look like new.

9. On the body of a car

remove permanent marker from bodywork

Did we write on your door in permanent marker? Do not panic !

First, act as quickly as possible to prevent the ink from congealing in the paint of the car.

Use a fountain pen eraser and soak the stain with it. Then, pass a sponge soaked in dishwashing liquid and rub.

If necessary, finish with a blow magic eraser and why not, a little polish. This trick works for all metallic surfaces.

bonus tips

If stains persist even using the tips above, try this stain remover called Amodex:

On a garment: applyAmodex on the stain, without wetting the area. Scrub with a stiff brush until the ink fades. Then rinse and wash.

On plastic: apply a thin layer from Amodex on the stained area and leave it overnight. In the morning, wipe the stain with a damp cloth.

On upholstery: apply a few drops from Amodex on the stain and rub with a toothbrush or cloth. Keep rubbing gently until the stain disappears. Be careful not to rub too hard so as not to damage the fabric. Rinse and let dry (or use a hair dryer) to avoid halos.

On wood: apply a thin layer from Amodex on the stained area. Scrub, rinse and dry with a cloth.

Your turn…

Have you tried these tricks to remove permanent marker marks from all surfaces? Let us know in the comments if it worked for you. We can’t wait to read you!

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