How to Remove Ink Stains From Felt-Tip Pens and Markers

How to Remove Ink Stains From Felt-Tip Pens and Markers

How to Remove Ink Stains From Felt-Tip Pens and Markers

 

Removing a felt-tip or marker ink stain can be difficult. But don’t panic; with suitable detergent and patience, you should be able to get through it.

Here’s how to clean a felt-tip or marker ink stain depending on the nature of the fabric or surface stained.

Cleaning felt-tip and marker stains on leather

 

To remove a felt-tip pen stain from leather:

– For fresh stains:

◦ Warm milk in a saucepan or microwave.

◦ Dab the stain with a cloth dipped in warm milk.

– For old stains:

◦ Spray a little hair spray on a square of paper towels.

◦ Place the square on the stain, which will thin on contact with the product.

◦ Immediately wipe with another clean square of paper.

◦ If the leather has faded, apply a nourishing balm.

Another effective detergent: rubbing alcohol at 90°.

On suede

To remove a felt stain on suede, apply a little warm milk to the stain and rub.

Other effective detergents: alcohol at 90 °, lemon.

On nubuck

To remove a felt stain on the nubuck, rub the stained area with a paper tissue soaked in lemon.

Other effective detergents: rubbing alcohol at 90° and milk.

Removing ink stains from felt-tip pens and markers on fabric or clothing

On a synthetic textile

To remove a felt-tip stain from a synthetic blouse, for example:

– Rub the stain with vinegar.

– Apply a sponge of soapy water.

– Absorb with a cloth.

– Put the garment in the washing machine.

Caution: Do not use vinegar on a fabric containing acetate.

On cotton

To remove a felt stain on cotton:

– Soap the stain.

– For white cotton, dab the stain with a cotton pad moistened with diluted bleach.

– For colored cotton, rub the stained area with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol.

– Put the cotton in the washing machine.

Other effective detergents: are lemon juice and milk.

On jeans

To erase a felt stain on jeans:

– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in soapy water.

– Then rub the stain with a cotton pad soaked in lemon juice.

– Run a laundry detergent.

Other effective detergents: are alcohol at 90° and milk.

On linen

To remove felt stains from linen:

– Rub the stains with a cloth soaked in soap and water.

– Then, apply warm milk with a washcloth.

– Machine wash.

Other effective detergents: lemon juice and alcohol at 90°.

On silk

To get rid of a felt-tip pen stain on silk:

– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol.

– Wash with clear water.

On satin

To remove a felt stain on satin, polish the stain with a cloth soaked in lemon juice.

Other effective detergents: are alcohol at 90° and milk.

On velvet

To remove a felt stain on velvet, rub the stain with a cloth soaked in warm milk.

On wool

To remove a felt stain from wool, rub the stain with a cloth soaked in lemon juice.

On goat or sheep hair or skin

To remove a felt stain from a sheepskin rug: spray a carpet stain remover spray.

On natural fur

To remove a felt stain on natural fur, rub the stain with a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Other effective detergents: lemon and warm milk.

On synthetic fur

To clean a felt stain on fake fur:

– Apply vinegar to the stain with a cotton ball.

– Apply hair spray.

– Press a tissue on the stain.

– Sponge.

On oilcloth

To remove a felt stain on waxed canvas, rub the stain with a cloth soaked in lighter fluid.

Another effective detergent is hair spray.

Cleaning a felt-tip pen or marker ink stain on wood

On white wood

To remove a felt-tip pen stain from white wood:

– Rub with lemon juice.

– If there are still traces, rub them with a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Another effective detergent is hydrogen peroxide with ammonia.

Note: It is impossible to remove this stain if it resists lemon juice.

On waxed wood

To pull felt stains from waxed wood:

– Rub the stains with a lemon wedge mixed with salt.

– If the stain remains, rub it with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol.

On painted wood

To remove a felt stain on painted wood:

    – Rub the stain with rubbing alcohol on a cloth.

    – Gently wipe with a square of sandpaper to complete the treatment.

On teak

To clean a felt stain on teak furniture:

    – Dab the stain with a cloth soaked in turpentine.

    – Finish this treatment by rubbing gently with a ball of steel wool.

Removing ink stains from felt-tip pens and markers on a floor or wall

How to Remove Ink Stains From Felt-Tip Pens and Markers

On natural fibers (sea rush, jute, coconut)

To remove a felt-tip stain from a burlap carpet (for example), treat the stain with a carpet stain remover spray.

On sisal

To remove a felt stain from sisal flooring:

    – Sprinkle the stain with carpet stain remover powder.

    – Allow to soak in.

    – Vacuum.

On carpet

To remove a marker stain from carpet:

    – Place a tissue on the stain.

    – Rub with a cloth dampened with white spirit.

    – Rinse.

    – Dry.

Other effective detergents: white vinegar, lemon juice, hair spray, and rubbing alcohol.

On lino

To clean a felt stain on linoleum:

    – Try erasing the stain with a clean eraser.

    – If the stain resists:

        ◦ Apply a little turpentine.

        ◦ Run a damp sponge to remove the detergent.

        ◦ Wipe clean.

On tile

To remove a felt stain from tile:

    – Sprinkle the stain with plaster of the same color as the tile. 

    – Leave it on for a few hours.

    – Remove the plaster with a brush. If the tile is white, you can use talcum powder without the risk of discoloration.   

On cement or concrete

To remove a felt mark on concrete, rub the stain with a used toothbrush soaked in diluted oxalic acid.

On terracotta or brick

You can remove felt-tip or marker stains on terracotta using a cotton ball soaked in bleach.

On wallpaper

To remove a felt-tip stain on paper:

    – If washable, dab a cotton swab on the stain soaked in white spirit.

    – If it is not washable: gently rub a bread crumb on the stain. The result is not guaranteed!

Another effective detergent is an eraser.

Cleaning a felt-tip pen or marker ink stain on a smooth surface

On plastic or rubber

To permanently remove a felt-tip stain on rubber, apply a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to the stained area.

Other effective detergents: lighter fluid and hair spray.

On a window, glass, or crystal

To remove a felt-tip mark on a window:

    – Let the ink dry.

    – Scrape the stain with a scraper.

Another effective detergent in hot vinegar.

On ceramic, earthenware, or porcelain

To clean a felt mark on a ceramic pan

    – Boil diluted vinegar in the bottom of the pan.

    – Rinse.

On enamel

To remove a felt mark on enamel, rub the stain with a cloth soaked in hot vinegar.

Removing ink stains from felt-tip pens and markers on metal

On stainless steel

To get rid of a felt-tip marker stain on stainless steel: treat the stain with a special stainless steel stain remover.

Another effective detergent is white spirit.

On copper

To remove a felt-tip mark on copper:

    – Immerse the copper in a bath of water and hot vinegar.

    – Let it work for a few minutes.

    – Put on gloves.

    – Rub the remaining stain with a cloth moistened with salt water.

    – Soap and rinse.

On brass

To remove a felt stain from brass, polish the stain with a cloth soaked in hot vinegar.

Removing felt stains from stone

How to Remove Ink Stains From Felt-Tip Pens and Markers

To remove a felt-tip or marker stain from stone:

    – Prepare a compound paste:

        ◦ Spanish white;

        ◦ a little water;

        ◦ sodium perborate.

    – Let the paste sit on the mixture; the ink should stick to the detergents.

    – Remove the detergent with a stiff bristle brush.

    – Rinse with clean water.

On marble

To remove a felt stain on marble:

    – Mix ammonia with hydrogen peroxide.

    – Rub the stain with a cloth containing this mixture.

    – Rinse.

On stoneware

To clean a felt stain on a stoneware floor, rub the stain with a cotton cloth soaked in household alcohol.

On granite

To get rid of a felt mark on a granite floor, dab a bit of diluted lye on the stain and pour it onto a cloth.

Cleaning a felt-tip pen and marker ink stain on skin

To erase a felt-tip pen stain on the skin, rub the stain with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol.

List of detergents for cleaning felt-tip stains

    – Can of rubbing alcohol

    – Hydrogen peroxide

    – Spanish white or Meudon white

    – Bottle of sodium perborate

    – Table salt

    – Stainless steel stain remover spray

    – Alcohol at 90

    – Talcum powder for babies

    – Dry shampoo for carpets and rugs

    – Powdered shampoo for carpets and rugs

    – Steel wool/iron wool brush

    – Hair spray

    – Lighter fluid can

    – Can of bleach

    – White spirit

    – Turpentine

    – Ammonia

    – White vinegar

    – Sandpaper

    – Oxalic acid (sorrel salt)

    – Sodium hydroxide can

    – Bag of modeling plaster

    – Bottle of milk

    – Lemon

    – Soap

    – Household alcohol

    – General cleaning product

 

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