How to Remove Crayola Marker Stains on Clothes

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Crayola is a leading manufacturer in arts and craft supplies. Markers are among the company's most notable products. Finding a Crayola marker stain on clothing is a frightening sight. There is no need to trash an otherwise good piece of clothing just because of a marker stain. Remove Crayola marker stains from clothing using common household products.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Cotton balls
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Washing machine
  • Laundry detergent
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Acetone nail polish remover
  • Rinse the marker-stained clothing under cold water until no more ink is coming out. Place the stained part of the clothing face down on top of a stack of paper towels.

  • Saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol. Blot the marker stain with the alcohol-soaked cotton ball. Switch to a clean alcohol-soaked cotton ball as one becomes filled with ink. Change the paper towels underneath the marker stain as they become soiled.

  • Rinse the clothing with cool water once no more ink is transferring from the fabric to the paper towels and cotton balls. Wash the clothing in the washer with laundry detergent on the hottest water setting the fabric will tolerate. If the clothing is white, add ¼ cup chlorine bleach to the water.

  • Inspect the clothing after washing. If there are any traces of marker on the clothing, do not place the clothing in the dryer. The heat from the dryer will only set in the ink further.

  • Use acetone nail polish remover if the marker stain persists. Moisten a cotton ball with the nail polish remover. Blot the stain several times. Switch to a clean cotton ball and add more nail polish remover as one cotton ball becomes filled with ink.

  • Rinse the fabric with cool water. Wash the clothing in the washer with laundry detergent on the hottest water setting the fabric will tolerate. If the clothing is white, add ¼ cup chlorine bleach to the water.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always test the product you are using on a small, inconspicuous area of the clothing before applying it to a more noticeable area.

References

  • Photo Credit marker image by AGphotographer from Fotolia.com
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