If you have children in your home and even one permanent marker within reach of those children, chances are good that you will have permanent marker on your walls, tables, appliances, or worse, your furniture. In the event that permanent marker finds its way onto your couch, you may be able to remove the stain using products you already have in your home.
Things You'll Need
- Fingernail polish remover
- Baking soda
- Clean rag or cloth
- Cold water
Spray the affected area with a small amount of WD-40. The chemical will begin to work immediately, so you will also need to work quickly.
Take your clean cloth and apply pressure to the area, dabbing as you go. Use a clean section of your cloth every time you dab; this will also help contain the stain.
Repeat steps one and two until the stain is removed.
Fingernail Polish Remover
Place a small amount of fingernail polish remover in a small container for easy access. A small glass bowl will work.
Place the tip of your index finger inside the clean cloth and dip it into the fingernail polish remover until the cloth is soaked.
Apply pressure to the stain, dabbing the affected area over and over, using a clean portion of the cloth each time.
Rinse area using a clean cloth and cold water.
Mix baking soda with water to make a paste. Use a small container for this, one in which you can easily fit the tip of your index finger. Small custard bowls are good for this.
Rub the baking soda paste on the affected area, using the tip of your index finger inside the clean cloth, dipping into the container and covering the rag with the paste. Remember to use a clean portion of the cloth for each rub.
Continue rubbing until you have used all of the paste.
Use cold water and a clean cloth to rinse away any baking soda paste residue.
Repeat steps as needed to remove as much of the stain as possible.