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How to Get Marker Out Of A Couch

Updated: Jun 20, 2023

Markers are a fun and creative tool, but when they end up on your couch, they can be a real headache to remove. While they are similar to removing pen ink from your couch, there are differences in how to tackle this particular stain.


The best remedy is to avoid using a marker on your sofa altogether, but we know the real world doesn't allow for this kind of utopian vision of how families use their own furniture!


Fortunately, with the right cleaning techniques, you can remove marker stains from your couch. It's not the easiest contaminant to remove however so make sure to read each step carefully.


In this blog post, we will outline some steps to help you get marker out of your couch.


Steps For Removing Marker


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Step 1: Act Quickly


As soon as you notice a marker stain on your couch, it's important to act quickly. The longer the stain sits, the more difficult it will be to remove.


Grab a clean towel or paper towel and blot the area gently. Avoid rubbing the stain, as this can spread the marker and make the stain worse.


Step 2: Use a Cleaning Solution


To remove the marker stain, you will need to use a cleaning solution. There are several household items that you can use to make a cleaning solution, including rubbing alcohol, vinegar, and dish soap.


Here are some recipes for each:


Rubbing Alcohol Solution: Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean towel or paper towel and blot the marker stain. Be sure to use a fresh section of the towel for each pass, so you don't spread the marker around. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.


Vinegar Solution: Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then, use a clean towel or paper towel to blot the area. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.


Dish Soap Solution: Mix a teaspoon of dish soap with a cup of warm water. Apply the solution to the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then, use a clean towel or paper towel to blot the area. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.


Step 3: Rinse the Area


After using a cleaning solution, it is important to rinse the area thoroughly with water. Use a clean towel or paper towel dipped in water to remove any remaining cleaning solution from the fabric.


Then, use a dry towel to blot the area and remove excess water. This will ensure that all of the cleaning solution is gone which could potentially still have the marker stain inside.


Step 4: Deodorize the Couch


If you notice an odour left behind from the cleaning solution, you can deodorize your couch by sprinkling baking soda over the affected area and letting it sit for a few hours.


Then, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda. Make sure that the baking soda isn't wet as this can break your vacuum cleaner. If you have a wet and dry vacuum then your good to go.


Step 5: Repeat if Necessary


If the marker stain is particularly stubborn, you may need to repeat the cleaning process multiple times.


Be patient and persistent, and eventually, the stain should come out.


In conclusion, removing marker stains from your couch requires prompt action, patience, and the right cleaning techniques.


By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can successfully remove the stain and restore your couch to its former glory. If all else fails, don't hesitate to call a professional cleaner for help.

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