How to Remove Felt Tip Marker

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How to Remove Felt Tip Marker
Markers can leave quite the stain on items they're not intended to be used with. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Felt tip markers, such as permanent markers, can be damaging to your walls and rugs. Thankfully, you can remove the marker stains with just one simple solution: Alcohol. Basic rubbing alcohol is a useful solution for a lot of household cleaning. Do not use it too often or too much because it can eventually harm the area you are cleaning. Rubbing alcohol should be used for on-the-spot, emergency cleaning situations.

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Things you need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hand towel

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  1. 1

    Wet the hand towel with the rubbing alcohol. You do not have to completely soak the towel.

  2. 2

    Rub the affected area with the towel, making contact between the alcohol and the marker stain. Rub the area intently, yet gently, in a circular motion.

  3. 3

    Use a different hand towel to dab dry the area, or use paper towels. You can also let it air dry.

Tips and warnings

  • Alternatively to the rubbing alcohol, you can use antibacterial hand gel or nail polish remover.

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