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How to Get Marker Out of UGGs

Mark S. Baker

UGG boots originated in Australia and New Zealand and are typically made of sheepskin. The interior of the boot is left with the fleece intact for a soft, comfortable fit, whereas the exterior is tanned to a leather consistency.

Removing marker stains from UGGs requires common household products.

Although the Deckers Outdoor Corporation has the trademark on the term UGG in more than 100 countries (including the U.S.), it is actually considered a generic term in New Zealand and Australia. Permanent marker can sometimes mean exactly that when it comes to certain surfaces, but it can be removed from UGG boots with the use of everyday household products.

Tip

UGG boots can be air-dried or placed in a laundry dryer set to low heat to spin dry. Fill the boots with old socks or several paper towels to help the boots retain their shape.

  1. Wet the stain thoroughly with water. Apply a liberal amount of cornstarch over the area. Allow the cornstarch to rest on the stain overnight. Brush the cornstarch away to see if the stain is still there.

  2. Mix 1 cup of salt with 1 cup of white vinegar in a small bowl with a whisk to tackle a tougher stain. Soak a sponge with the mixture and apply to the stain. Allow to dry and brush the area. Repeat again if necessary. Wash boots in a sink with liquid delicate-fabric soap and allow to dry.

  3. Wet a sponge with rubbing alcohol and rub the stain if the previous stain-removal steps did not work. Soak the stained area well and press against dry paper towels. Repeat several times until the stain is gone. Wash boots in liquid delicate-fabric soap and let dry.