How to Remove Marking Pen Ink Stains From Fabric

Ink from marking pens can be difficult to get out. Here is an option for those plagued with either permanent or non-permanent ink stains. Pretest the fabric for colorfastness before attempting to remove the stain.

Remove Marking Pen Ink Stains From Fabric
  1. Sponge the affected area gently with a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent.
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  3. Blot with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel.
  4. Mix 1 tsp. of a neutral detergent with 1 c. lukewarm water. Blot the stain with this solution.
  5. Dab with rubbing alcohol and blot.
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  7. Sponge with clean water and blot again.

Things You Will Need

  • Dry-cleaning Solvent
  • Clean Cloth
  • Neutral Detergent
  • Sponges
  • Hydrogen Peroxides
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Cups
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper towels
  • Clean cloth


  • If the stain does not come out, consider bleaching it with hydrogen peroxide.

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