The other day Grace was coloring with Sharpies, and she accidentally marked her shirt. I remembered reading a tip on Pinterest about getting permanent marker out of just about everything. I couldn't remember where, so I googled it and found this amazingly comprehensive list!
Shhhhh! Here's the secret.
- Work on it as soon as possible
- Hand Sanitizer (aka ethyl alcohol) rubbed in and rinsed out, repeatedly
We have a monster-size bottle of hand sanitizer that I bought as a refill for Ben in his truck. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical, but I hated to pitch a white turtleneck that Grace had worn only a handful of times. Silly me, I let it sit for about 6 hours before I attempted to remove it. I'm confident I could have completely removed it if I had treated it right away.
After about 15 minutes:
After about 20 minutes of scrub, rinse, and repeat, I washed and dried the turtleneck:
Pretty impressive, eh?! I thought so. What's your secret to removing crayon, permanent marker, or your budding artist's favorite medium?