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How to Remove Permanent Marker Stains From Carpet

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Guess what? It is called "permanent" marker for a reason, so depending on how new and how deep the stains are, you may not be able to remove them completely. The method here will get you as far as you can go anyhow.

The first thing to do to remove permanent marker stains from carpet, is to thoroughly vacuum the area. This will remove any loose dirt or dust or other substances that may give you trouble when you work on the stain.

For your carpet stain removal agent, use either rubbing alcohol or a non-oily hair spray. Apply a small amount to a clean white cloth, and dab at the stain. Use another dry cloth to blot between applications.

Apply the solution and blot it up several times. Then rinse with clean water and blot that up. Dry the area thoroughly.

Large or small marker stains are covered in the following video. It shows how to remove them with a few simple items.

Now to deal with what's left (if you couldn't get it all out). If the stain isn't too deep in the carpet, you may be able to snip away the stained edges with small scissors or with a razor blade or carpet cutter. You can use tweezers to pull out severely stained fibers.

If you try the latter, you may want to remove clean carpet strands from another, hidden area in the room, then glue them into the stained area. Leave a heavy object on the spot for several days before walking on it.

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