We all know that markers are great for coloring, but did you know they can also be used to write on your carpet? Yikes! If you have a marker stain on your carpet and want to remove it as quickly as possible, then this article is for you. There are many different ways to remove marker from carpet, but we will focus on six of the most popular methods in this blog post.
There is a way that does work surprisingly well! You'll need two common household items - dish soap and water. Mix the two together in a spray bottle (one tablespoon of dish soap per quart of water), then shake the mixture until it turns into foam. Spray the stain with this solution from about an inch away for 30 seconds or more, then wait five minutes before blotting up any excess liquid with paper towels or rags. Afterward, just vacuum over the area (NEXT SECTIONS) to remove any remaining residue! Give it a try next time you spill some coloring on
If vinegar doesn't get rid of the stain then use some dish soap mixed into water as an alternative solution. This will work because both liquids create surfactants when combined, which help break down any stubborn dirt by wetting oils and fats on carpets
- Vinegar and dish soap both have a pH level of around seven, which is right in the middle. For most stains, this will be enough to do the trick
- Vinegar-ed water can also work by itself if you don't want to use any chemicals like rubbing alcohol or white vinegar - just make sure it's not too concentrated so that it doesn't damage your carpet because of its acidity levels
Rubbing alcohol works as an alternative solution for those stubborn stains on your carpets. All we'll need is some paper towels and rubbing alcohol! These three items combined create a hydrogen peroxide compound (HOOCH) when mixed together with oxygen from air, so it's best to use this when your carpet is dry
- Get a plastic container and fill it with some paper towels. Pour half the bottle of rubbing alcohol over them, then wait for around two minutes before using those same dampened paper towels to scrub away at any stubborn stains on your carpet or upholstery
- There will be an initial odor that will quickly dissipate after you've finished cleaning - make sure you have plenty of ventilation in the room while doing this!
The final option we'll cover today involves applying baking soda directly onto the marker stain and letting it sit for five minutes before vacuuming again until all the powder has been removed. This should work because baking soda is a natural deodorizer and cleanser that can also be used as an abrasive when mixed with water to scrub away at any unwanted spots on your carpet
Get some paper towels, pour half of the bottle of dish soap over them (you'll need about three tablespoons), then add in around two cups worth of baking soda - you want this mixture to be wet but not so much liquid that it becomes diluted or too thin; make sure you have plenty of ventilation while doing this!
Get out your vacuum cleaner again and apply these cleaning agents directly onto the marker stain before proceeding to step five which will involve vacuuming up those stubborn stains from deep within your carpet's fibers.
Rubbing alcohol works because it's made up of many different chemicals, including ethyl alcohol, which in turn helps remove the ink from your carpet. All of these chemicals are designed to dissolve other substances, and so when they are applied on top of marker stains it should effectively make them disappear
The alcohol is also a great cleaning agent for getting grime out from under tables or chairs where you might have spilled something before - no one wants to deal with that later!
I hope you found it informative and are able to use some of these techniques in the future. These are a must apply tips to remove any ink from the carpet.