Sunday, September 26, 2010

Permanent Marker Stain Remover

Okay, this may not be the most exciting post, but as a mom, it makes me pretty giddy.

About a week ago we took our kids to a Fall Festival at the nature center. We had a blast, but a few of the craft projects involved coloring with permanent marker. My oldest two are 4 and 2 - the perfect age for making a mess with markers. Sure enough, they came home with permament marker stains on their brand new fleeces.

I was certain they were destined for the "play clothes" pile. First though, I checked around online. I went to the Sharpie website and listed amongst their FAQ was "How do I remove Sharpie from clothing?" They recommended a product called Amodex Ink and Stain remover. After visiting the Amodex site (which seems to be down right now or I would link it), I found out it was sold at Hobby Lobby (reason #53460 I love that store). I figured it was worth a try.

I followed the directions on the package and applied a bit of Amodex directly to the dry stain and scrubbed (just slightly) with my nail. IT DISAPPEARED! The stain completely vanished BEFORE I even put it in the wash!! I can't tell you how happy it made me.

The bottle said it is good for a lot of other stubborn stains so I'm going to give it a try on some clothes that have been in the scrap pile for awhile and see what happens.


nanann said...

totally just put that on my To Buy list!

Simply Stafford said...

thanks for sharing! my daughter got a marker mark on her dress (new dress might i add) this past sunday at church. i'll be makin' a trip to HL!

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