Asked on Aug 9, 2017

How can I remove a permanent marker stain from a backpack?

VirginiaTerrySusan K Mullins
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22 answers
  • Suzette
    Suzette
    on Aug 9, 2017
  • Sonja
    Sonja
    on Aug 9, 2017

    Step 1
    Empty the backpack of its contents.
    Step 2
    Spray enough hairspray directly onto the stain to thoroughly dampen the area.
    Step 3
    Press down on the stain with a clean, white cloth to blot out the hairspray and ink. Continue doing this until you don't see anymore marker ink transferring to the cloth.
    Step 4
    Dab the area with another cloth that is wet with clean water.
    Step 5
    Blot dry again.
    Step 6
    Dab rubbing alcohol onto the stain if any marks remain.
    Step 7
    Blot dry once more.
  • I have heard that toothpaste mixed with baking soda will work. Some people use rubbing alcohol and say it works.
  • Shelly
    Shelly
    on Aug 9, 2017

    use baking soda added with water and let it sit overnight
  • Heather Pennington
    Heather Pennington
    on Aug 9, 2017

    Rubbing alcohol
  • Gladys Stillwell
    Gladys Stillwell
    on Aug 9, 2017

    Try oxyclean
  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on Aug 9, 2017

    Use alcohol to remove dried red ink off a pocket of my uniform and it worked great even though it had been dry for hours.
  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Aug 9, 2017

    I've had success with hairspray. I keep a bottle of inexpensive aerosal for this purpose. Keep blotting after saturating the fabric.
  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Aug 9, 2017

    I've had success with hairspray. I keep a bottle of inexpensive aerosal for this purpose. Keep blotting after saturating the fabric.
  • Tami Dean
    Tami Dean
    on Aug 9, 2017


    Try some rubbing alcohol.
  • Sunny C
    Sunny C
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Hello Lety; Have you tried one of the Laundry pens, that Tide makes??
    They seem to get out most any stain!!!
    I hope that this helps you!!! Take Care!
  • Kim
    Kim
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Definitely hairspray!!!
    : )
  • Bethamy Spires Barringer
    Bethamy Spires Barringer
    on Aug 10, 2017

    hairspray! i have also had some success with spray and wash and soaking it
  • TW
    TW
    on Aug 10, 2017

    I have 2 possibilities, not sure which will work for you. First, mix baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and Dawn dish detergent to a make a paste. Apply a small amount to a hidden area first to test for color fastness. If no discoloration, then apply to the stain, let sit for 1/2 or more then wash the mixture off. Secondly, I have used Go-jo (orange scented) hand cleaner (used by mechanics to remove oil from their hands) on ink stains, tar roof stains, food stains, and have had GREAT success. It is a chemical and does have an odor, so if this is a problem, try the first suggestion.
  • Fiddledd224
    Fiddledd224
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Try nail polish remover.
  • Leah
    Leah
    on Aug 10, 2017

    SO2 if you can find it.
  • Sus12119575
    Sus12119575
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Nail polish remover. Acetone has worked for me.
  • A
    A
    on Aug 10, 2017

    I've heard the hairspray trick works.
  • Susan K Mullins
    Susan K Mullins
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Rub it with alcohol.
  • Terry
    Terry
    on Aug 10, 2017

    There is a product named Goop at Home Depot or Lowes. They make several types that remove all different kinds of products. Just read the labels and decide which is best for your needs. Have used it in the past and it worked.
  • Virginia
    Virginia
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Try some hair spray or rubbing alcohol...wet the stain and when it begins to break up work laundry soap into it...repeat until the stain lifts.
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