Asked on Aug 15, 2015

Fixing a messed-up hammock

by Freddi
It is white, well made, and fairly new. Children were allowed to draw and write on the topside of the piece. Help! I would like to make it presentable for a casual living area....
  12 answers
  • Z Z on Aug 15, 2015
    Freddi, I'm not sure I understand. Are you wanting to remove what the children were allowed to draw? What is the hammock made of? Photos would really help.

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    • Z Z on Aug 15, 2015
      @Freddi, to send a photo from text to your email, just open the text and press and hold on the photo. Some choices will pop up. Chose Forward and then add your email address. Either that or ask your son to resend it to your email.

  • Ellen Ellen on Aug 15, 2015
    You could use fabric paint.

  • Jonnie Hammon Jonnie Hammon on Aug 16, 2015
    That would work, the question then would be, choosing a color that would hide the writing of the kids. He can lighten the markings first, using peroxide, vinegar, and lemon juice, and set it in the sun to dry. If he goes with any of the, wear gloves, as handling lemons, and going in the sun can cause blisters on you skin.

  • Susan E Susan E on Aug 16, 2015
    You meant hassock. :) Now I get it. If it is not fabric, you might try Mr. Clean erasers. Otherwise, you could make a flat pillow (more like a quilt piece than a pillow) the same size as the top in any color and attach it with velcro. That way you could change it out the top for fashion's sake or wash it when necessary.

  • Freddi Freddi on Aug 16, 2015
    Thank you all! Guess I won't need to send a pic as you have nailed it. I am going to use the natural stuff as mentioned and put it out in the sun. If that clears it up, great. If not I will try the velcro thing. Fabric paint is an option as I have plenty....but a bit nervous, Those dang kids were pretty good li'l artists, lol.

  • Patti Patti on Aug 16, 2015
    If they were "pretty good li'l artists" consider using fabric paint to enhance and leave their artwork there!

  • Freddi Freddi on Aug 16, 2015
    This is not an option. He is missing the kids badly (divorce) and wants to start anew....stepchildren, but still painful.

  • Caryn Moy Caryn Moy on Aug 16, 2015
    Sewing another fabric on top of it?

  • Sharon Powless Sharon Powless on Aug 16, 2015
    You didn't mention what was used to draw on it. You might try alcohol if you need to remove markers. Goo Gone might remove crayon. Find out what was used and look it up on the Internet. I have used alcohol to remove markers on many things, including fabric, with no problems. Good Gone removes greasy stains.

  • Sharon Powless Sharon Powless on Aug 16, 2015
    One more thing: Alcohol also works to remove ink from wood and probably would work on the hassock.

  • Jean Jean on Aug 18, 2015
    Fabric paint! Either JoAnn's or Michael's. For the entire hammock, maybe two cans - about $20.

  • Pamela Lee Pamela Lee on Aug 20, 2015
    You can also try acetone. I used it to remove black ink from a sofa.