Her latest art project, in which she put herself in time-out for and I was left to myself to hunt down and discover. I wasn’t happy, but the girl already put herself in timeout so I focused my efforts on undoing the marker. Unfortunately this seat cushion isn’t reversible. The underside Velcros down and is lined so I had to, HAD to get this out.
My method of choice was kind of crazy, but I used WD-40. I read in some forum that it worked in getting sharpie out of someone’s sweater and I crossed my fingers and went for it. I sprayed the WD-40 directly on the stain:
And then started blotting, using a new portion of my rag with each blot.
After one round, I am thankful (happy/relieved/encouraged) with the results. You can barely see the sharpie line–you might have to squint–and I heard that it could fade more over the next day or two. Fingers crossed!
I think I am still going to go over it again and maybe wash the entire cushion after that, but at least I know our new chair doesn’t have to be reupholstered already. Crisis averted? Nah. We have a two-year old. But (!) I am grateful I now have this trick in my back pocket, I’m sure I’ll need it again. Has anyone else had a bad run-in with a permanent marker?! To be honest, I think my heart stopped for a few seconds. If you have any other tried and true tricks to removing them–do tell. I still have round two to go!
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