The best way to get permanent marker stains out of upholstered furniture is to use a solution of dishwashing soap, white vinegar and water to pretreat the stain, according to Good Housekeeping. Mix 1 tablespoon of dishwashing soap with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 2 cups of water. Apply the solution to the stain, and allow it to soak for at least 30 minutes. Then, flush with cold water.Know More
If the stain does not go away following the pretreatment, try mixing 1 teaspoon of dishwashing soap with 1 tablespoon of ammonia, and add the mixture to 2 cups of cold water. Let the solution soak into the stain for 30 minutes. Then, use a clean cloth to blot the stain every five minutes with additional solution. Rinse with cold water, and use a dry cloth to blot.
For wood furniture that is not upholstered, Lifehacker suggests using a small amount of isopropyl alcohol to remove the ink residue. Before using isopropyl alcohol, always test it on a small area of the furniture that is not readily visible before using it to remove a stain in a visible area to make sure that it does not damage the surface. Lifehacker also suggests using Goof Off or toothpaste to remove stains, or use a power sander as a last resort for difficult stains.Learn more about Stain Removal
Permanent marker stains can be removed from plastic with a dry erase marker, alcohol, baking soda or toothpaste. The best options are to use alcohol which can break up the solvent ink, or a mild abrasive.Full Answer >
Because of the porous nature of concrete, the best way to remove stains is by absorbing the stain from the concrete material using trisodium phosphate for oil and grease or paint stripper for paint. Rust stains can also be removed, but requires that the surface layer of concrete be dissolved.Full Answer >
According to About Pet Birds, the best way to clean bird dropping stains from clothes is to remove the solid waste first by scraping it off before wetting the stain. After removing the solid waste, pre-treat the spot as a regular stain, and then wash as usual. Make sure to check the stain after pre-treating but before you put the clothes into the dryer, because heat sets stains.Full Answer >
To remove permanent marker stains from fabric, saturate the stain with rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover, allow it to soak for a few minutes, then blot the stain with a clean cloth, transferring the ink to the cloth. If using nail polish remover, choose one with no added color.Full Answer >