Make sure the “permanent” in the permanent marker doesn’t apply to marks left on your clothes with these tricks on how to remove permanent marker from clothes. Try these tips for getting your garment back to its original, marker-free glory.
Remove Excess:Brush the excess stain off the surface of the fabric. Rinse in water to dilute the stain.
Pour and Pre-treat:Pour Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid directly onto the colored marker stain. Make sure you completely cover it and let set for 5 minutes. Pour from either the bottle or the cap.
Dose:You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.
Load:Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.
Wash:Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.
Unload:When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
Effective Stain Removal on a Variety of Stains
A colored marker stain is hard to remove, but it's not the only tough stain out there. Correction fluid can also pose stain-removal problems. The good news is that Tide can tackle the toughest laundry challenges. With a few of our tips and tricks, you can get even the most stubborn stains out of your favorites.