Marker stains… in the CARPET?!?!?

When we were moving out of our old house, I was delighted to find all of these lovely marker stains in the carpet of my daughter’s room.

As I’m sure you can imagine, I was mildly panicked.  I’d already packed my hairspray, which is my go-to reaction for any stray mark made by marker.


Thankfully, I remembered that alcohol was the ingredient in hairspray that helped remove the ink.


And I had that on hand.


Be prepared to be amazed.


Even after just spraying it, you can already see where the rubbing alcohol has removed a lot of the stain.




TA DA!!!!  Picture theme music.  That’s what I was hearing in my head when I got to this point.

4 thoughts on “Marker stains… in the CARPET?!?!?

  1. So funny, I’m working on a post now about using alcohol for pen stains. My daughter drew on the walls and a chair! It was amazing on the chair, but the walls are a little trickier.
    I didn’t know about carpet though…glad i read this! I wonder if alcohol would work for paint on carpet? I’ll give it a try 🙂

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