How To Remove Dry Erase Marker From Clothes

A dry-erase marker is a very useful tool for keeping track of things, but when it is not used properly, it can be a hassle. When you use a dry erase marker on your clothes, you will find it difficult to remove the stain.

The best way to remove the dry erase marker is to take a piece of scrap paper and rub it on the stain. Use a piece of cloth or a rag to twist the dry erase marker off of your clothes. If this doesn’t work, try using some nail polish remover on a cotton ball and rubbing the stained area with it. This should remove any residue from your clothes.

In this article, we will be discussing how to remove dry erase markers from clothes. Along with this, we will also be discussing the ways that you should avoid to prevent these stains from being made.

Does Dry Erase Marker Come Out of Clothes?

The dry erase marker is a very useful tool, but it can cause problems when used incorrectly. When you use a dry erase marker on your clothes, you will find it difficult to remove the stain.

But if you know how to remove dry erase markers from clothes, you can easily get rid of the stain and save your favorite clothes. If you are looking for a specific way to remove dry erase markers from clothes, it is important to know the nature of the stain.

Like any other stain, some are very easy to remove while some are very stubborn. If your clothes have dried already, they will be very hard to remove. If you have a fresh stain, you can easily remove it by following our given methods in the later section of our article.

Is the Dry Erase Marker Stain Oil Based or Water Based?

The first thing that you should consider is the kind of stain. If you are not sure what type of stain it is, it is better to use a cleaning agent that can remove both types of stains. You can either use a cleaning agent like hand dishwashing liquid or laundry detergent.

If you know that the stain is oil-based, then it will be easier to remove.

You can use baby oil or vegetable oil to remove the dry erase marker stain from clothes. You need to apply these oils and then rub them on the wet marker stain. Make sure you rub them in a circular motion for some time. You will see that the dry erase marker stain on your clothes will start to disappear slowly.

When removing a dry erase marker stain from clothes, you should not use hot water or hot air. It can make the stain permanent and it can also damage the fabric of your clothes. You should wash the clothes with cold water only.

How to Remove Dry Erase Marker Stains from Clothes?

Following are some of the methods that you can use to remove dry erase marker stains from your clothes.

If you have a dry erase marker stain on your clothes, then you can use any of the following methods to remove it:

1. Laundry Detergent Method

If you are in a hurry, then this is the easiest method that you can use to remove a dry erase marker stain from your clothes. Using laundry detergent is very effective in removing dry erase marker stains.

Usually, laundry detergent contains enzymes that help in removing stains from clothes. Before you use the laundry detergent, make sure you wash the clothes with cold water only.

  1. Take the laundry detergent and pour it into the stain.
  2. Use a toothbrush to scrub the dry erase marker stain.
  3. Let the clothes soak in warm water for some time.
  4. After soaking, wash the clothes with cold water and then use a hairdryer to dry them.

2. Baby Wipes Method

Baby wipes are very effective in removing dry erase marker stains from clothes. You can use baby wipes to remove dry erase marker stains from your clothes. There are many companies that sell baby wipes. You can find them in the market.

Baby wipes are very useful in removing dry erase marker stains from clothes.

Baby wipes contain water, so they will not damage your clothes while removing the dry erase marker stain from your clothes.

Follow these steps;

  1. Take baby wipes and wipe the dry erase marker stain.
  2. Let the baby wipes sit on the dry erase marker stain for some time.
  3. Wipe the dry erase marker stain with a clean cloth.
  4. Use warm water to wash your clothes after removing the dry erase marker stain from your clothes with baby wipes.

3. Dishwasher Method

The dishwasher is also a good option to remove dry erase marker stain from your clothes. It is very easy to use a dishwasher to remove dry erase marker stain. You can wash your clothes in a dishwasher. There are different types of dishwashers in the market. But, you can use any type of dishwasher to remove dry erase marker stain from your clothes.

Make sure you select the right cycle for washing your clothes. Select the right cycle option because it is important to select the right cycle option.

Select the delicate wash cycle to wash your clothes. Selecting the delicate wash cycle will help you to remove dry erase marker stain from your clothes.

To remove erase marker stains using dishwasher follow these steps;

  1. Put the clothes that have dry erase marker stain in a dishwasher.
  2. Put your clothes in the dishwasher and start it.
  3. Wash your clothes using dishwasher to remove dry erase marker stain from your clothes.
  4. After removing dry erase marker stains, wash your clothes again with cold water.
  5. Use normal cycle of your washing machine to wash the clothes and then put them in the dryer to dry them.

Note: If you use warm water instead of cold water to wash your clothes after removing dry erase marker stains, then you will not be able to remove the color completely from your clothes because warm water will help to keep the color on the clothes.

4. Rubbing Alcohol Method

Rubbing alcohol is also a good option to remove dry erase marker stains from your clothes. It is very easy to use rubbing alcohol to remove dry erase marker stain. You can use rubbing alcohol to remove any type of stains from your clothes.

Rubbing alcohol is a type of liquid that contains alcohol in it. This liquid is used for many purposes. This liquid is used as an antiseptic, a solvent, and also used in removing stains from clothes.

To remove dry erase marker stain from your clothes;

  1. So, first take some rubbing alcohol and put it on the dry erase marker stain on your cloths.
  2. Now rub the area gently with your fingers or any soft material like a cloth, sponge etc.
  3. Now leave it for some time and then wash your clothes to remove dry erase marker stain from your clothes.

Note: If you keep rubbing the dry erase marker stain with rubbing alcohol for a long time; then you will not be able to remove the color completely from your clothes. Because rubbing alcohol will help to keep the color on the cloths for a long time. So make sure that you do not rub dry erase marker stain with rubbing alcohol for too long.

5. White Vinegar Method

White vinegar is also good to remove dry erase marker stain from your clothes. White vinegar has acidic properties in it. This makes it a perfect solution to remove stains from your clothes.

White vinegar is a type of liquid that is made by fermenting grains or fruits. This liquid is used for many purposes. This liquid is used as a cleaning agent, an odor remover and also as a disinfectant.

  1. Place the cloth on a flat surface.
  2. Now pour vinegar on the dry erase marker stain and let it sit for some time.
  3. Let your clothes air dry. If you want you can also use a fan to dry your clothes quickly.
  4. After some time wash your clothes with water to remove dry erase marker stain from your clothes.

Note: White vinegar is acidic in nature. So you should not leave white vinegar on the cloths for too long, as this may damage the cloths permanently. So make sure that white vinegar does not stay on the cloths for too long before washing it off with water. If you keep white vinegar on the dry erase marker stain for too long; then it can eat up the color of the cloths.

6. Hairspray

Hairspray is a product that is used by people to keep their hair in place. This product has been invented to make the hair stay in place. When hairspray is sprayed it settles on the hairs and makes them stay in place.

The reason why this product works as a good solution for removing dry erase marker stain from your clothes is that when you spray hairspray on your clothes, it settles on the cloths and dries up quickly. This makes it easy for you to remove dry erase marker stains from your clothes without damaging them permanently.

When removing dry erase marker stains from your clothes with hairspray, make sure that you use the spray can of hairspray instead of the bottle of hairspray. This is because the spray can be able to spray out a very thin mist and this will be able to settle on your clothes easily and remove dry erase marker stain from them.

If you use the bottle of hairspray, then it will be difficult for you to get a thin mist and it may also damage your clothes permanently instead of removing dry erase marker stains from them. So make sure that you use the spray can instead of the bottle when using hairspray as a solution for removing dry erase marker stains from your clothes.

Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to use hairspray as a solution for removing dry erase marker stains from your clothes.

  1. You should first shake the hairspray can well and then hold it about 6 inches away from your cloths.
  2. Shake the can again and spray a very thin mist on your dry erase marker stain. You should do this about 3 to 4 times until you see that the dry erase marker stain has disappeared from your cloths.
  3. You should then allow your clothes to air dry before you wear them again. If you wear your clothes immediately after spraying hairspray on the dry erase marker stain, then the hairspray smell may get onto your cloths and it will be difficult for you to remove it completely.
  4. If there is any hairspray residue left on your cloths, then you can use a damp cloth to remove it.

This method of using hairspray as a solution for removing dry erase marker stains from your clothes is not only easy and effective, but it is also very cheap. You can buy a can of hairspray at your local store for only $1.00 so you won’t have to worry about spending any extra money in order to remove dry erase marker stains from your clothes.

7. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is another great solution for removing dry erase marker stains from your clothes.

The process for removing dry erase marker stains from your clothes with hydrogen peroxide is very similar to the process for removing dry erase marker stains from your clothes with hairspray.

If you own an Oxy Clean product, then you can use the hydrogen peroxide-based stain remover that is included in that product to remove dry erase marker stains from your clothes.

The stain remover will be able to dissolve the marker ink so that you can easily remove it with a damp cloth.

If you don’t have an Oxy Clean product, then you can use 3% hydrogen peroxide to remove dry erase marker stains from your clothes.

To do this, follow these steps;

  1. Fill up a spray bottle with 3% hydrogen peroxide.
  2. Spray the stained area of your cloths with the hydrogen peroxide.
  3. Let the stain remover soak in for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Blot the dry erase marker stain with a clean cloth.

8. Baking Soda

The baking soda method is another great way to remove dry erase marker stains from your clothes. Baking soda will help break down the ink in the stain so that it can be easily removed from your clothes.

It’s important to note that you should not use baking soda on any colorfast cloths.

If you are not sure if your clothes are colorfast or not, then you can do a simple test to find out.

To do this, follow these steps;

  1. Sprinkle some baking soda onto the dry erase marker stain on your cloths.
  2. Rub the baking soda into the stain with your fingers.
  3. Place an absorbent cloth over the stain and press down firmly.
  4. Let the baking soda work its magic for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Lift up the absorbent cloth and look at the stain. If it is gone, then you can safely use baking soda on that colorfast cloth. If it is still there, then repeat steps 1-4 again until it is gone.

Is Dry Erase Marker Permanent on Clothing?

The dry erase marker is not permanent on clothing.

It will wash out with the first washing if the right methods are used to remove it.

You may need to repeat a few of the steps above, but it will come out in the wash. Like I said above, it is important to start with cold water so that the dry erase marker can be easily removed. If you have a stubborn stain, then you can use some extra steps to remove it.

Always make sure to test the marker on a part of the clothing that is covered by something else. This will prevent you from ruining an entire garment if you are not sure if it will come out in the wash.

If you do not want to risk ruining your clothes, then call a dry erase marker removal professional to help you get rid of it. They have all of the tools and tricks to remove dry erase marker stains, even ones that have been on your clothes for a long time.

How to Remove Dry Erase Marker from Clothes (Extra Tips)

Here are some extra tips that will help you remove dry erase marker from your clothes;

Use a stain remover spray. I personally like using Shout Spray and Wipes for this because they work really well at removing a wide variety of stains. You can find them in the laundry aisle of most grocery stores or online.

For dry erase marker stains, spray the stain with a few sprays of the stain remover and then rub the spot with a clean white cloth. You will want to keep the cloth clean so you can see the stain. If you do not have white clothes, then you can use a paper towel and throw it away when you are done.

Remove the excess stain remover by blotting it with a dry cloth or paper towel, but be sure to keep blotting until it is completely gone. If some of it is left on your clothes, then it will attract more dirt and could leave a stain. You can also put the item of clothing in the wash to remove any excess water-based stains like dry erase markers.

How to Remove Tough Dry Erase Stains

Generally, the tough dry-erase stains are not water-based. The easiest way to remove those types of dry-erase stains is with a dry erase marker eraser.

These markers work by either scratching the surface of the stain or by absorbing the ink into a sponge. Either way, they are very effective at removing tough dry-erase stains from clothing.

When using a dry erase marker eraser on your clothes, you will want to follow these steps:

  1. Use a clean white cloth and blot the stain until all of the excess water-based stain removers is removed. You may need to repeat this step if there is still some left on your clothing.
  2. Once the excess water-based stain remover is removed, use a dry erase marker eraser to remove the remaining dry-erase stain. If you have trouble removing the stain, try using a second dry erase marker eraser.
  3. Once you’ve removed all of the dry erase stain, use some clean water to remove any remaining residue from your clothing. You may need to wash your clothes if there is still some residue left on them.

Conclusion:

Dry erase markers are a convenient way to write on your whiteboard. However, if you use them on your clothing, the ink will be very difficult to remove. Luckily, there are some easy and working ways you can take to remove dry erase stains from your clothing.

If you have any questions about removing dry erase stains from clothing or other items, please leave them in the comments section below.

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