The way to Get Permanent Marker Stains Off of a Polyester Fiber Couch

Created in several different upholstery blends, polyester fiber provides many benefits when woven with other materials. This synthetic material resists stains, stretching, many substances, wrinkling, mildew, heat and abrasion. It dissolves readily with water, but a few stains are not readily removed using soap and water alone. If you become permanent marker stains in your polyester fiber couch, resins from the ink cause the pigments to bind into the stuff. It’s possible to remove it from the couch without damaging the polyester using a typical solvent.

Dab the stain with rubbing alcohol on a fabric, or spray it with an very clear aerosol hairspray.

Combine 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of mild dish detergent and 2 to 4 cups of warm water in a container. Alternately, use 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts warm water.

Dip a cloth into the solution and stain the permanent marker stain. Keep blotting the stain using the solution every five minutes till 30 minutes is up.

Dampen a clean cloth with cool water, and blot the stained place to rinse. Blot with a dry cloth to absorb any surplus water. If the stain is not completely gone, then continue with the next step.

Mix 1 or 2 tablespoons of plain ammonia and one teaspoon of mild dish detergent to 2 cups of warm water in a container.

Dip a cloth into the solution and dab the stain to apply the solution. Let it sit for 30 minutes, reapplying as needed to keep the stain moist.

Rinse the cleaned area with a cloth dampened with cool water, and blot any excess water with a dry cloth. Let it air-dry.

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