An unfortunate event happened in our household this week. While I looked away for a whole 10 seconds my daughter decided she wanted to show her artistic side…on the couch.
She’s almost 2 years old, loves to draw, and has great grip after modeling her older brother. She grabbed my pen and in a split second started drawing on our couch. I caught it before it was covering the whole couch, but it still was quite a shock to see our fairly new couches written on with black ink pen. I set off to the internet, Pinterest, social media, and family & friends in search of the possibility of removing the ink from the fabric, a secret weapon or household cleaning tip.
And guess what…it worked! The couch looks just like new. It was easy and required items I already had in the house.
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1 to 2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp dish soap
1/4 cup warm water
Step 1: Mix the 4 ingredients into a spray bottle.
Step 2: If the impacted area of the couch allows you to unzip the fabric, do so and place a towel in between the fabric and the cushion. See an example below.
Step 3: As soon as possible after the ink stain was made, spray the mixture onto the pen mark.
Step 4: Use a rag or old wash cloth to blot or wipe the area. Choose one that you don’t mind getting dirty as the ink will show on the rag.
Step 5: Dampen a clean rag or washcloth with water and blot or rub over the cleaned area. Let dry.
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