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My lovely, wonderful and oh so creative toddler found a permanent marker and drew crop circles on the carpet. So helpful as we're trying to move and clean really well, to ensure we get our full deposit back, huh? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So I had this idea, let me know what you all think. I was looking at the carpet color and it'd be, in hair color terms, a light to medium ash brown color. Think I could get some hair dye and dye the carpet, then blot up as much as possible and shampoo til it stops bleeding?<br><br>
Or, does anyone have a better idea? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I've heard hairspray might work to help get some out. Maybe try to google that.<br><br>
ETA: <a href="http://ezinearticles.com/?Remove-Permanent-Marker-From-Carpet&id=62625" target="_blank">Link</a>.
 

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I don't think that will work for a few reasons:<br><br>
1) Carpet fiber is not hair and does not take the same dyes as hair will (though it certainly seems to <i>stain</i> better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">, so depending what the carpet is made of, it could either take the dye or have a nasty chemical reaction and turn a diferent color, or just melt the fibers altogether.<br><br>
2) You can't dye a light hair dye color over black. Trust me, I've dyed my hair enough to know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I always have to bleach it first.<br><br>
3) Hair dye is a b!tch to wash out completely, even under the running shower, not to mention the fumes you wouldn't want your family to be around (at least <i>I</i> don't like my family to be around them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">), and the chemical residue isn't something you'd want to leave there since it can cause chemical burns to skin, poison animals, etc. Hair dye is yucky stuff! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Hairspray is said to get out ink because of the alcohol in it, so you might have better luck with straight rubbing alcohol, or you can try Goo Gone or something like that based on orange-oil. If you do use something like that, you'll have to wash it out with normal carpet cleaner, though. Personally, I find rubbing alcohol works well for normal ink, but I haven't had much luck with the <i>permanent</i> marker on carpet. (My kids didn't make crop circles, they did long lines and dots. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) Hope that helps!<br><br><br><br>
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<a href="http://ezinearticles.com/?Remove-Permanent-Marker-From-Carpet&id=62625" target="_blank">http://ezinearticles.com/?Remove-Per...arpet&id=62625</a><br><br>
I don't think you'd be able to cover permanent marker up with dye without it being really noticeable.
 

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I have used gel type shaving cream to get it out before DH left the sharipes out and that is the only thing that worked to get it out of the carpet I just kind of sprayed it on let it set the waited and it pulled the marker up then I blotted it out
 

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My college roommate always just cut the stains from the carpet. I had never heard of doing this, but our floor looked really good!
 

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Hey now, that sounds like it really might work, as long as your really meticulous(?) about it. Just make sure not to cut down too low, kwim?<br><br>
Thanks! I'm going to use this one!
 

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I did this in the house we used to rent, shortly after we moved in. The painters weren't careful, to say the least, so there were blobs of white paint all over the stairs. I trimmed the carpet where the paint had hit it. It actually turned out pretty well. Just be sure to use sharp sharp scissors, or it kills your hands. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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This carpet is super short, I don't think trimming will work, but I'll give alcohol a shot, thanks!
 
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