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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> MY 2 yo SOMEHOW found a Black SHARPIE and just COLORED on my COUCH (a light TAN color) AND on my BRAND NEW -JUST- got it on Tuesday- OAK coffee table!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
SOMEONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME there is SOMETHING that can get this off!!!!! MY DH will ~~FREAK~~ if he sees this!!!!!!!<br><br>
~!~!~!******HELP ME******~!~!~!
 

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Heard that Noxema (sp?) takes permanent marker off of skin. I'm not sure how that would effect the color of the leather or the finish of your coffee table. Best of luck--my dh (normally calm) would freak over something like that too...
 

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I really don't know if there is anything that can take it out of the fabric - but don't hold me to that. For the oak you might try some Murphy's Oil Soap, that is supposed to clean wood real well. You may want to warn dh before he comes home and sees it. Good luck to you.
 

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I am in the same boat- ds colored with black ballpoint pne on our tan couch. I haven't tried to get it out yet. I have heard club soda works for some stains...
 

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I would call the Sharpie company and see if they have any suggestions.<br><br>
Maybe this link will help:<br><a href="http://www.creativehomemaking.com/forums/Cleaning/posts/488.html" target="_blank">http://www.creativehomemaking.com/fo...posts/488.html</a><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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hairspray on the couch, and lots of it.<br><br>
If you use water, make sure its cold. Hot will make it run all over the place!<br><br>
I would try an abrasive cleanser on the table (like comet) but it may take off the finish.<br><br>
I would also call sharpie.
 

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hairspray, and peanut butter I was told ok<br>
well for MamaMonica<br>
you should try windex! It works on all the carpet/upolstery stains I have ever had even grease on my car floorboards!!!<br>
Just wont work on sharpie.......<br><br>
Sighhhh.<br>
Off to try the hairspray on the couch.<br><br>
and peanut butter, murphys oil soap (do I have any of this?? Grrr) and or comet for the table
 

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YES! Kailey does this to me sometimes to!<br><br>
There is a fabric/carpet cleaner called Orange Eliminator. It will take the protein outta poop! (that's how good it is)<br><br>
My MIL got it at Sam's.<br><br>
It's incredible!!
 

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I am so sorry that's gotta hurt! I have a slip cover on my tan sofa that gets bleached about twice a month because of this problem. But never a sharpie, mostly crayons.<br><br>
Until they are five I'd recommend slipcovering even though it might mar your decorating scheme. I hope it works out!
 

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The peanutbutter DID help the coffee table.... It took it down about 1/2 of what it did look like.<br><br>
Then I tried the hair spray.....<br>
Worked WONDERFULLY on the couch!!! I found the key was to spray a LIGHT spray, do NOT SATURATE IT!!! (I actually pulled off a patch of fabric about the size of a pencil eraser from rubing it when saturated!!) spray lightly and then pat/dab & rub.... MAJIC!!!<br><br>
Then it was light, but still there, PLUS a bit... uh.... CRISPY;<br>
so I used the trusty tried & true Windex fix for the left overs... And...<br><br>
YOU CAN BARELY SEE IT NOW!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
SO, I moved back to the coffee table, and the hairspray removed the majority of what was left there too!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br>
Needless to say, I am ONE RELIEVED & HAPPY MAMMA!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Good for you!!!! THanks for the tip!<br><br>
As far as ball point pen ----- MILK works magic!! I've used it about a hundred times this year on clothes and upohlstery....
 

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Ms.Doula so glad to hear you had success!<br><br>
Pom- I'll try the milk- would have never thought of that either. I can't use windex or hairspray because of sensitivty to the chemicals.
 

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Just wanted to add that fingernail polish remover removes sharpie and magic marker from walls, possibly tables and not sure about the couch. (just for future reference)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It will work, *BUT* is very harsh, and it is toxic, AND it WILL eat finnishes. (especially varnish & laquered finnishes. -that IS what nail polish is-laquer.) So- i'd deffinatly say NO-NO for wood at least. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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glad you got rid of it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> the other board you asked on, one lady suggested you hide in the closet naked if ya didnt get it, ...<br><br>
was probably good advice, lol
 

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I am glad you told me what works, my dd did the same thing. What is with 2 year olds??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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I once used rubbing alcohol to remove sharpie from a dry-erase board and it worked very, very well.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I used to work in a biology lab and we used Sharpies and other brands of permanent markers to label test tubes, etc. After the experiment was done, we'd spray the ink with ethanol (ethyl alcohol) and wipe it right off. It works much better than hairspray or acetone.
 

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wow, I'm so glad that worked for you. I could just FEEL the panic in your post. Good thing these kids are adorable huh? Sometimes it's the only thing that saves Madyson from being yelled at!<br>
Meg
 
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