How to clean pen or texta marks off your upholstery

How to clean texta marks off your upholstery
Accidents happen. No matter how careful you are, your lovely upholstery can get stained. The risk of getting upholstery stain can get double if you have children at home. Children plays and when they do, your upholstery seems to be the perfect playground.

Pen marks on your upholstery?

Children love to write, draw or scribble on any surface. Encouraging fine motors skills is great but not when they choose to do it on walls or worse, on your upholstery. You can’t do anything except shake your head in disbelief. You just have to remind yourself that they are only children and don’t panic.

Cleaning pen marks on your upholstery can be done. You can bring back your upholstery to its best.

How to clean texta marks off your upholstery

Depending on the type of pen or texta most marks can be removed. Relax because there are ways on how you can remove them from your upholstery. Most texta’s contain a spirit base which evaporates leaving the pigment behind. The trick is to reapply more of the same spirit to make sure that the pigment liquefies making it easier to remove the mark. Here are some steps on how to do it.

Steps in removing pen marks:

  1. Use solvents such as white vinegar or acetone. You can also try other products but make sure to test a small area of fabric (hidden from view) to ensure it doesn’t affect your fabric’s quality or cause any discolouration.
  2. Apply the solution to the entire stain by using cotton buds, dab and be careful not to spread it.
  3. Let the solution sits in for about 10 minutes. Give it another good go with more solvent. You might do it repeatedly until you get a desirable result but eventually, the stain should disappear.

Clean texta marks off your upholstery

If you are in any doubt on how to clean texta marks off your upholstery, call professional upholstery cleaner. If your upholstery has lots of stains, then you will definitely need a professional cleaner to job for you.

Contact Country Life Carpet Care we do more than just carpets and are your local upholstery cleaner and can help you with all your cleaning needs. We clean even the dirtiest upholstery and remove the most stubborn stain on your carpet, vinyl and tiles. Phone us now for a free quote.