How to Get Dry-Erase Marker Out of Carpet

Dry-erase markers are great for taking notes and art projects, however, getting a marker stain on your carpet can be an absolute pain. If you don’t know the correct methods to remove marker stains, you may end up making them worse. 

This post takes you through the best methods to remove a dry-erase marker stain from your carpet quickly and easily. 

It’s best to test out these methods on an inconspicuous area of your carpet before using it on the affected area. This ensures that if there’s a bad reaction, you don’t end up applying it to the entire area.

Rubbing Alcohol and Hair Spray

  • Pour the rubbing alcohol directly onto the stain and use a clean rag or cloth to lightly work the area using a blotting motion.
  • Use the hair spray bottle to spray the area and let it soak into the carpet fibers for around 10 minutes.
  • Finally, use dry paper towels to wipe the area and the stain should be gone. You may need to repeat the process for especially tough stains. 

Hydrogen Peroxide 

  • Pour the hydrogen peroxide onto the stained area and use a cotton ball or paper towel to gently blot the stains and make sure that it’s spread evenly. 
  • Cover the area with a towel for around half an hour before drying the carpet and removing the stain. 

Vinegar and Baking Soda

  • Apply white vinegar to the dry-erase marker stain and blot it with a clean rag. 
  • Next, add the baking soda to the marker stains and use a toothbrush to gently rub it in. 
  • After leaving it to soak for two hours, use a damp towel with cold water to pat the area. You can then use a vacuum cleaner on the spot. 

Carpet Cleaner

  • Apply the stain remover onto the stain.
  • Use a dry paper towel to lightly rub the area before blotting it dry with a clean cloth.

Also read: How to Get Permanent Marker Off Carpet


So, that concludes our post on how to get dry erase marker out of carpet. Be sure to wear gloves when using these marker stain-cleaning methods. 

The effectiveness of these methods may vary depending on how bad the stain is and the kind of carpet that you have. We hope that the cleaning tips mentioned throughout this post have provided you with some valuable insights into how to remove dry-erase marker stains from your carpet quickly and easily. 

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