If you have ever had to try to get permanent markers off of a doll, you know that it can be a tricky process.
Some methods work better than others, and we will show you them in this guide. Read on to learn how to get permanent marker off a doll without damaging it.
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Other Tips for Cleaning Dolls
Tip #1 – Choose Your Cleaning Tools Carefully
Cleaning dolls, like a Cabbage Patch Doll or an American Girl Doll, requires you to be a bit more attentive than cleaning other toys. This is because they have many painted details that you can potentially erase in the process if you are not careful. You must be extra careful when applying the methods above to get rid of stains.
A part of this is choosing the appropriate cleaning tools. If your toy is small and marked up with a lot of intricate details in the nooks and crannies, you should use a Q-tip or cotton swab instead of a cotton ball, pad, or sponge.
On the other hand, if the stains you are dealing with are large and in open spaces, you can use cleaning tools with bigger surface areas to save time and effort.
Tip #2 – Mix & Match Cleaning Methods
Sometimes, one method is insufficient to remove permanent marker stains on your dolls. But combining two or three options can get the job done. So, it is important to be flexible.
You can apply one approach to lift most of an ink stain, then get rid of the remaining with another technique. For example, after laundering your fabric toy in the washing machine, you can spot-clean any visible traces with rubbing alcohol.
Now, you know how to get permanent marker off a doll. Go ahead and get pen off baby Annabell! There are many methods you can try. Depending on your stain, you might have to apply several. Let us know how the cleaning goes in the comments down below!
Hi, I am Eveline Kessler, a content creator. My love for colors and arts draws me here to join the Intermediarts team with Leilani. I am responsible for testing new products and techniques with her and providing honest reviews and tips based on our experience. I have gained a lot of knowledge from this, and I believe you will find her suggestions to be invaluable as well.