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Sunday, January 24, 2016

How Do You Get Permanent Marker Out Of Linen?

We have a local Church that has the
 bestest rummage sale every year.
I get so excited when I see it announced in the paper
.( That may be the only reason I subscribe!)
They have such a variety of items that people donate and at such reasonable prices. I was going to say I love to go through the linens, but I really like going through the dishes too. Oh and the household things, some you can't even figure out what they are (half the fun). They have plants too that the parishioners start from plants in their gardens. I love that, some of the old time plants aren't in nurseries and this is a fantastic way to get them. Oy, I could go on and on.... this year I happened to find a pale pink Damask Tablecloth. The ladies who work the sale always look for spot/stains put masking tape around the folded item and write any imperfections and the size of the item.  Well, someone, probably the donor, wrote the size in marker on the corner of the tablecloth.   The price was most reasonable and I figured there must be some way to remove it.
I searched an searched the web, and of course, Pinterest.
Got lots of ideas. Wrote them all down, starting with the most delicate working to the strongest.

Milk ~

 I rubbed gently after soaking
not much difference

 Hand Sanitizer ~

 Applied and let soak

 blotted several times
removed most, but some still remained

 Rubbing Alcohol ~
blotted, removed a tad more

Hairspray ~
Sprayed heavily, let sit then blotted
removed a bit more, but was still left with faded
marks.

At that point I threw it in the washer with Oxyclean
and left it soak there for 2 days....I didn't want to deal
with it any more! LOL

After washing this is what it looked like


Not too shabby, eh?

Not sure which one broke it down or
if they all helped or
if I just should have soaked it in Oxy or
if I should have just left it at the sale!
LOL

Then after all that this pops up, where I can't remember.


Yeh, right!!!!












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