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How do I get black pen ink out of tan vinyl?

My 2yo son drew on one of my chairs in black ink. The chair is tan vinyl.
I have tried:
Simple Green
Make-up remover
Plain white toothpaste
non-acetone nail polish remover
Scrubbing bubbles
Bathroom cleaner with bleach

I have tried many of these with a scotch brite pad, as well as with a soft cloth.
I am not concerned terribly with preserving the color, as long as any treatment doesn't leave it splotchy. This is a chair that my son plays on, so it doesn't have to be terribly pretty, but the treatment has to be somewhat kid friendly & non toxic, because I don't have anywhere I can put it where he won't be able to get to it.

Any help is appreciated...


Asked by Rae-Rae_Kitty at 6:22 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (4)
  • I have had a lot of good results using hair spray

    Answer by Charis76 at 6:34 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Try either hand sanitized or rubbing alcohol. I don't know about vinyl but I know both of those have taking ink off of a bunch of things for me or at least made the mark lighter.

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 6:30 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • You'll probably hear this a million times but try a magic eraser

    Answer by nursesrock1980 at 6:34 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Mr. Clean magic eraser!

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 6:40 PM on Jan. 24, 2011