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Remove dry erase marker stains from clothes w/ alcohol and hairspray.

Let’s be honest — few teachers or students miss the dusty, sneeze-y mess of classroom chalkboards. But some have discovered they’ve traded the problems of chalk dust for dry erase marker stains. Professional house cleaner Rachel Yatuzis says she removes dry erase marker stains from clothes with a one-two punch of rubbing alcohol and hairspray.

I can’t personally attest to the value of Yatuzis’ method, since I haven’t set foot near a classroom dry erase board in more years than I care to count. However, alcohol and hairspray are well documented stain fighters, and her method tracks with other cleaning methods we’ve found over the years (we’ve also heard that Murphy’s Oil Soap works as well).

If you’ve got a dry erase marker stain on an item of clothing, give her method a try and let us know how it works for you in the comments. Also, be sure to share any of your tips for getting rid of ink stains.