Are you attempting to remove a permanent marker on your doll’s face, but none seems to be working? Sure, that’s one tough job, especially when the stains are on the doll’s face.
Marker accidents on dolls could be from kids trying to be artistic or preexisting if you got your doll from a thrift store or it is a hand-me-down.
But thankfully, such hard stains do not have to be permanent. In this article, we will give you the ultimate solution to your dilemma on how to remove permanent marker from doll face.
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Ways to Remove Permanent Marker From Doll Face
Method 1: Anti-Acne Gel With 10% Benzoyl Peroxide/ Benzoylperoxidum
This method can be used to get permanent marker off Barbie face and arms or, more specifically, marker stains from vinyl doll.
It is also proven effective in getting marker stains off silicone dolls like acid patch dolls or a reborn doll. If you do not have all the tools for heating, then you can simply put it under the sun for days before washing it off.
What to prepare:
- Anti-acne cream with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide/Benzoylperoxidum
- Cotton buds
- Cotton pads
- Plastic wrap
- Lampshade or blower
Method 2: Deodorant
Typically the face and body of the doll are made with different materials. You can use this method to remove stains on dolls body. This method can also work on removing old marker stains.
If the doll’s face has ink stains too then, you can use any acne cream or gel with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide to remove ink from doll face.
What to prepare:
- Deodorant (aerosol type)
- Clean towel or rag
Method 3: Remove-Zit Stain Remover
This is another method that is very effective in removing ink stains and get Sharpie off a doll, especially for cleaning American girl doll skin.
You can also safely use it on Barbie dolls, soft vinyl dolls like Baby Annabell, plastic dolls, and other plastic toys.
What to prepare
- Remove-zit stain remover
- Paper towel
Method 4: Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover and Soft Scrub
These two are household names for cleaning that can also be a great combination to clean and remove marker stains from your cabbage patch doll.
What to prepare
- Marker stained cabbage patch doll
- Grandma’s secret spot remover
- Soft scrub
- Dish soap
Other Tips and Advice
- Either try to remove doll face paint without acetone or use other methods, be careful not to overdo the scrubbing. Spot cleaning is a perfect way to start.
- When applying ink-removing solutions, do not apply near the eyes, lips, and other areas with painted details, as it will potentially remove the details along with the ink marks.
- After cleaning, make sure to drain the water and dry your dolls totally to avoid mold formation.
- Do not store dolls in plastic bags, as this will also cause moisture that could lead to mold formation. Use acid-free tissue paper to wrap your dolls and store them in a box.
- Always remove doll accessories, clothing, and jewelry before storing them to prevent the garment’s color from transferring to your doll. Keep them in appropriate bags with the doll’s identification so you would easily recognize each set.
- If you have dolls with realistic eyes that open and close, do not store them lying down on its back. Store them in a vertical position or horizontally while resting on their face. This will help your eyes function even after long storage.
There are plenty of ways how to remove permanent marker from doll face but acne cream with at least 10% Benzoyl Peroxide is by far the ultimate solution you can get.
Another professional way to do it is to use Remove-Zit stain remover, specifically designed to do the job.
However, if you do not have these items or cannot find one, the deodorant method, Grandma’s Secret and Soft Scrub tandem is the next thing you can try.
Keep in mind that solutions depend on the type of doll. Read each method carefully to find one that perfectly suits your doll.
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