How to Clean Kids Marker Out of Carpet


It is well worth the effort to give your kids the time to use their creativity to color, draw, and create small, fridge-worthy masterpieces.

But, as we all know, accidents can happen.

A dropped marker or an unsealed cap can create a colorful marker mess on your carpets.

With Zerorez®, you can enjoy your child's drawing and not worry about the spots. By simply following the steps in this cleaning guide, your colorful accident can become a distant memory.

What Type of Stain Do Kids Markers Leave?

Kids' markers typically leave water-based stains, which can vary in color and intensity depending on the type and brand of the marker. Most Crayola markers, for example, are washable markers.

The pigments in the marker's ink can penetrate carpet fibers, causing bright and noticeable stains. These stains are usually easier to remove than permanent markers, but they can still be challenging if not treated quickly.

Does Vinegar Get Kids Marker Out of Carpet?

Yes, vinegar can be an effective solution for removing kids' marker stains from carpets.

Vinegar's natural cleaning properties, combined with its ability to break down pigments, make it an excellent choice for tackling these types of stains.

How to Remove Kids Marker Out of Carpet?

Kids' markers can leave colorful spots on carpets, which can be challenging to remove. However, the right approach and natural household products can effectively treat these stains. Follow these steps for the best results:

Step 1: Blot the spot with a clean white cloth. This method should lift some of the marker's ink. Don't rub the stain; stick to soft patting.

Step 2: Mix a natural solution that is one part white vinegar and two parts water. Apply the solution to the stain with a clean cloth. Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes.

Step 3: Sprinkle baking soda over the affected area and let it sit for a few more minutes. The baking soda should absorb some of the color and stain.

Step 4: Tap the area with a clean, damp cloth to remove the residue. Repeat this step until the spot is lifted.

Step 5: Dry the area by patting it with a clean, dry cloth. Avoid using heat, as this can damage the carpet.

Step 6: If the stain stubbornly remains, contact Zerorez®. We can answer any carpet stain-related questions.

Troubleshooting Tips for Stubborn Magic Marker Stains

  • Test Your Cleaning Solution: Always test your cleaning solution on a small, hidden area of the carpet to ensure it does not cause discoloration.

  • Use a Soft Brush: Instead of blotting the stain, you might use a soft-bristled brush to work the cleaning solution into the carpet.

  • Avoid Store-bought Materials: Store-bought materials often contain bleach and other chemicals that can cause additional damage to your carpet. When in doubt, use natural household products to remove stains.

How ZerorezĀ® Can Help Remove Marker Stains and Other Spots

If your marker stain proves too stubborn, don't worry! Zerorez® can eliminate pink, green, blue, and any other color from your carpet. Our technicians use our proprietary cleaning method, which includes ionized oxidized water: Zr™ Water. Our processes are proven to eliminate most stubborn spots.

With the help of our team at Zerorez®, your stain will become a thing of the past.

We offer full carpet cleaning as well as spot treatments. Contact us today to learn more about our pricing and processes.

We are happy to answer any questions and help you restore your carpets and home to its pre-stain era.

Kids Marker Stain Removal 

Follow Basic Steps 1, 2, 3, 4. Repeat as necessary.