Basmah Qazi

Home & Garden

Mum "blown away" by $1.25 ALDI hack that removes marker from her favourite chair

Mum "blown away" by $1.25 ALDI hack that removes marker from her favourite chair

Nothing says destruction like a child with a marker. It’s surprising just how quickly they can wreak havoc, as within a split second your previously immaculate walls and furniture are now covered in different coloured scribbles that are impossible to remove.

But one mum from Western Australia found a solution to the sneaky habit and revealed that a $1.25 Di-San pre-wash stain remover from ALDI is the perfect way to remove unwanted markings.

“And this is why I constantly recommend ALDI’s stain remover spray,” Nicola Joanne wrote in Facebook group Mums Who Clean.

“Haven’t found a stain it hasn’t removed yet.”

Nicola – who posted a photo of her beloved Kmart velvet chair covered in scribbles – revealed the back story behind the piece of furniture.

“Miss 2 snuck into miss 7’s room and into her art supplies while I was cooking dinner and used the beloved Kmart blush velvet chair as her canvas.”

Speaking to 9Honey Homes, Nicola says that in as little as 10 minutes, her chair was as good as new.

“I have two children, so stains are a common thing in my house,” said Nicola.

“The process I used was fairly simple: I sprayed the chair with the Di-San and with a slightly wet sponge wiped the chair.

“The coloured Texta came off fairly easy, the black needed a little more persuasion.

“Once the Texta was off, I went over the chair with a clean damp microfiber cloth to clean off the product, then I used a clean towel to help dry the chair a little.

“I left it overnight to dry completely, but the cleaning process probably took about ten minutes or so.”

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Charlotte Launa (@charlottelauna) on Feb 6, 2018 at 11:13pm PST

Nicola’s post has been considered a lifesaver for many families around the country, as it has racked up over 1000 likes with many thanking her for the tip.

“I love this spray … works like a dream!” said one user.

“It’s the best stuff we use it on our clothes that have had stains we couldn’t get out for ages and they’re gone!” said another.

Nicola says that even if the product doesn’t work the way you want it to, at that price, you really cannot go wrong.

Will you be trying out this genius ALDI hack to remove unwanted stains? Let us know in the comments below.