Mum who feared her velvet sofa was 'ruined' by toddler's permanent marker scribbles reveals her 'magic' fix

AS annoying as toddler tantrums can be, the thing most parents fear above screaming matches is the sound of silence.

Because that's how you know they're doing something they really shouldn't… unless it's nap time, of course.

Proving that you can't take your eyes off your kids for even a second, one mum was left horrified over the weekend when her three-year-old decided to draw all over her velvet sofa in permanent pen.

Using black, green and red markers, the tot covered almost every inch of the side of the grey settee in scribbles – leaving their mother horrified.

After turning to the Facebook group Mums Who Clean, the Australian parent read about another person who removed similar scribbles on a door with a spritz of hairspray.

Posting incredible before-and-after photos on the page, she wrote: "Shoutout to the wonderful people in the group! Hairspray is like magic!

"I thought I would be living with my ‘lack of parenting observation for a few minutes’ mistake. Where the three-year-old decided the side of mum’s lounge became an art board."

The mum sprayed the side of the sofa until it was completely wet with hairspray and started scrubbing it with a wet wipe.

“I have gone over it again to attempt to get the last out of it," she added. "I am now waiting for it to dry, to see if I need to give it a third go over, but it’s looking great."

But how does it work? Well, hairsprays often contain alcohol which is a solvent that can easily break down ink thanks to their similar chemical make-up.

I thought I would be living with my ‘lack of parenting observation for a few minutes’ mistake. Where the three-year-old decided the side of mum’s lounge became an art board…

Unsurprisingly, the post racked up hundreds of "likes" in the group.

"Hairspray works on nail polish spilt on carpet too," one wrote. "It’s a life saver!"

 Another added: "Wow that's incredible!"

A third replied: 'Holy s***! That’s awesome."

For more tips and tricks, this professional cleaner revealed why you should NEVER use bleach in the bathroom & says washing up liquid is the top product.

And this mum revealed how to change a double duvet cover in SECONDS simply by rolling it.

Plus this woman’s Lush laundry hack goes viral as it promises the best smelling clothes.

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