Removing Ink Stains

June 5th, 2019

Have you ever found yourself accidentally putting on ink on your clothes or sleeves while you were writing down something? Ink stains can be difficult to deal with, but getting the hang of removing them can save you a lot of time, effort and money. But what are some tips and methods on being able to successfully remove ink stains? Take a look at some of these useful tips:

Consider The Type of Ink

  1. Ballpoint Pen Ink

Ballpoint pen ink is a common stain that can appear on almost any type of clothing. However, they are quite easy to get rid of. You can simply use rubbing alcohol. What you have to do is to place your ink stained shirt or garment over a towel or cloth. Blot the stain by using rubbing alcohol until is gets removed. Next, rinse your clothing with water to remove the excess alcohol residue. After that, you can now put your liquid detergent on the garment, and on the stained area, soak it for a while and then wash it with warm water.

If this doesn’t work, you can also spray the garment with alcohol-based hairspray, and wait until the ink starts to loosen. After that, wipe or dab the area with a towel or cloth until the ink is fully removed. Once you’ve removed everything, you can now put your garment into the washer.

2.Permanent Ink Stains

Permanent ink can be hard to remove, especially on clothing. What you can do is to saturate the garment with rubbing alcohol. After than, you can blot the affected or stained area with a towel. However, make sure that you don’t spread the ink on the other areas of the garment. Once you’ve dabbed that affected area with alcohol, let it dry and then sponge the remaining stain with a dry-cleaning solvent. After that, you can now rub the stain with detergent and then rinse it after.

3. Water-Based Ink Stain

Water-based ink is thin, and they can be easily removed by using cleaning agents that are water-based as well. To get rid of the stain, you will have to place that clothing over a clean white towel or fabric and clean it by blotting it with another fabric or towel. As the stain fades, you can then put liquid laundry detergent on the fabric. Leave it for about five minutes, and then wash it with warm water. Do this process over again if the ink isn’t removed during the first try.

4. Felt-Tip Pen Ink Stains

Getting rid of felt-tip pen ink stains can also be difficult. To remove it, you can rinse it first in cold water so that you can wash out as much ink as possible. After that, fill in a basin with hot water and put in laundry detergent that is bleach-free. Also put in some drops or splashes of ammonia, and mix in the solution to the garment. Make sure that you submerge the stained garment thoroughly, and let it soak in the solution for about an hour. If the stain still doesn’t come off, you can soak it in the solution overnight. Make sure you also rub it from time to time as well. Once you’ve gotten rid of the stain, you can then rinse it and then wash it with liquid laundry detergent.