How to Remove an Ink Stain From a Bedspread

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Remove stains from your bedspread in a few simple steps.
Remove stains from your bedspread in a few simple steps. (Image: bed with white bedspread and nightstand in the corner image by David Smith from Fotolia.com)

Whether you're working late at night, have a student doing homework, or have a child drawing on the bed, you can sometimes be left with an ink stain that needs to be removed. While there are several stain removal products on the market, this are often chemically-based and unwanted on sleeping areas such as the bed. Instead, use a simple household ingredient to remove the stain.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Old towel
  • Laundry detergent
  • Washer, optional
  • Dryer, optional

Drench the stained area with rubbing alcohol. This will naturally dissolve the stain without harming the bedspread.

Blot the stain with an old towel to pull the stain out of the fabric.

Add a drop of laundry detergent, and continue blotting if the alcohol alone does not remove the stain. Repeat until the entire stain has been removed.

Launder the bedspread in the washing machine, if the item is safe for machine wash (read the care instructions label). Launder in a cold water cycle with your regular laundry detergent. If the bedspread is not machine washable, allow the area to air dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use caution when removing stains from delicate bedspreads made of satin or silk. If you are unsure of the measures you should take to remove the stain, consult with a professional dry cleaning facility.

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