How to Remove Red Ink Out of Clothes


As if an ink stain wasn't bad enough, a red ink stain seems to blare from your apparel, making it all the more noticeable. From a forgotten pen in your pocket as it goes into the wash to a careless brush with a pen across your clothing, ink stains happen. Fortunately as easily as these stains make their way onto our clothes they are just as easily removed. With a few items you may already have at hand ink stains can be eliminated.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • Milk
  • White vinegar
  • Cornstarch

Milk Method

  • Pour milk into a bowl.

  • Place the section of the garment with the stain into the milk.

  • Allow the stain to soak in the milk for at least an hour.

  • Change out the milk as it becomes inky and repeat with fresh milk until the stain is gone.

  • Rinse the area under running water and launder immediately.

Vinegar and Cornstarch Method

Tips & Warnings

  • These methods are safe for washable items, but may not be safe for garments made of wool, leather and silk. Consult with a professional dry cleaner about safer methods for these types of apparel.
  • Do not place the garment into the dryer until the stain is completely gone or the heat may set the stain in.

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