How to Make Homemade Ink Remover

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Ink can stain anything it touches. It can permanently stain carpets, rugs, clothes and furniture, among other things. While store-bought cleansers can remove ink, they contain harsh chemicals. A homemade ink remover is just as effective without using chemicals. When using homemade stain removers, it's important to test the solution on a small corner of the material to make sure it won't bleach or further stain the fabric.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. borax
  • Paper towels
  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Paint brush
  • Spoon
  • Pour 1 tbsp. white vinegar, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. milk and 1 tsp. borax into a bowl.

  • Mix the ingredients together by stirring them with a spoon.

  • Place the material that has an ink stain between a few sheets of paper towels. If the stain is on the carpet or a piece of furniture, place a couple of sheets of paper towels on top of the stain.

  • Press down on the top paper towel to try to soak up as much ink as possible.

  • Take off the top paper towel, and dip a paintbrush into the ink remover. Paint the solution onto the stain. Cover the entire stain with the liquid.

  • Wait 5 minutes for the solution to seep into the stain.

  • Dampen a sponge with cold water, and press it onto the stain a few times. The stain should be gone.

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