How to Get Ink Out of Clothes After Drying

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It seems we've all ruined a shirt, pair of pants, furniture or some kind of fabric with that evil ink. Although it might seem impossible to remove, there are a few things you can try before you decide to give up. With a little bit of water, hairspray, alcohol, patience and elbow grease you might make the ink come out.


Things You'll Need

  • Bucket

  • Warm water

  • 2 rag cloths

  • Rubbing alcohol/acetone

  • Hairspray

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Step 1

Fill a bucket with warm water and let the fabric soak, preferably for more than two hours.

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Step 2

Remove the fabric from the warm water and spray the stained area with hairspray. Let it sit for 5 minutes.


Step 3

Place a rag cloth on a flat surface and place the stained fabric on top of the cloth. Dab the other cloth in rubbing alcohol or acetone and gently rub the stained fabric.


Step 4

Add more hairspray on the fabric and continue to rub with the cloth.


Step 5

Repeat the process until the ink stain has been successfully removed.


You can also try to use OxiClean or Tide on the stain before doing the steps above.


The fabric might be discolored in the area where the stain was because of the rubbing and the use of alcohol.



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