How to Remove Ink From Concrete

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Things You'll Need

  • Water hose

  • Oxygenated cleaner

  • Bucket

  • Liquid dish soap

  • Scrub brush

  • Bleach

Bleach can remove many concrete stains.

A smooth, uniformly colored concrete patio, driveway or walkway is an attractive accent for any home. Concrete provides a durable, sturdy surface, but concrete is porous which makes it susceptible to stains. It's easy to accidentally drop a pen onto concrete only to find that the ink has left a mark. Luckily, you can usually remove ink stains from concrete if you approach the problem with the right technique.


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Step 1

Spray down the stained area with water. Sprinkle a powdered oxygenated cleaner onto the stain and let it sit for one hour.

Step 2

Fill a bucket with soapy water. Dip a scrubbing brush with stiff nylon bristles into the bucket and use it to scrub off the stain. Rinse the area thoroughly.

Step 3

Cover the stain with bleach if any trace of ink remains. Let the bleach sit for about 30 minutes. Scrub again with soapy water and rinse.