How to Get Ink Out of Corduroy

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Things You'll Need

  • Dry cleaning solvent

  • Sponge

  • Water

  • Toothbrush

  • White vinegar

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Pre-wash stain remover

  • Laundry detergent

An ink stain might seem impossible to get out.

Corduroy is cotton fabric that is made with a type of vertical ribs. These ribs help make the fabric more durable and more fashionable. However, if you get a stain on your corduroy fabric, such as an ink stain, it might be a little more difficult to get the ink out from between the vertical ribs. Using some simple cleaning methods and a little patience can save your corduroy.


Step 1

Apply a dry-cleaning solvent to a sponge and use it to blot the ink on your corduroy. This helps remove some of the ink.

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Step 2

Run cool water in your sink and place your corduroy underneath it. Continue rinsing for several minutes to remove more ink. Allow the fabric to dry.

Step 3

Saturate an old toothbrush in white vinegar. Gently, separate the ribs of the corduroy with the bristles and scrub the remaining stain.

Step 4

Rinse the corduroy fabric again with cool water. Scrub the stain using rubbing alcohol and the toothbrush if you can still see ink.

Step 5

Rinse and apply a pre-wash stain remover. Wait about 10 minutes and wash with regular laundry detergent. Hang to dry.


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