How to Remove Ink Stains From Fabric

Ink stains--a hazard for office workers everywhere! It's bad enough when you get ink all over your hands, but when it gets on your clothes it's a completely different set of frustrations. There is a solution, however, you don't have to resign yourself to wearing ink-spotted clothes. Here's how to get those stains out.



Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Hair Spray
  • Stain Removers
  • Clean Sponges
  • Cotton Swabs
  1. Ballpoint Pens

    • 1

      Dab the stain with a clean wet sponge until no ink is lifted from stain.

    • 2

      Allow the stain to air dry.

    • 3

      Spray the stain with hair spray.

    • 4

      Sandwich the stained fabric between two paper towels.

    • 5

      Blot the backside of the stained fabric, working the stain into the other paper towel until stain is lifted.

    • 6

      Apply laundry pre-treatment (stain remover).

    • 7

      Wash in warm water and allow to air dry.

    Felt Tip Pens

    • 8

      Press a paper towel into stain to lift excess ink.

    • 9

      Apply denatured alcohol to the stain using a clean cotton swab.

    • 10

      Wash fabric as usual.

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