We all know the struggle when it comes to removing ink stains as they are one of the most stubborn spots for sure. No matter what was the reason behind it – a fountain pen, ball point pen or any other kind – you can successfully clean it if you follow our advice. Check it out below.
The most important thing you should have in mind when you are dealing with ink stains is to forget about blotting or rubbing them. Things will just get worse as the ink will spread on the fabric. The other step you should not miss is to treat the stain as soon as possible. The professional end of tenancy cleaners will recommend to press a paper towel firmly on the spot and enable it to absorb the wet ink. It will be easier for you to treat it later on.
Maybe the most effective method to remove ink stains is using rubbing alcohol. It is inexpensive yet efficient when it comes to house cleaning. If the stain hasn’t set, the alcohol will be able to neutralise the pigment and it will disappear. Get a clean cotton swab and dip it in rubbing alcohol, dab the spot and repeat this task several times. The tricky part is that every time you should use a new clean swab. When you notice the stain has faded, dip a small sponge in a cold water and remove the alcohol from the clothing with its help. If you are dealing with a heavy ink stain, you should do this procedure few times until you have reached the end results. After that, if the fabric is suitable for machine washing, run it on low setting.
If you have to remove the stain from your leather jacket, our advice is to wipe the stain with glycerin first will help. Glycerin will reconstitute the stain and you can apply rubbing alcohol again – the stain should come off easier. Another way to clean an ink stain is using nail polish remover – it works for pen stains. Using a mixture of vinegar and lemon will do miracles to your white fabrics and no trace of ink will be left.
Removing ink stains can definitely be a complex task but try our suggested methods above and you will get rid of the spots in no time!
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