Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How to Remove Ink Stains from Clothing

No matter how difficult can be a stain to remove, there is always at least one method that can handle the staining, and ink stains don't make an exception from this rule. Quick intervention is the key to remove ink stains from clothing and you need to act fast if you want to prevent a permanent staining. Here are a few tips that will help you to get the ink out of the fabric.

  1. Place an old towel or rag on a firm surface, and stretch the garment on top with the ink stain face down. If you are working with a shirt, place the towel between the front and back of the shirt to absorb the washed out ink.
  2. Pour a generous amount of rubbing alcohol over the ink stain, and allow it to soak in for five minutes. The rubbing alcohol will wash out most of the ink while sitting on the clothing, according to cleaners Battersea.
  3. Use a toothbrush to rub the stained area gently. Try to rub only within the area of staining to avoid spreading ink to other areas of the fabric.
  4. Rinse the area with cold water by dabbing at it with a damp sponge, then launder the fabric as usual. If the stain remains, repeat steps 2 and 3 with fingernail polish remover instead of rubbing alcohol.
Keep in mind that this method is not suitable for carpets as it may push the ink deep into the carpet instead of lifting it up. When a ink stain occurs on your carpet, it is a good idea to consult professionals, such as carpet cleaning Clapham, to avoid damaging your carpet while trying to remove the ink stain.


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