Ink stains are very hard to remove, especially once they dry up. If you are wondering how to get rid of ink stains, then the tips mentioned in this article would be of help.

How To Get Rid Of Ink

The advent of WordPad has still not managed to light the funeral pyre of the ink. In fact, the value of the pen has increased both in style and substance in the present years. Though the use of pen or ink is minimal in every day life, unless you are a student, it is still affectionately and nostalgically carried around in pockets. And that’s where all the trouble starts. Fat blotches of pen stains on the shirts are the most common complaints that dry cleaners have to address. Then there are children for whom clothes and other surfaces become the playground for their creativity and pen becomes the favorite tool for inking whatever they fancy. For school kids, ink stain on the shirt is as ubiquitous as bruised knee and snotty nose. To get rid of the ink stains requires some special effort, as it is not as easy as simply removing dirt stains. A little method in washing can give you amazing results. Read below to know how you can effectively remove ink stains from fabrics and other surfaces.
Getting Rid Of Ink Stains
Removing Ink Stains From Non-Washable Fibers
  • Soak a sponge in water and then squeeze to remove the excess water. Gently rub the stain with light strokes working outward from the center of the stain.
  • Next lightly apply hair spray on the stain. This will loosen the stain. Make a wet spotter by mixing one part glycerin, one part white dishwashing detergent and eight parts water. Apply a little of the wet spotter on the stain and a few drops of white vinegar.
  • Allow it to set for some time. Using a clean absorbent pad, blot the stain every five minutes. Keep the stain moist by adding the wet spotter and vinegar frequently.
  • Rinse gently with water. If the stain remains, then soak the stain with rubbing alcohol and cover it with an absorbent pad and apply gentle pressure. Change the pad frequently, as it soaks up the stain. Rinse with alcohol.
  • If the stain is still there, then apply water and a few drops of ammonia. Add a wet spotter. Sponge the stain and blot it every five minutes. While sponging, always keep the stain moist. Later, rinse with water and leave it to dry.
Removing Ink Stains From Washable Fibers
  • Loosen the ink stains by lightly spraying it with hair spray. Soak the stain in a solution of one quart warm water, half a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of vinegar for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with water and allow it to dry.
  • If the stain still doesn’t go, then add a few drops of rubbing alcohol on the stain. Later, soak it with an absorbent pad. Keep the stain and the pad moist with alcohol.
  • Rinse thoroughly with alcohol and leave it to dry.
Removing Ink Stains From Soft Surfaces
  • First clean the stain with an all-purpose spray cleaner.
  • If the stain remains, then sprinkle some ammonia and cover it with a compress. Leave it for some time and then rinse in warm water. Rinse again and leave it to dry.
Removing Ink Stains From Marble & Alabaster
  • Soak a sponge in warm soapy water and wipe the surface with water.
  • Rinse with water and then wipe it dry with a cloth.
  • If the stain remains, then apply rubbing alcohol in an absorbent pad and gently rub the stain. Next, take another pad and moisten it with ammonia and put it on the stain. Until the stain disappears, keep alternating between the alcohol and ammonia.

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