How To Remove Ink Stains





How to Remove ink stains from clothes, skin and carpets




How to Remove Ink Stains From Carpet




Hair Spray (Alcohol based)

One of the best household remedies to remove ink stains from a carpet is spraying it with an alcohol based hair spray. (Always be sure to do small sample test first to ensure no discoloration). Spray the hair spray on the affected area and blot with a paper towel or white towel. The acetone in hair spray will remove ballpoint pen marks and indelible marker ink.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizers are another great way to remove ink stains from carpets. Simply saturate stain with a gel type hand sanitizer (like Purell) and blot with a soft clean white cloth, white towel or white paper towel. Repeat as many times as necessary until stain is completely gone.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol can also help to remove ink stains from carpets (be sure to test in inconspicuous place first to ensure no color damage to carpet). Take a clean white towel and pour some rubbing alcohol on it – then gently blot the stain. (DO NOT scrub or rub however because you do not want to spread the stain.) Let the alcohol sit for about 30 minutes. Then using same damp, clean cloth gently twist in clockwise direction with your knuckle. This will help clean between carpet fibers.

Finish up by adding ¼ cup of white vinegar to one quart of water and follow the same procedure you did with the rubbing alcohol. Then rinse spot with cold water.

Corn Starch / Milk Combo

Combine corn starch with enough milk to make a paste. Then apply that paste to the ink stain on your carpet. Let it dry – then brush if off and vacuum. This remedy works wonders because the milk will dissolve the ink and the corn starch will then absorb it.

How To Remove Ink Stains from Skin


Shortening

Shortening is a nice, easy way to remove ink stains from hands or skin. Simply rub shortening on affected areas, then wipe stains away with a rag or paper towel.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing Alcohol can also remove most ink stains from skin. Simply soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wipe affected area.

Nail Polish Remover

In many cases, nail polish remover can help remove ink stains from hands (do not use near eyes however if ink is on face). Soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and rub over ink stains until gone. Then wash with soap and water.

Balmex

Strangely enough Balmex can help remove ink stains from skin. Simply apply it to inked areas and wipe clean.

Nivea Cream

A plain old jar of nivea cream can also easily remove ink from hands or skin. Apply to skin and then wipe clean.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser can help easily remove ink from skin or hands depending on the kind of ink that has been used.

How To Remove Ink Stains from Clothes


Hair Spray (alcohol based)

Spray hair spray on ink stain and blot with a clean white towel or paper towel. You might also want to put a clean towel or paper towel under the stain to prevent stain spreading to other side.

Corn Starch / Milk Combo

Mix corn starch with enough milk to make a paste and apply to stain. Let it dry – then brush it off.

Toothpaste (Paste – not gel)

Toothpaste can also help remove certain types of ink stains from clothes or fabric. Rub a dab of toothpaste into stain and then rinse with cold water.

Hand Sanitizer

Certain gel hand sanitizers (such as Purell) can also remove ink spots from clothes. Simply saturate the stain with the sanitizer, then blot with clean white towel or paper towels. (You might need to repeat more than once.)

Oxy Clean

If you happen to have Oxy Clean in the house – this is another great ink removal treatment for clothes. Simply follow the directions on canister.

Baking Soda

Mix equal parts of baking soda and water in a bowl then pour mixture directly into the ink stain. Then rinse the stained item thoroughly and wash in machine as you normally would.

Lemon Juice / Table Salt Combo

Mix equal parts lemon juice with table salt and rub the mixture into the stain. Dry in the sun for a few hours – then wash item as you normally would.

How to Remove Ink Stains from Walls and Wallpaper


Hair Spray (alcohol based)

The hair spray method works just as well for walls or wallpaper ink stains as it does for clothes and carpets. Simply spray affected area with alcohol based hair spray and blot with a clean white towel, paper towel or cotton swab.

Toothpaste

Toothpaste removes most ink stains from walls or wallpaper easily. Make sure the toothpaste is the paste kind (not the gel). Simply put some paste on an old toothbrush and rub vigorously across stain until the ink stain is gone.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

The Magic eraser is good for cleaning many things around the house and it also works well for removing ink stains from wallpaper and walls. Rip off a small piece of the eraser, dampen and gently rub stained area. Not too hard though because it might take glossy paint finish off of walls.

Hand Sanitizer

Certain gel hand sanitizers (such as Purell) can also remove ink spots from walls. Saturate the stain with the sanitizer, then blot with a clean paper towel or clean cloth. In most instances, stain will come right off.

How To Remove Ink Stains from Leather


Before using any of the following household remedies you will want to test in a small inconspicuous area to ensure you will not discolor leather. Also if you are dealing with suede you should probably consult with a cleaning professional so you do not do further damage.

Vaseline

Vaseline can help to remove ink stains from leather. Rub a small dab into stain and let sit overnight. Then wipe clean the next day. You might need to do this a couple of times but it is easy on your furniture.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Gently rubbing a damp magic eraser over ink stains will help remove them from leather. Use a very light touch however.

Hair Spray (alcohol based)

This is another case where hair spray can help remove ink stains. Spray the stain with some alcohol based hairspray and wipe clean with a clean cloth. Repeat if necessary.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol can also remove ink stains (make sure to test first). Dampen a white cotton cloth or cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and rub on stain. Work in small areas so you do not spread ink. You should see ink transfer to clean cloth or swab. As this happens use another clean swab or piece of cloth because you do not want to retransfer stain to couch. Continue this procedure until stain is gone.

How To Remove Ink Stains, Pen Marks or Marker from Dolls or Doll Faces

Butter

Did you child draw on the face of their favorite doll and now you can’t get the ink stains off? Try applying butter to the doll face and leaving face up in the sun for a few days – then simply wash off with soap and water.





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