How To Get Ink Out Of Clothes

Accidents happen and you should know is how to get ink out of clothes. Getting ink out of clothing can be tricky and requires different methods of treatment and washing to get the ink out. The most common spots for ink stains in clothing is around the pocket area and on the wrists of shirts. Ink stains can be missed and put through the washer and dryer before it is noticed.

To get ink out of clothing, you will need:

  • To know what kind of ink it is if possible
  • Clean white towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Finger nail polish remover
  • Acetone
  • Stain stick
  • Bleach
  1. Start with plain water. Place one white towel underneath the stain. Dab the other cloth in water and gently rub the stained area. Continue adding water and cleaning the stain using a clean piece of towel each time.

  2. Move on to the laundry detergent. Laundry detergent is the next least harsh option for removing ink from clothing. After the area is wet, apply a small amount of detergent. Work detergent by adding small amounts of water and moving to clean areas on the white towel.

  3. Rubbing alcohol is the next step in removing an ink stain from clothing. Blot the rubbing alcohol just as you did the water. Keep moving to clean areas of the towel. Get fresh towels if needed.

  4. Most stains should be gone by now. If not, the next thing to try is finger nail polish remover, then acetone and bleach if the fabric is bleach-safe. If the stain appears to be gone, apply a stain stick to the area and put the item into the washer.   

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