How To Remove Ink Stains From Dryer

Want to learn about how to remove ink stains from the dryer? You open the dryer to load your freshly washed load of whites and find swirls of ink stains all around the drum of the dryer. Eventually, no matter how careful you are,  a stray ink pen will make its way into the wash and subsequently the dryer. There are several methods you can try that will eliminate the problem.

To remove ink from a dryer,  you will need:

  • rubber gloves
  • clean cotton or terrycloth rag
  • acetone nail polish remover
  • bucket (regular household size 3 gallon)
  • bleach
  • water
  • 2 white bath towels
  • clean dish rag

Option one can be used for small amounts of smeared ink stains.

  1. Put on the rubber gloves.
  2. Soak a small section of the cotton rag with nail polish remover.
  3. Rub the ink stain in the dyer. The ink should come up. Keep applying the polish remover until all of the ink is gone.
  4. Once all of the stain is removed, wet a clean cloth with water and wipe out the dryer.
  5. Leave the dryer open for approximately 30 minutes. This will allow the fumes to air out.

Option two is a tried and true method of ink stain removal from a dryer.

  1. Put on the rubber gloves.
  2. With a cloth wipe as much of the ink stain out as possible.
  3. Fill a bucket half full of water.
  4. Pour 2 cups of bleach into the water and stir.
  5. Place one of the white bath towels in the bucket to soak.
  6. Remove the towel and ring out the excess water and place it in the dryer.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the second towel.
  8. Turn the dryer on high heat and tumble the towels for 30 minutes.
  9. When the dryer cycle turns off simply remove the towels, the ink stain should be gone.

If any of the ink stain remains in the dryer you may need to purchase a commercial ink removing product or an "eraser" cleaning sponge. Always make sure you are in a well ventilated area when you are using any chemical to clean.

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