How To Remove Ink Stains From Furniture

There are many simple ways to learn how to remove ink stains from furniture. In most cases, the supplies needed to remove ink are things you already have around the house. Check the supply list below to see if you have the materials necessary to learn how to remove ink stains from furniture.

Supplies needed to remove ink from furniture:

  • OxiClean
  • Toothbrush
  • Soft cloth
  • Water
  • Inexpensive hair spray
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • dish soap
  1. Blot. Regardless of the method you will be using, the first step should always be to blot the ink stain with a soft cloth. DO NOT RUB. Blot the ink stain repeatedly, which will help pull some of the ink out of the furniture and onto the cloth. If the ink is entirely dry, pour some rubbing alcohol on the cloth before blotting.
  2. How to remove ink stains from furniture made of fabric. If you are trying to remove ink from upholstered furniture, you can use OxiClean to get rid of the stain. Simply combine two tablespoons of powdered OxiClean and two tablespoons of cold water. Apply the mixture to the furniture with a toothbrush, and rub in using a circular motion. Continue rubbing until the ink stain disappears. Then blot again with a clean damp cloth.
  3. How to remove ink stains from furniture made of leather. Squirt a pea-sized amount of dish soap onto a toothbrush, and rub into the ink stain. Since dish soap is a de-greaser, it will help to remove the ink. Wipe clean and then apply a bit of rubbing alcohol to a cloth and apply. Finally, spray the area with an inexpensive hair spray and dab repeatedly. The ink stain should be removed. If not, repeat the process.


If the ink stain appears on a seat cushion, it is possible that the fabric can be removed and placed in the washing machine. Check to see if the fabric zips away from the cushion. If so, learning how to remove ink stains from furniture is a snap! Simply toss the fabric into the washing machine and wash with HOT water, laundry detergent, and a scoop of OxiClean.

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