It's very common to have ink stains on your clothes. You can encounter them in familiar situations like a pen leaking in your pocket or you forgetting to put the cap on before storing them in your shirt pocket. However, removing ink stains can be simple with professional dry cleaning.Read on to know how ink stain removal is done for different types of fabric.
A Beginner’s Guide for Ink
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Ink stains are a remarkably common
occurrence. Whether you inadvertently
grazed your shirt while writing a
message, carrying a leaky pen in your
pocket, or your curious toddler with felt
tip pens got to your laundry pile, do not
fret. Ink stain removal can be simple.
Here’s what you need to know about
how to remove ink from clothes and
Before you attempt to remove ink stains,
you have to know first what material
and ink are involved.
Cleaning suede will require
professional help. Dry cleaning is the
best option. For smooth leather, you
can try test cleaning methods in an
inconspicuous place with care. You
can clean faux leather straight away.
Most clothing fabrics with ink stains
are washable at home.
How to Remove Ink from Leather
Plain rubbing alcohol is one of the
best ink stain removal techniques at
home. Treating the stain as quickly as
possible is important. You can remove
fresh ink stains easily but older or
dried stains may require repeat
treatments. Leather is a highly
permeable material and stains can
penetrate deep into the hide.
Start by dampening a clean white cloth
or cotton swab with the alcohol. Do not
use colored cloth because it can transfer
due to light-colored materials. Work
from the outside of the stain toward the
middle. Keep the work area small so you
will not spread the ink into a bigger area.
You should see the ink transfer to the
cloth. Get a new swab quickly to
prevent re-staining the leather. Keep
blotting until all the ink stains are
gone. Never scrub harshly as that can
remove color and a layer of your
leather. You may also try commercial
ink removers too.
Allow the leather to air dry after or
between treatments. Once the ink stains
are removed, treat the leather with
conditioner to help it remain smooth
You may have also heard about the use
of mayonnaise, hairsprays, dish
detergents, and laundry soaps to
remove ink from leather. Many use