How to Get Rid of Ink Stains

Ink stains may occur literally on any place in a house especially if there are little kids around. Tables, clothes, carpets, walls and even  TV screens are potential victim of ink stains when the ink marker is in the hands of a kid. Fortunately, with a bit of effort and a few tricks, ink can be successfully removed no matter of the surface it has been stained. These tips will help you to get rid of ink stains quickly and easily.

  1. Inspect the area affected by ink. The stain removing product you will need to use will depend on the type of the stained surface. Do not wait for the ink to dry, but treat the spot as soon as possible to avoid a permanent ink mark.
  2. There are  many commercial stain-removal products that you can purchase either through Internet or from your local grocery store. Choose one that is safe to the stained surface, so you don’t damage it while removing the ink stain. Use the stain remover as instructed on its label.
  3. If you don’t want to use commercial products in order to avoid the harsh chemicals contained in them, you can make your own solutions at home. Use acetone to remove ink stain from carpets and upholstery that cannot be laundered. For ink stains on white fabrics, cleaners Anerley suggest trying a paste of lemon juice and salt. Rub the paste into the stain and leave it to dry completely in the sun before washing the fabric as usual. Soak coloured fabrics in milk overnight and wash them in the morning to remove ink stains.
  4. Remove ink stains from walls using whitening toothpaste. Apply a small amount of toothpaste over the stained area, making sure that the entire stain is covered, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Use a clean cloth to wipe the toothpaste off the wall, then repeat the process if necessary.
  5. Use a cleaner appropriate for TV screens to remove ink stains from them. You can also use ammonia-free spray cleaner or baby wipes to get rid of ink stains on TV screens. According to cleaners Bexley, it is a good idea to test the cleaner in one of the corners of your TV screen before treating the ink stain.

January 8, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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