How to Remove Dried Ink Stains from Fabric

It can be very discouraging to find an ink stain on your fabric as ink is one of the most  difficult substance to clean up. The trouble can be double if  the ink stain has already dried as you will need to liquefy it before you would possibly be able to remove it. Fortunately, professional cleaners Collier’s Wood  are here to give you some free tips on how to remove dried ink stains from fabric, and here is their suggestion.

  1. Make a stack of several paper towels (5 to 8 is enough) and place it on a flat surface. Place the fabric on the surface as watching the ink stain to be on top of the stack of paper towels. If you can determine from which side of the fabric the ink stain is on, then make sure to place it face down on the paper towels.
  2. Dampen a sponge with cool water and blot at the stained area until no more ink transfers onto the sponge and paper towels. Constantly check the paper towels and replace them when get stained to prevent spreading the ink stain on clean areas of the fabric. Rinse the sponge frequently by the same reason you need to replace the paper towels.
  3. Let the garment air dry. Avoid using a hair dryer or any other heating tool to speed up the drying process, as it will set the stain.
  4. Repeat step 1 once the clothing has dried, then saturate the stain with hairspray.
  5. Press paper towels firmly on the stain to absorb as much of the ink as possible. Most of the stain should be gone by now.
  6. Spray laundry remover on the stain and let it sit for at least an hour. Then launder the fabric as usual.

This technique works well on fabric, but when ink stain occurs on your carpet, you will need another approach. Professional cleaners, such as cleaners Collier’s Wood, can give you a lot of useful tips, just call them and clean your carpet right away.

February 27, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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