How To Get Ink Out of Clothes
Accidentally getting ink on your clothes can feel like a disaster! But there might still be hope. Here are a few tips you can try to remove ink from your clothing:
1. Rubbing alcohol
Rubbing alcohol or other alcohol-based cleaners are effective at removing ink stains. Dilute the rubbing alcohol with a few drops of water, then use a clean cloth to apply it. Blot the stain and repeat until the ink has lifted.
2. Lemon juice
The acidic quality of lemon juice can help to lift away ink stains. Simply mix one part lemon juice with one part water and apply the mixture onto the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing out the lemon juice.
3. Hair spray
Surprisingly, hairspray is another common way to get ink out of clothing. Spray the stain with hairspray and blot with a clean cloth. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then rinse off with a damp cloth.
4. Nail polish remover
Nail polish remover is another quick fix for ink stains. Apply a few drops of the remover to the stain with a clean cloth, and blot gently. Keep repeating until the stain is removed. Be sure to use a non-acetone remover to avoid fading your fabric.
5. Dish soap
If you don’t have any cleaners available, dish soap is an effective solution to get ink out of clothes. Create a mixture of warm water and liquid dish soap, and rub the mixture onto the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before washing as normal.
For best results, try to remove the ink stain as soon as you notice it. If the stain has been set-in, you may have to repeat the steps several times before it’s fully removed. If all else fails, take it to the dry cleaners and they may be able to help.