How to remove ink stains from clothes

Ink stains are pretty common. A leaking pen in your pocket, leaving a pen in your clothes when putting them in the washing machine or a badly coordinator movement of the wrist, all of these reasons may be causes for ink stains. In this article we show you how to remove ink stains from clothes

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How to remove small ink stains from clothes

Small ink stains are little lines of ink or a little spatter on your clothes. A leaking fountain-pen for instance is what we consider a large ink stain. Small ink stains are easily removed by dabbing the stain with either alcohol, white-spirit or turpentine. Usually you will not be able to remove the stain completely while doing this, but if you wash your clothes in the washing machine after treating the ink stain with either of those chemicals, the stain will be gone completely.

Large ink stains

If you have a stain that has deeply penetrated your clothes, you also need to follow the steps mentioned above. The difference here is that it is really important to remove as much of the stain as possible before putting it in the washing machine. If you leave too much ink, the ink will spread throughout the washing machine and it will ruin all of your clothes.

If you have an ink stain on white clothing,it is recommended to wash the stain using bleach.

Alternative ways to remove an ink stain

An alternative method is too dab the stain with buttermilk. Buttermilk will make your clothes whiter and may also remove the stain. For this method the exact same thing applies as mentioned above. Remove as much of the stain as possible before putting it in the washing machine.

Another commonly used method is to let your clothes soak in milk for a while. The milk will sort of draw the ink out of your clothes. In some cases this will do the trick.

Hopefully one of the above mentioned tips and tricks will help you. We wish you the best of luck.

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