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How to remove ink stains from clothes?

Writing is a passion, an art, a job. A pen speaks more than anyone. It glides on the paper and makes words tangible. But every job or art comes with its consequences. 

Ink stains can make even the best clothes look ordinary and make even the most dapper gentleman look like an overwhelmed clerk.

The trouble with ink stains is they need to be removed as soon as they are seen, as ink stains that are even a few days old can leave traces behind. Therefore the sooner you see an ink stain and get on removing it, the better.

Things you’ll need remove ink stains:

  1. Salt
  2. Wet paper towel
  3. Toothpaste
  4. Milk
  5. A bucket or tub
  6. WD-40
  7. Stain remover/heavy-duty detergent

Solution 1:

solution 1 (1)

Put approximately 500ml to 1 liter of milk in a tub or bucket, whatever you have at your disposal. Soak the stained cloth overnight in the tub. 

Do laundry, as per usual, the next day. This may help remove ink stains from the afflicted clothes. 

Solution 2:

solution 2 (1)

Put some salt on the ink stain while it’s still wet, or pour a few drops of water on it if it’s dried. Dab at it with paper towels. Pour salt on it, let it absorb, run gently.  

Repeat till ink stain has gone.

Solution 3:

remove ink stains using WD40

If the stains are set in or have been present for a while, try this solution for a deep-clean.

Spray WD-40 on the stain and behind the fabric as well.

Wait approximately five minutes for WD-40 to break down the oil in ink.

Do your laundry, as usual; the stain should come off. 

Tip: Please be vary in the material of your clothing as results can vary. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing too hard so as not to damage the fabric. 

 

Disclaimer

The uses shown and described for WD-40 Multi-Use Product were provided to WD-40 Company by the users themselves. These uses haven’t been tested by WD-40 Company and do not constitute a recommendation of suggestion for use by WD-40 Company. Common sense should be exercised whenever using WD-40 Company products. Always follow the instructions and take heed of any warnings printed on the packaging.

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