ink stain

Ink stains

Ink stains

  • Ball pen ink stains can be removed rubbing it with ethyl alcohol.
  • Other ink stains can also be removed with hairspray. Apply the hairspray, let it sit for a few minutes and wash with soap and water.
  • A favorite one around here is to soak the ink stain overnight in milk. Wash the next day with soap and water and the stain will come out easily.
  • If the stain is very stubborn of it has been dry for a few days apply a solution of:
    • 1 part of glycerin, 1 part liquid soap and 8 parts water.
    • Apply the mixture tapping gently with a small brush.
    • DO NOT BRUSH the stain, just tap gently.
    • If the stain is on a non-washable fabric dry with a towel.
  • Fresh ink stains can be removed with salt and hot water and then use alcohol spirit.
  • The best way to remove old dry ink stains is with oxalic acid (VERY POISONOUS). Let it sit for a while until the stains become brown, then rinse with warm water. YOU MUST WEAR protection when working with this product.
  • For fine clothes wash the garment with milk and treat the rest of the stain with alcohol.
  • You can use lemon juice to bleach ink stains on white clothes. The remaining yellow spot that is left over from the ink stain can be removed with potassium oxalate.
  • Use a pinch of tartaric acid to remove ink stains from hands and clothes. The stain will become red but it will disappear completely when you wash it. Never use water before doing this treatment.

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