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Quick Tips for Removing Ink from Clothes.

Unlike blood stains, the process to remove ink stains is unfortunately longer and more complicated. BUT, we at WnJ Services say that it is NOT impossible. Here are some important steps and tips about removing ink from clothes. You can use rubbing alcohol from the pharmacy to take out ink stains, as long as they have not set. The alcohol neutralizes the pigment in the ink so it disappears.

Things You'll Need

  • Cotton swabs
  • Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol


Hairspray will dissolve ink right away then wash out later (air dry to be sure it's out before drying with heat which would set it in). If that doesn't work, try the following:

  1. When the ink stain has just happened, immediately blot the ink to remove the wet spot, then pre-wash.
  2. Dip a clean cotton swab into rubbing alcohol.
  3. Dab at the ink mark with the cotton swab.
  4. Repeat this each time with a second step with a fresh cotton swab, as many times as needed.
  5. Dip another fresh cotton swab into cold water and dab the area to remove the alcohol from the fabric.
  6. Allow the area to dry.
  7. Most small ink stains on clothing or materials will be removed by simply applying hair spray on the stain. This will cause the ink to dissolve and it then it might be easily blotted out of the material. Soak and wash.


  • Always blot rather than rub.
  • For whites, dip a cotton swab lightly in bleach, and lightly dab the ink or other spots. Wash. Make sure the cotton swab is barely wet, do not make it very wet.

This article was adapted from www.wikihow.com/Remove-Ink-from-Clothes.



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