How to Remove Ink Stains from Clothing
Unfortunately, pens leak. And when they do, the ink stains anything and everything it touches. There are so many faux remedies for removing stains from clothing but very few of them actually work. The good news is that ink stains can be removed from your leather and other clothing if treated properly. This means if you catch it in time and follow these steps before putting your clothes into the washer you might have a chance.
How To Remove Ink From Leather
Before you try to take on a leather stain you need to determine what type of leather is it first. There are a few different types of leather including suede, vinyl, pleather, faux, and smooth. If your garment is suede or smooth leather, you need to take it to a dry cleaner that specializes in cleaning leather. Those types of leather are often the most expensive and you don’t want to ruin your chances with it. Besides, dry cleaners are trained to get those types of stains out – they can help you.
If your garment is vinyl, pleather, or faux and you have an ink stain you can begin cleaning it with the following method:
Take isopropyl or rubbing alcohol, (works best for DIY removal of ink stains from leather), and begin by dampening a white cotton cloth or swab with the alcohol. You want to use a white cloth for this because a colored cloth can transfer its color to the leather. You don’t want to create an even bigger mess. It’s also important to know that the fresher the stain the easier it will be to remove it.
How To Remove Washable Marker Ink From Clothes
The term washable marker doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s washable. Some of these markers are more washable than others. And some, just aren’t washable at all. If you have children then you know what I’m talking about. They can be a pain. But with a little alcohol and elbow grease, you can get the ink stains from these washable markers out of your beloved clothing.
How To Remove Ballpoint Ink Stains From Clothes and Fabric
For people who have a home office, you probably have a ballpoint pen on hand. These can easily get thrown in the washer on accident and explode all over your clothing causing a huge mess. Don’t worry, we’ve been there too it happens. But how do you clean that nasty mess up?