Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

How can I get an ink stain of my clothes?

Answer Question
 
mommy_sam

Asked by mommy_sam at 6:30 AM on Jul. 16, 2010 in General Parenting

Level 17 (3,415 Credits)
Answers (7)
  • supposedly you spray it w/ hairspray & blot it up. Didn't work for me cuz hubby didn't tell me about the ink stain & by the time I saw it it'd been thru the dryer grrrrr they were a good pair of pants too!
    Nyx7

    Answer by Nyx7 at 6:32 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • If it's not been through the dryer, you can use hairspray - spray it, then take a toothbrush to it and scrub it. Rinse in cold water frequently. Then, take some powdered laundry detergent and scrub it in with the toothbrush also. (I found a circular motion works best, but one of the battery operated toothbrushes could probably work great for this, too.)

    Depending on the fabric and the color of the fabric and the color of the ink, how much is on it, etc, this is a good way to get it out. It just takes a LONG time and a LOT of elbow grease!

    good luck!
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 6:43 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Place the washable garment on a towel, stain-side down. Lightly dampen a cloth with rubbing alcohol (test an inconspicuous area of the garment first to make sure the fabric is alcohol-safe), and use this to dab the stain from the opposite side of the fabric -- just dab, don’t rub. Don’t dab from the stain side, which can push ink further into the fabric. Continue dabbing until no more ink comes off onto the dabbing cloth or towel beneath. (Move the towel frequently so that there is always a clean area under the stain to absorb the ink.)

    Apply stain pretreater or liquid laundry detergent directly to the remaining ink stain, let it set for a few minutes, then wash according to the garment’s care instructions. Air-dry.


    Never put any stained item into a dryer. The dryer’s heat makes any stain that remains more difficult to remove.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 7:24 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Carbona has a stain remover for that.
    happytexasCM

    Answer by happytexasCM at 9:47 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Spray a ton of hairspray on it and then blot with a paper towel. Then wash before wearing it.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:10 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Pay for the item next time. lol
    J/k the hairspray trick worked for me.
    3lilqts

    Answer by 3lilqts at 2:48 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • bump.
    3lilqts

    Answer by 3lilqts at 4:41 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN