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How To Remove Ink Stains From Fabric

Watch more Stains & Laundry videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Remove ink stains from fabric, if you dare, with these cleaning tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Treat it immediately Treat the stain immediately. Ink stains are almost impossible to get out once they've set in. Step 2: Make sure it's washable Make sure the item is washable. If not, take it to the dry cleaner. Step 3: Apply denatured alcohol Pour enough denatured alcohol to saturate the stain, and then gently press a cotton pad or a couple of cotton balls moistened with the alcohol on top of the spot. Tip Denatured alcohol, also called methylated spirit, is available at hardware stores. Step 4: Change the cotton As the cotton soaks up the ink, replace it with fresh, alcohol-moistened pads or cotton balls, repeating until they have picked up all the ink they can. Step 5: Flush the stain Flush the stain with the alcohol and then let it dry completely. Tip If the ink is water-based, like the ink from a felt-tip pen, alcohol may not remove the whole stain. Apply soapy water; then flush the stain with warm water before proceeding. Step 6: Salt it If any ink remains, gently rub some salt into it, and soak the stain in milk overnight. Step 7: Rinse it Rinse the area with cold water. Launder as usual. Did You Know? During the Revolutionary War, both sides sent messages in invisible ink, written between the lines of an innocent letter in regular ink, in case the enemy found them.
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