A thing experienced by most of us is unpleasant ball pen ink stain on our clothes. It happens because we by mistake place an uncapped pen in our pocket or wipe our garment over a page of ink that was not dry yet or any other reasons. Although these stains are usually minute but can definitely ruin the appearance of an entire clothing piece. It becomes all the more distressing if the dresses are a limited edition ones or very expensive. So removing the stain is a must and the only option to safeguard our dresses. These stains are a bit hard to remove in normal laundry wash, and a tedious job too.
We thought of covering this topic for our readers who tend to just bury their wishes to wear these limited edition, highly expensive or otherwise fashion clothings as they feel it is impossible to wipe-off these ink stains. The first thing to do after you see a ink stain on your clothing is relax and hurry-up in removing the stains. There are some household remedies that will help you get rid of these undesired ink stains. Make sure you do not toss the garment to your laundry directly without trying to remove the stain first as it may make the ink drier and harder to remove.
Today, we will share with you some of the tricks that you can try to remove ink stains from your clothes with some of the household items that are usually available in everyone’s house. Let’s have a look at them
Most of the hairspray’s have alcohol in it. So, find one with high alcohol content and answer all your ink stain problems firmly. All you need to do is target the stained area with the hairspray and wipe the stained area with another clean towel or other cotton cloth until the stain has gone. Wash the cloth normally and see the difference.
If you are lucky enough to spot the stain before it dries, try to remove it then and there with the help of a pinch of salt. Cover the stained area completely with salt, dab it gently with a clean cloth and then brush off the salt. Repeat it until the stain is completely vanished.
3. Vinegar and Cornstarch
The process to use vinegar and can is pretty simple. Wet the stained area completely with vinegar. Then put a little bit of cornstarch over it. This will create a paste over the stain, leave it to dry and then wash the cloth. You will notice that the ink stain has slowly started to disappear.
Soak the stained area in milk overnight and next day, launder the clothes with regular laundry soap. The stain will almost disappear from it’s place. Try another method of this doesn’t work well in your case.
5. Nail Polish Remover
The last resort to remove stain is to apply acetone nail polish remover. This may damage your cloth, so be careful while applying it. For safer side, apply the nail polish remover on a similar cloth and then try it on the stained area. Then moisten a cotton ball with nail polish remover and blot the stain. Repeat the process until the stain vanishes.
These were some of the easy and cheapest way to remove ink stains from your favourite dresses at home. Hope you try them out to save your garments from losing it’s beautiful appearance because of the unpleasant ink stain. We recommend that you once consult a garment expert before trying any of these home based remedies.