An ink stain can occur on any surface you could possibly imagine. Tables, carpets, walls, clothes and even computer monitors could be affected by some nasty ink stain. Fortunately, with a bit of effort and a few cleaning tricks, most ink stains can be successfully removed.
- Examine the stained area and evaluate the damage. Treating an ink stain immediately is always the best, according to cleaners Romford.
- Purchase a good commercial stain remover, such as Amodex, Magic Carpet Cleaner or Dye-Gone, from your local grocery or hardware store. Always apply a commercial cleaner according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- If you want to save some money by using a home remedy, try one of these: use acetone to remove ink stains on upholstery that cannot be laundered. The acetone will dissolve and remove the ink. However, before treating the ink stain with acetone, test the upholstery in a hidden spot for discolouration, and etc. To remove ink stains from white fabrics, rub a paste of lemon juice and salt into the affected area. Take the fabric outside and leave it in sun so the paste to dry completely, then wash the garment. To get rid of ink on coloured fabrics, soak the garment in milk overnight and then launder it as usual.
- Remove ink on walls and tables with whitening toothpaste. Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste on soft cloth and rub it into the ink stain. Wipe with paper towels and repeat until the stain is gone.
- Act with caution when removing ink stains on computer screens. Use baby wipes or spray cleaner that doesn't contain ammonia, as recommended by cleaners Roehampton. A cotton ball dampened with acetone could also do the work.