Removing Ink Stains from Clothes

To remove an ink stain from clothing, use either rubbing alcohol or hairspray.  I’ve had excellent results with both (and it’s a good use for that old, clogged-up bottle of hairspray). As with any chemical, test it on an inconspicuous spot before liberally adorning the front of your favorite shirt with it. (I’ve never had any problems, but it’s always a good idea to test it anyway!)

If you use hairspray, wash the garment before wearing it, so you don’t have an unsightly blotch of hairspray. With rubbing alcohol, you probably won’t have to put the garment in the laundry — just put it back on and continue with whatever you were doing!

This concludes today’s stain lesson. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

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About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Textiles & Apparel and Fashion Merchandising from Lipscomb University, and I am currently pursuing my M.S. in Historic/Cultural Dress and Textiles at the University of Georgia. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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