Table of contents
1 | What you'll need
2 | How it's done
3 | Expert Tips
4 | That was easy!

Who hasn't fallen victim to an ink stain or two, needing to remove it from their cotton? It's the worst, because you know it will likely leave a blotchy stain. If you're like me, you've tried to get an ink stain out before and just made it worse. After ruining my last shirt I did some research and realized removing ink stains is a breeze! Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface or produce an image - not stain your clothes. There are many different types of inks out there, but below are tips that will help you remove any inky pen stains:
1 | What you'll need

  • Baking Soda
  • Toothpaste
  • White Paper Towel
  • Cotton Ball
  • Liquid Detergent
2 | How it's done

Place a clean white paper towel directly under the stain on the cloth.
Apply either baking soda or toothpaste on the stain and allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
Add the liquid detergent on a cotton ball and dab the stain from the top. If you can see the stain spreading out into the paper towel under the cloth, you are doing it right.
Repeat the dabbing of detergent as many times as needed to get the stain out of the cloth.
When you are satisfied with the results run your clothing through the wash like normal.

3 | Expert tips image

Always try the stain removal method on a hidden area of the fabric in case colors run or lighten.

If you're trying to get an ink stain out of clothing, always air dry until you can be sure the stain is completely gone. Tossing it into the dryer can make the stain set, and you'll never get it out.

For tips on permanent ink stains click here.

4 | That was Easy

Most households have the items necessary to remove stubborn ink stains. If you don't, they can easily be found at any marketplace. Follow these tips and your clothes are bound to look as good as new!

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