How Do You Remove a Dried-in Ink Stain?

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Removing a dried ink stain is a simple process that only takes a few minutes, although the fabric needs some time to dry. In order to remove a dried ink stain from your fabric, you need several dry cloths, access to water and liquid laundry detergent.

  1. Get the stain damp

    Set one of your dry cloths down on the floor or the countertop where you are working. Lay the fabric with the ink stain on top of the clean cloth. Get another cloth and dampen it slightly. Use this moist cloth to blot the stains on your fabric so that the ink stains also become very damp. If your cloth starts to get dirty, replace it with another damp cloth.

  2. Apply detergent to the stain

    Pour a very small amount of the liquid detergent directly onto the damp stain. Make sure you have covered the whole stain with a thin layer of the detergent. Allow the fabric to sit undisturbed for about five minutes.

  3. Wash normally

    Using your washing machine and its standard settings, run your fabric through a single wash cycle. Use the regular amount of heat that you would if you were washing the fabric under regular circumstances.