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What are some tips for ink stain removal?

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To remove ink stains from washable fabrics such as cotton, acrylic, polyester, linen, and nylon, one should apply a light amount of hair spray on the stained fabric to loosen its fibers. Another tip is to soak the fabric in a mixture of white vinegar, dishwashing detergent, and warm water.

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Washing the garment after having soaked it in the solution for 30 minutes should clear the ink stain. If it persists, application of alcohol can be another approach. Apply alcohol on the stained part and wrap it with absorbent papers, such as serviettes. The absorbent papers soak up the stain. Remove the soaked papers and replace with new ones. If ink spills on a carpet, a simple homemade solution can remove the stains. Make a paste by mixing a little milk with cornstarch. Apply the paste on the ink stains and let it sit there until it dries up. One can then brush the dry residue ordinarily. Using a vacuum cleaner can help remove any remaining residue. Generally, a person should use alcohol sparingly on materials such as acrylic. To remove ink stains from surfaces such as ceramics, glass, tile, porcelain dishes, and vinyl wall coverings, the ordinary all-purpose spray is an ideal solution. If the stain does not clear, one can use a small amount of ammonia.

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