Remove Ink on Dry Clean-Only Clothes

Views: 10874 | Last Update: 2009-02-18
When removing ink from dry clean-only clothes, wet the area with a sponge, and douse the fabric with hairspray or apply rubbing alcohol using a cotton ball. Work out an ink stain without ruining the fabric with help from a professional house cleaner in... View Video Transcript

About this Author

Rachel Yatuzis

Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to show you how to remove ink from your dry clean only clothes. I'm going to make a mark on this silk shirt, and this is what you do. You want to try to keep the ink wet. It's going to make it easier to remove the stain. So, want to grab a sponge. Just try to keep it wet until you can get to it to take care of it. Next, hairspray is what's really going to work well. Normally, on fabric you want to really douse the hairspray, you'll really douse the fabric with hairspray, but on dry clean only you want to use as little as possible since it's dry clean only. So, just spray a little bit on there; really rub it in, and you know, pat it dry a little bit. Repeat this process two, three, four times; however long it takes until you stop...Well, not until the the stain disappears, but until it fades a whole lot. If that doesn't work you can try somethin' else. If you still see, you know, a large amount of ink on your shirt still and it doesn't look like the hairspray's workin' as well as you think grab a cotton ball or a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol. Apply this to the stain; work it in really well, and do all of this as much as you can. Repeat it. Don't tear up the material. Don't repeat it too many times cause' you may ruin the material, but then take it straight to the dry cleaner's as soon as you can. The clue is, you know, keep it wet, use a little bit of hairspray to try to work the stain out. If that doesn't work use rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball or a Q-tip, work it into the stain, and this should get rid of the ink stain. Ink stains are a pain, but it is possible to get em' out. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that is how you remove an ink stain from dry clean only clothes.