How to Remove Ink Stains

Removing ink stains can be easy.Coming home from work or school, you sit down with a pen in your pocket and before you know it, a stain is left. Ballpoint pens, especially blue, are common stain makers but as you will discover with this upholstery cleaning tip, they too come out. The key however, is to be patient and persistent, as these can be stubborn. Just make sure you only blot. Rubbing could cause the the affected area to worsen. You have a number of options such as:

* Spray hairspray onto a clean, white towel and then dab at the affected area, followed by blotting with a clean, dry towel * Treat a clean, white towel with isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Again, blot, followed by a dry towel * Again, with a clean, white towel, apply nail polish remover or acetone. Blot from the outside edges toward the center * Using a clean, white towel, use spirits of turpentine, blotting as with the other treatment options * Commercial products that work well on ink include Carbona or Afta. With both, you would use a clean, white towel, dabbing the affected area.

With furniture, upholstery is just one aspect but an important one. Think about all the times people have eaten on the sofa, dropping bits of food or drink that leave stains. Then you have the dirty feet, dirty clothing, and just everyday wear and tear that can leave upholstery looking dirty and drab. As you are about to discover, getting those out does not have to be painful.

The most important thing to remember when cleaning upholstery is to consider the fabric. If you are unsure, you can check with the manufacturer’s information. Then, before you start in cleaning, we recommend you work first on an inconspicuous area to ensure no discoloration or damage is done.

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