Make Cleaning Up Ink Stains Easier With These Tips From Ink Genie
It’s bound to happen at least once. You change your printer or toner cartridge and drop it on yourself or your clothing. Before you start to panic about your favorite shirt being ruined forever, use our tips to get printer ink or toner out of your clothes and off your hands.
5 Steps to Remove Printer Ink & Toner from Clothes
Before you start working on your stained clothing, the first thing you need to do is determine your garment’s fiber content. Look at the tag of your shirt, and be sure to follow any specific instructions there first. If you plan on using chemicals to clean your clothes, make sure you test a small spot first to see how the clothing reacts.
Step 1: Dab the stain with a clean, damp cloth, sponge, or paper towel. Continue to rinse the cloth and keep dabbing until no more ink will lift out of the affected stain.
Step 2: Let what is remaining from the stain air dry completely.
Step 3: Spray the stain with hairspray or alcohol (after testing an inconspicuous area first).
Step 4: Press the stained fabric firmly between two paper towels. The goal is to force the stain out of the shirt and onto the two paper towels.
Step 5: Repeat the previous step while rotating the paper towels to clean areas or by using fresh ones. When the stain is completely lifted using these techniques, you can spot wash it with dish soap or cleaning spray before washing.
If the stain had time to set into your clothing before you had time to clean it, you might need to try a more heavy-duty technique. Using a bit of laundry detergent and a toothbrush, you can try to lift the stain out of the shirt slowly. Get it as clean as you can before washing the garment as instructed on the care label.
How to Get Printer Ink off Your Hands
Once your clothes are clean, you might notice your hands are not. You don’t want to risk transferring any additional ink onto your clothing, so it’s best to get your hands clean as soon as possible.
Pour a little rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner onto your hands and rub them together until the ink stain starts to wash away. If you need to, repeat the process until your hands are clean and then wash them normally with soap and water. Rubbing alcohol can dry your hands out, so it’s best to follow up with lotion when your hands are clean and dry.
After everything is finally cleaned, you might realize it’s time for a replacement ink cartridge or toner cartridge. Trust Ink Genie for genuine, OEM ink and toner cartridges for a huge variety of printer models and brands.
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Disclaimer: The above information is for the general education and knowledge of our readers. It is not designed to be, and should not be used as, the sole source of information when removing ink stains. Ink Genie is not responsible for any damage to clothing, textiles, fabrics or your skin if you follow the suggestions outlined in this blog post.