Non-washable fabrics such as acetate, burlap, carpet, wool, silk, fiberglass and rayon require more effort because they aren't as easily laundered. You can remove ink stains from these fabrics, however, if you use the right technique.
My husband and I had just purchased a brand new set of office furniture for our business. I got up one morning and went to my office, and when I walked over to my desk, I noticed about 10-12 small ink droplets right where I sit. I have no idea how they got there, but I looked up on the internet how to remove ink stains from wood and read about hairspray. Then I remembered that I had previously been told that hairspray would remove ink off of clothing, so I went and got a Q-tip and hairspray, sprayed some on the Q-tip and lightly rubbed the ink stains. They came off like a charm; no smearing, smudging or anything. I wiped the desk off with a Kleenex right after I applied the hairspray and it has left no residue of ink or hairspray. Thanks for the reminder!
Washable fabrics, such as cotton, linen, nylon, spandex and polyester are some of the most commonly ink-stained materials. Because these items are worn daily and some are more fragile than others, take proper measures to avoid causing unnecessary damage while removing an ink stain.
Removing ink stains can be a real challenge. But Julie Edelman, The Accidental Housewife, knows how to do it. Watch as she shares her secret for removing ink stains.