Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Getting Ink Out of a Shirt
I looked in the back seat of my husband's car this past weekend. There sat his tuxedo shirt with a HUGE fresh ink stain. I asked him why this shirt was even in the car. He complained that the dry cleaners had wanted $15 to clean it, so he wasn't going to do that right now and threw it back in the car. I was curious as to how the ink stain got on it in the car. He had no idea, but he guessed a pen might have fallen out of his pocket (common happening for him) and leaked. He told me that was $60 down the drain.
I had seen a Pinterest pin on using rubbing alcohol to clean furniture. I know this works, because I have a velour footstool my dog rubs against. I put the alcohol on a clean rag and the dirt rubs right off of it. I have removed PAINT from a pair of his pants with the alcohol. I had gotten another smaller ink stain out of a patterned shirt of his--after rescuing it from the trash can. But...this stain was huge.
First I found a clean white washcloth I was willing to trash. I blotted up as much of the ink as I could. Then I started pouring the alcohol directly on the stain--which was about the size of a dollar coin. I blotted and rubbed as the stain started disappearing. I continued to pour alcohol and rub and blot for about an hour. But, the results in the picture above are the results. I wish I had taken the time to take a before picture as proof. But, you'll have to try this to believe it anyway.