Things You Will Need
- Dry-cleaning solvent
- Rubbing alcohol
Since ties are typically worn during times of business when the pen is a common tool, it is not unusual for ink to come into contact with the tie. Ink is a difficult stain to remove from a tie.
It is best to remove the ink as soon as possible. No matter what the material of the tie is, removal is the same unless the tie in question is silk.
- Lay the tie on the flat surface. Keep the ink facing the ceiling and place a towel directly under the area of the tie with the ink on it.
- Add several drops of dry-cleaning solvent to a clean cloth and blot the tie until the ink stops bleeding.
- Hold the tie under cool, running water for several seconds to wash off the excess ink and dry-cleaning solvent.
- Lay the tie on a flat surface and pat the ink stain with a cloth dampened in rubbing alcohol. Continue patting for several seconds.
- Allow the tie to air-dry. Launder as you normally would.
According to Tie-A-Tie, you should not attempt to remove ink from silk ties; instead, consult your local dry-cleaner.