Place the ink-stained area of your linen face down on an absorbent cloth or several layers of paper toweling.
Spray the back of the stain with hairspray. Alternatively, blot the back of the stain with a quantity of denatured alcohol. Repeat until the stain has transferred itself to the towel.
Rinse your linen with water.
Pretreat your linen with a pretreating fluid or laundry detergent if any trace of ink remains. Wash your linen according to the care directions, using the warmest water it can stand.
Hold the stained area of your linen under cold running water to remove as much of the ink as possible. Allow the linen to dry.
Apply a dry cleaning solvent to the stain using a sponge or clean cloth. Allow the linen to dry once more.
Pretreat the stain using a pretreating fluid or laundry detergent. Rinse. Repeat as necessary.
Fill a basin with warm water, a small quantity of detergent, and 1 to 4 tbsp. of ammonia per quart of water. Soak the linen in the ammonia mixture for at least 30 minutes. Rinse.
Wash your linen according to the care directions, using the warmest water it can stand.
Things You Will Need
- Denatured alcohol
- Laundry detergent
- Pretreating Fluid
- Dry cleaning solvent
- Treating ink stains as quickly as possible will increase your chances of removing them.