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Removing Pesky Ink Stains
25″ height=”300″ />You’ve gotten a little overzealous with your Waternman fountain pens and made quite an inky mess. It was bound to happen eventually. Any luxury pen lover will spend his days covered in ink, mostly on his fingers. But what do you do when that ink settles in nicely on your hands or clothes? If you are suffering from inky hands, try washing them with shampoo instead of normal soap.
The tough problem to solve is ink on your clothes though. It’s best to clean the stain as quickly as possible, before the ink sets in. Take a wet towel and very gently blot the stain. If you press too hard, you will set the ink into the fibers. Then soak the stained section in cool water for about 5 minutes (not hot water!). Blot again afterward. If there is still ink left, spraysome hairspray which will release the ink from the fibers. More of a hair gel person? Try rubbing alcohol instead.
Repeat the process if necessary and then
treat the area with laundry detergent before washing the garment with cold water. When all else fails, you will need to purchase commercial ink stain remover.