If you are among those that use printers, you’re probably aware of some of the cons that come with it. Such as staining your shirt or clothes while trying to change printer cartridges Other than the incident being extremely frustrating, it can cause us to panic. In this article, we have written the top tips on how to get printer ink and toner stains out of your clothes.
Before panicking, start by checking the clothing label or tag to check the necessary instructions on how to care for the garment. The Label should also help you determine the type of fabric or material your garment is made of. Also, if it’s not your shirt and you got the ink on your hands, read how to clean ink off your hands.
It is essential that you test the efficiency of the chemical you choose to use first. You can do this by testing the chemical on an inconspicuous part of the garment. Now, let us take a look at a few tips on how to remove those annoying ink and toner stains..
Quick Tips: How to get Ink out of clothes
- Start off by dabbing the ink stain with a damp cloth or sponge. Ensure that the cloth or sponge is clean to avoid worsening the stain. After you’ve removed as much ink as possible, let it air dry.
- You can either use Hairspray or alcohol on the stain, depending on the material/fabric of the garment.
- Place the stained part of the fabric between two dry paper towels.
- Blot the back side of the stained fabric to help force the stain into the paper towel.
- Keep pressing the paper towel to force the stain onto the other paper towel. While you’re doing this, ensure that you keep changing the parts of the paper towel so that you only use clean segments.
Quick Tips: How to get toner out off clothes
- Most, if not all, often instinctively react by trying to rub the toner off the clothing. Avoid rubbing it in as this will only make it worse and harder to remove.
- Quickly vacuum the affected area before shaking the toner off the garment.
- Using a soft bristled brush or a dry towel ( one that you don’t mind staining), brush the remaining toner off the clothing.
- Find an absorbent piece of clothing that you don’t mind staining. With the fabric in hand, dampen it with some alcohol before blotting it on the affected area.
- Using a hairspray, spray the affected area. Then place two dry towels on both sides of the stained part of the garment.
- Throw the clothing in the washing machine and wash it with cold water. Once you’ve washed it, check if the stain is completely removed before throwing it in the dryer.
- There are instances when people realize that they stained their shirt or clothing too late. This doesn’t mean that your garment is permanently damaged. Let us take a look at how to remove ink or toner stains that have already set in.
- Dampen the stained area with some liquid laundry.
- Then gently scrub the stained area by using an old toothbrush with soft bristles.
- If there is no progress, then make a mixture that consists of part water and part bleach. Pour it on the stained area before brushing it again. Quickly throw it in the washing machine.
- If your garment is likely to fade from using bleach, then refrain from using bleach. Bleach may also damage your clothes depending on its type of fabric and material. Check the label before using the mixture on the stained area.
- Instead of throwing it in the dryer, hang dry it or lay it flat to dry.
If you believe that your printer is spilling a lot of ink, you should check out for printer repair services to get it fixed. If you have tried any of the above methods, do share your experience with us :).