How Does the Ink Smear Come Out?

You can see ink wherever you look. From the shopping list to labels, from photocopies to books, we can see ink wherever we use it to get our work done daily. When all this is taken into account, sometimes it becomes a matter of time that an ink stain occurs in a corner of your home or clothes.

These stains do not have to be permanent, even if they are caused by a pilot pen on your carpet or sofa. Using the right cleaning process, you can easily remove the ink stain from your household items.

Home Editing offers you a step-by-step ink removal guide that you can try at home.

Don't forget to try to remove a stain first in an invisible corner of your carpet or seat.

Why Does Ink Stain?

The ink is made using chemical materials, which are a bit more difficult to remove than other materials.

Ink can be in liquid or paste forms and contains the following materials:
  • -Pigment on
  • -Paint they
  • -Solvent on
  • -Lubricant materials

In fact, depending on whether it is water-based or oil-based, the ink may contain more chemicals than the list above.

Ink Types

There are four different types of ink that can create marks in your home.
  • -Powder
  • -Paste
  • -Aqueous
  • -Liquid

Inks used today are also divided into two different classes: writing inks and printer inks. While black ink is made with carbon black *, colored ink contains soy oil, flaxseed oil, and generally organic stains that leave stains.

When it comes to the types of spots, for example food, juice or grass spot, these spots are called organic spots and are somewhat easier to remove. Stains consisting of paints and inks are inorganic stains and are a little more difficult to clean.

But of course this does not mean that they will never be released! If you can act fast ...

It doesn't matter whether the stain is on fabric, leather, carpet or any other surface, the faster you act, the better. Since it is a little easier to remove wet ink stains, it is important to clean them as quickly as possible before the stain dries.

Ink Smear Types

There are different ink types that leave different types of smudges.
  • -Water-based ink
  • -Permanent ink
  • -Ballpoint pen ink

Each of the different types of stains above requires a different approach, so you need to make sure what type of stain is on the surface before any cleaning process.

Removing Water Based Ink Stains

The easiest to clean from the above types of stains are water-based ink stains. Both washable markers and t-shirt prints contain water-based ink. The vast majority of water-based ink types are environmentally friendly. There are different ways you can try according to the surface.

For example, if you want to clean the water-based ink on a fabric, place a towel or several towels on the bottom of the stain. Apply alcohol to the fabric using a piece of alcohol cotton and press it hard until the stain appears.

Removing Permanent Ink Smears

Dealing with permanent ink stains is not easy, but there are steps you can follow to reduce their impact. Keep in mind that some permanent ink types may stain behind them, but your results may vary depending on how fast you move.

First of all, if it is a fabric, you can start by applying an alcohol cotton ball again. Do not forget to rinse the fabric to get rid of alcohol after pressing it hard. If this ink stain removal technique does not work, you can try the same process using a nail polish remover or acetone.

Your success rate in this matter will change according to the size of the stain and how long the stain has been there. As soon as you notice the ink smear, you should try one of these techniques - the faster you are, the better!

Removing Ballpoint Pen Stains

Removing ink pen inks stains is a little easier than removing permanent ink stains. It consists of ink pigments and paints that make up the colors in ballpoint pens. The ink inside the ballpoint pens is usually denser, dries slower and does not form particles.

When it comes to removing stains of ballpoint inks, you should try rubbing them with alcohol cotton, as mentioned above. If this does not help remove the stain, shaving foam will be another option you can try according to the surface you are working on.