Stain Removal Tip
The use of hair spray or worse yet, alcohol, is a frequently cited home remedy for ink stains, and is one that firmly belongs in the unsafe, ‘old wives tales’ category. The big reason you want to avoid it (even if it’s worked for you in the past) is the risk of the alcohol ‘pulling color’, a condition which is impossible to reverse.
If you visit an internet website in search of some stain removal guidance, you will inevitably see the classic disclaimer: “: I am NOT responsible for any damage to your fabric after you use any of these tips. Use your own discretion when cleaning any garment. When in doubt take it to a Professional i.e.: dry cleaner!” The warning is there for a reason. Stain removal can be risky business, and ink is a particularly difficult stain.
The best stain removal tip we’ve seen on the web is ‘bring it in [to your drycleaner] promptly for treatment’. Fresh stains are much more likely to be removed safely.