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How To Get Ink Off Of Your Couch

Posted on October 13, 2022

Whether you have young kids in your Tujunga home, a leaky marker, or were just a little messy when doing an art project, you’ve gotten ink on your upholstery. Don’t panic because there are ways to deal with this mess.

1. Rubbing alcohol

First, try dabbing a bit of rubbing alcohol onto the dirty upholstery. Alcohol solutions are great for cleaning up any kind of ink stain due to the way they chemically react with ink.

2. Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a great all-purpose cleaner and an effective way to get ink stains out of upholstery. Be careful because it is a bleaching agent. Try to test a small amount of it first before using it.

3. Hand sanitizer

It turns out that hand sanitizer isn’t just good for cleaning your hands. Sanitizer tends to have a bit of alcohol in it, so if you don’t own any rubbing alcohol, this makes a good alternative.

4. Enzyme cleaners

There are some enzyme cleaners out there that are made to fight ink stains. Make sure these also react well with whatever material your upholstery is made of before you use them.

5. Nail polish remover

Nail polish remover is another alcohol-based cleaner that can be used to clean up more than is advertised. If you have any nail polish remover, try it out on your ink stains.

6. Penetrating oil

Penetrating oils, like WD-40, are full of chemicals that work in many applications. You can even use these products to clean stains in some circumstances.

7. White vinegar

If you plan to use white vinegar, dilute it in a 1:1 ratio of water first. Make sure to do some testing, as vinegar can be harsh on some surfaces. Hopefully, it’s only tough on the stain and not the upholstery.

8. Lemon juice

The acidity of lemon juice makes it a great cleaning agent. That’s why you see it come up on so many cleaning products.

9. Dish liquid

Dish liquid is an effective mild cleaner if your Tujunga home’s upholstery is fragile. It’s a good thing to try out on marker stains if you need to be gentle.

10. Hair spray

Believe it or not, hair spray has alcohol in it that can make it great at eliminating ink stains. It’s not just a styling product, but it might actually be able to clean things in your Tujunga home.

11. Toothpaste

This is another product that most people don’t think about when cleaning. Toothpaste can actually be great at eliminating both ink and graphite stains.

12. Baking soda

Baking soda can absorb things well. All you need to do is sprinkle the baking soda on the stain, let it sit for a while, and then vacuum everything away. After you’re done, the baking soda may have helped absorb some of the ink stains.

13. Professional

A professional Tujunga upholstery cleaner can steam clean your upholstery and help remove tough stains. Steam cleaning is fantastic at eliminating the causes of messes lying deep within fibers, dislodging them, and bringing them to the surface where they can be vacuumed. It’s the most effective way to clean your Tujunga home’s upholstery, so call now.

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