Battling Ink Stains

Q: We’ve been having problems getting ink stains out of garments. Some products work on some fabrics, but if you use them on different fabrics they can pull color. Is there any product or process that is safe for all fabrics?

A: Various stain removal products and procedures can be used for successful removal of ink stains. In most cases, ink stains can be removed using volatile dry solvent and oily type paint remover. These products should be applied to the stain over a towel, and the stain should be blotted with a clean towel. Repeat this process until the stain stops bleeding.