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Removing ink stains from whites and colors

Ink can be one of the most challenging stains to get out of clothes and fabrics, but don’t worry — Clorox is here to help. Whether it is a new stain or a dried, set-in stain, follow the steps below to remove tough stains like ink from both colored and white clothing.

One
Pre-Treat

For both colored and white clothing, pour Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster directly onto the ink-stained area and let it sit for 5–10 minutes, making sure not to let it dry. The stain should begin to disappear immediately and the majority of the stain will be gone in the first few minutes.

For larger stains or stains that cover an entire piece of clothing or fabric, soak the ink-stained areas in 1 quart of water mixed with 1 full cup of Clorox 2® for up to 60 minutes. Stains will begin to disappear for both new and set-in stains.

Two
Rub
If the stain is particularly tough to remove, try gently rubbing the stained area with Clorox 2® formula on it.

Three
Wash

For colored clothing and fabrics, set your washer to the hottest recommended water setting and add both detergent and Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster into the laundry basin or detergent dispensing tray. Clorox 2® helps remove stains and odors through the wash while making both colored and white clothing brighter and cleaner. Always be sure to follow the instructions on your garment’s care label.

For white clothing and fabrics, set your washer to the hottest recommended water setting and add both detergent and Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX®. Always be sure to follow the instructions on your garment’s care label.

Carefully inspect to confirm the stain is gone before machine drying.

Removing ink from surfaces

One
Pre-Wash
Pre-wash surface.
Two
Wipe
Wipe area with a solution of ½ cup of Clorox® Regular-Bleach2 per gallon of water. Wait 5 minutes.
Three
Rinse
Rinse well and air-dry.

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