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How to Pretreat Ink Stains

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How to remove ink stains from your whites (with Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX®)

One
Blot
Use a cloth to blot from the edges of the stain to keep the stain from spreading.

Two
Rinse
Rinse to remove excess ink.

Three
Mix
Add 3 tablespoons of Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® to 1 gallon of cool water.

Four
Soak
Soak shirt for 5 minutes.

Five
Rinse

Six
Add
For High Efficiency (HE) machines, pour Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® into the bleach dispenser and fill to the maximum level. For standard washing machines, add ½ cup of Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® directly into the washing machine.

Seven
Wash
Use the recommended amount of detergent. Wash on the warmest setting.

Eight
Check
Check to make sure the stain is gone. If the stain is still present, repeat the process.

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