Remove Stamp Pad Ink Stains

Whether an office mishap or a crafting project gone awry, you may just find yourself the need to remove stamp pad ink stains. The ink from stamp pads has a way of finding its way onto clothing, your skin, table linens, table surfaces, and unfortunately even on your upholstered furniture and carpets. Luckily, if you treat the stains swiftly, using the right cleaning tools, you’ll be able to remove all traces of the ink. Even if you have been using vivid red ink!

 

Remove Stamp Pad Ink Stains

Kids love art projects, and a stamp pad with a selection of fun stamps can provide them with hours of fun. Unfortunately it can also provide them with the perfect ingredients for a mess. The mess may not always be isolated to their hands and face; it may extend onto their clothing, your linen, your sofa, and sometimes even onto your kitchen cabinets. With just a few cleaning essentials you’ll be able to easily remove stamp pad ink stains before they become a permanent and unsightly fixture in your home.

Remove Stamp Pad Ink Stains From Skin

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Soft bristled brush
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton swabs

You may need a little bit of elbow grease to remove stamp pad ink stains from hands or arms. A wash with regular soap might be effective if the stain is fresh, but if it has dried then you may need to break out stronger cleaning methods.

  1. With cool water, apply a generous amount of liquid dish detergent to the skin.
  2. Scrub gently with the soft-bristled brush, nothing harder than a toothbrush or you risk hurting the ink-stained individual.
  3. Rinse clean and observe the stain. If the stain is still present then a bit of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab might just do the trick.

Rubbing alcohol might sting if there are any minor cuts or scrapes, so take care before using it to remove stamp pad ink stains.

Remove Stamp Pad Ink Stains From Clothing

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Clean white absorbent towel
  • Clean sponge
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • White vinegar
  • Clean plastic squeeze bottle

Ink stains on clothing can be irritating, and if not treated swiftly can also leave you with a permanent problem that ruins your favorite t-shirt or blouse. With a few cleaning essentials, you’ll get the stains lifted in no time at all.

  1. Create a cleaning solution of one cup white vinegar and one teaspoon of liquid dish detergent, and pour it into the plastic squeeze bottle. This cleaning solution can be used for a variety of other stain removal purposes, so it would be a great tool to have on hand.
  2. Place the stained garment onto a white absorbent towel, on a flat surface, and saturate the stain with the cleaning solution.
  3. Blot at it with the clean sponge and allow it to work into the fibers of the garment for up to ten minutes.
  4. Rinse thoroughly and observe the stain. If the stain has been removed, you can launder the garment as per the care instructions on the tag.

If the stain is still lingering, then consider using a bit of rubbing alcohol on a clean sponge or a cotton swab. Ammonia can also be very effective at removing ink stains, but be sure not to use ammonia on wool.

Remove Stamp Pad Ink Stains From Table Linen

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Clean sponge
  • Hairspray
  • Oxygen bleach

Save your table linens, and the surfaces of your table, from an unsightly permanent stain with a simple stain removal method that can be used on both the table and the stained linens.

  1. Place the stained table linens into a sink filled with cool water and a scoop of oxygen bleach.
  2. Allow the stained linens to soak for up to thirty minutes.
  3. Rinse clean and observe the stain.
  4. If the stain is proving difficult to remove, then you should spray a bit of hairspray onto it and blot at it with a clean sponge.
  5. This same step can be used to effectively remove stamp pad ink stains from your table surface, and any other hard surfaces around your home.
  6. Rinse with clean water and launder the linen as per the care instructions on the label.

Remember that a bit of rubbing alcohol can also prove to be very useful in removing these types of stains. Just be sure to use small amounts when you are treating surfaces like wooden tables or cabinets that may have a delicate finish on them.

Remove Stamp Pad Ink Stains From Carpets

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Clean white absorbent towel
  • Clean sponge
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • White vinegar
  • Clean plastic squeeze bottle

Save your carpets from an unsightly ink stain with just a few household cleaning basics. The same cleaning solution created for cleaning stains from your clothing can be used very easily on stained carpets.

  1. Create a cleaning solution of one cup white vinegar and one teaspoon of liquid dish detergent, and pour it into the plastic squeeze bottle.
  2. Saturate the stain with the cleaning solution and blot at it with the clean sponge.
  3. Place a white absorbent towel onto the soaked stain and press firmly to lift up the stain.
  4. Repeat the cleaning solution, blotting, and towel soaking as many times as is needed until the stain has been thoroughly lifted out from the carpet.
  5. Use another clean sponge and clean water to remove any suds from the carpet.
  6. Press another white absorbent towel down on the damp spot to remove any excess moisture from the carpet.

A bit of rubbing alcohol or even  a dab of ammonia can also be very effective to remove stamp pad ink stains from your carpets. Just be sure to do a colorfast test so that you aren’t risking an accidental stain or damage to the carpets.