How to remove ink from a fabric sofa arm?

  10 answers
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 16, 2021

    Hi! I have always used hair spray to remove ink from my scrubs and lab coats. The trick is to keep blotting it, as you remove it. Don't rub! I have always used the cheapest hair spray I could find for this. Some people swear by alcohol dabbed on and blotted, but I had the best luck with hair spray! Good luck!

  • William William on Apr 16, 2021

    I agree with hair spray. Used it on shirt pockets when ink drips from pens.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 16, 2021

    The first thing you should check before starting the cleaning process is the manufacturer tag, which provides handling instructions and the cleaners that are safe to use on the specific fabric.

    Those couches with a “W” label require a water-based solution, while those with an “S” need a solvent-based cleaner. Sofas bearing an “X” need a professional dry cleaner to remove stains and should only be treated by vacuuming or brushing.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 16, 2021

    Hello. Great question. Heres a link that might be helpful.

    Please come back and tell us what method worked. I have some -old -ink stains inba fabric purse lining.

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 16, 2021

    Hello, hope this helps you out,

  • Janice Janice on Apr 16, 2021

    Rubbing alcohol may work, but it truly depends on the fabric. Use a soft white cloth to apply the alchol and dab at the ink rather gently. As you dab you may see the ink transfer from the upholstered piece to your cloth. Keep changing the area of the cloth with alcohol on it to the ink spot area so you don't spread the ink around but transfer it to the alcohol-soaked cloth. Hope this helps and Good luck!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 16, 2021

    Of course check the manufacturer's tag first.

    Generally speaking, spritz the area with an oil-free hair spray, then blot and keep on blotting until the stain is gone. It will initially spread, but keep on blotting until it is removed.

  • Hairspray usually works, but test it in an inconspicuous spot first.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 17, 2021

    Regarding the hair spray tip, use the 'old fashioned' type of hair spray in a spray can, not the newer gel type in a pump container. If you are concerned about over-spraying the spot, spray on to a piece of plastic wrap or plastic lid first, then saturate a small brush with the spray and add to the stain.