I’ve been there. It’s a terrible feeling, especially if you’re unsure how to get the ink out. It could be a pen, marker, or even crayon, but the answer is the same: don’t panic. No matter what it is, there are ways to get the stains out.
Ink stains are especially difficult to remove because they often contain a water-repelling substance that doesn’t want to release itself from the fabric.
You can try a combination of methods until you find one that works best. Continue reading this guide to learn more.
Does Ink Stain Nylon?
Nylon is one of the toughest materials used in the fabric. It is resistant to dirt, oil, and water. However, ink can stain nylon. The stain may not be visible at first, but it will leave a mark on your clothing.
Can Ink Come Off Nylon?
Ink can come off nylon if you wash the fabric in cold water with a special detergent that contains enzymes that can break down smelly substances like ink stains on fabrics. You can also try using vinegar, milk, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide before washing them.
What Will Remove Ink from Fabric
If your garment has been stained by ink, you can use several methods to remove the stain. You can use bleach or special laundry detergents to remove the stain, or you can use baking soda in water with vinegar to remove the dye.
In all cases, you will need to clean the garment thoroughly before attempting any cleaning process.
Ink Stain Removal Basics
- Remove the ink stains as soon as you notice them.
- Dab and blot at the stain first
- Keep the stain isolated.
- Soak the ink-stained area only to avoid bleeding.
- Always note the type of ink stain you want to remove before removing it.
- It is a good idea to put the garment on top of a clean white towel first to avoid any color transfer.
- Test the stain remover in an inconspicuous area to avoid ruining your garment.
My 5 Favorite Ways to Get Ink Out of Nylon Fabric
There are a few different ways to remove the stain, but they’re all pretty easy to do.
#1. Using Vinegar and Cornstarch
Vinegar and cornstarch are two ingredients that help to remove ink from nylon fabric.
These two ingredients have been used for many years to remove ink from clothing and other fabrics. Both vinegar and cornstarch contain acidity, which can help to break down the fibers of the fabric. This process also helps to soften the fabric so that it can be easily washed out.
- Pour a cup of vinegar into a container.
- After this, add some cornstarch to the container and mix them together until they form a paste-like substance. Make sure there are no lumps of either substance in your mixture before proceeding with this step.
- Spray the fabric with the vinegar solution and let it sit for at least 10 minutes, but no more than 20 minutes, depending on how much ink you have on your fabric and how dirty it is.
- Rinse the fabric under cool running water until all traces of ink are gone
- Wash your garment as usual in warm water, using a chlorine-free detergent.
- Rinse thoroughly in cold water and allow to air dry completely before wearing again.
#2. Using Dish Soap
Dish soap is a good choice for removing ink from nylon fabric. The solution acts as a solvent and will help to get the ink off of your garment.
For best results, use cold and dish soap
- Simply soak your garment in warm water for at least 30 minutes before removing it from the wash.
- Then, use dish soap and wash it with your regular laundry detergent.
- Rinse the garment in cool water, then dry on low heat to prevent any remaining ink from setting back into the fabric fibers.
You can also try mixing 1 cup of white vinegar with 2 cups of warm water and applying it directly on the stained area. The vinegar will act as a spot remover for your nylon clothing. Once you have removed the ink stain, gently wash it with cold water and dry it thoroughly.
#3. Using Rubbing Alcohol and Laundry Detergent
Rubbing alcohol is a good choice for removing ink from nylon fabric. It won’t damage the fabric, but it does have an unpleasant odor.
Laundry detergent is also an effective way to remove ink stains. The detergent helps to break down oil, grease, and dirt in the fabric.
- Make a mixture of rubbing alcohol and vinegar.
Soak a white cotton ball or a soft cloth to apply the mixture in a circular motion to the stained area of the fabric. The more concentrated you are, the better it works.
- If the stain is not completely removed, repeat this process until there is no sign of ink left. It can take several applications to get rid of all traces of ink.
- Afterward, wash your garment with cold water to remove any residual rubbing alcohol or detergent left on the fabric by using hot water.
#4. Using Hairspray
Hairspray is a great way to remove ink from nylon. It will pull the ink out of the fabric, and then you can use another type of stain remover to clean it up.
- Spray the hairspray onto the affected area of your nylon clothing and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Then, blot it with a clean cloth or paper towel.
- Wipe off any excess hairspray with a clean cloth or paper towels that have been dampened with water before washing
#5. Using Bleach
Bleach is a powerful oxidizer that can remove ink from nylon fabric. The bleach must be diluted in water, so it won’t damage the fabric.
- Dilute the bleach with water until it’s about half the strength of standard laundry detergent.
- Pour the diluted bleach into a spray bottle and set aside for later use.
- Remove as much of the ink as possible by rubbing your fingers over the affected area of clothing or fabric until you feel some ink coming off on your skin (this is what makes this technique work).
- Dab your hands in the diluted bleach and rub it onto the area where you removed most of the ink (you should notice brown stains around your hands after you’re done).
- Let this sit for 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water and then drying.
The good news is that you can get ink out of nylon fabric with some of these methods. I’ve actually gotten ink out of my white cotton cloth with one of these methods as well. Just try them and see what works best for you.