For removing ink stains from surfaces like countertops, rubbing alcohol works best. Acetone or fingernail polish remover also work well, but be careful to color test them to be sure they don’t remove more than just the ink. To remove ink stains from fabric, mix one tablespoon cream of tartar with a tablespoon lemon juice and a little bit of water. Pour onto the stain and let it sit before blotting up the ink. If the item is washable, you can also use the mixture to pretreat the stain and then just wash as usual. If you have lemon juice but no cream of tartar, you can also mix the lemon juice with a tablespoon of detergent. Alcohol based hair spray and shampoo will also help loosen stubborn ink stains as well as a mixture of 2 parts liquid dish soap to one part rubbing alcohol.
When red wine spills are still wet, two of the best options are baking soda or salt – both of which will absorb the majority of the liquid, leaving very little leftover stain. Club soda also helps prevent wine from setting into a stain. For dry stains, mix either 4 parts water with one part oxi granules or equal parts hydrogen peroxide and dish soap and pour over the stain. Let sit for 2-3 hours and then place a wet cloth over the stain and then blot with a dry absorbent towel. Continue to trade off until the stain has been absorbed. ChoiceCare Carpet Cleaning @ 912-354-3067.