1. What should I do if I accidentally get pen ink on my couch?
If you accidentally get pen ink on your couch, don’t panic. Acting quickly can help minimize the stain.
First, gently blot the stained area with a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb any excess ink. Avoid rubbing, as it may cause the ink to spread further.
Then, mix a solution of one part dish soap or laundry detergent with two parts warm water. Dampen a clean cloth with the mixture and blot the ink stain gently. Continue blotting until the stain starts to fade.
Finally, rinse the area with a clean cloth dampened with plain water and blot dry with a new cloth. Repeat the process if necessary. Remember to always test the cleaning solution on a hidden area of the couch first to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage.
2. Can hairspray remove pen stains from a couch?
Yes, hairspray can be an effective solution for removing pen stains from a couch.
Spray a small amount of hairspray directly onto the ink stain, making sure not to oversaturate the area. Then, gently blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel. The alcohol content in the hairspray helps break down the ink and lifts it from the fabric. Continue blotting until the stain fades.
Afterward, rinse the area with plain water and blot dry with a clean cloth. Remember to test the hairspray on a hidden part of the couch to ensure it doesn’t cause any color fading or damage.