How to Get Ink Out of Satin

By Constance Barker

Ink stains are one of the most stubborn stains to remove from fabric. And getting ink on delicate materials such as silk or satin is an even bigger headache. You want to remove the stain without damaging the integrity of the fabric. Alcohol-based hair sprays break down the chemical components in the ink and allow the stain to be lifted from the material.

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Remove ink from satin with hair spray.

Step 1

Lay two white paper towels on a hard surface. Lay the satin material with the stain on top of the paper towels.

Step 2

Spray alcohol-based hair spray on the ink stain. Properties within the hair spray loosen the ink stain and the paper towels absorb it. Saturate the stain with the hair spray.

Step 3

Blot the stain with a clean rag after three to five minutes. If the ink stain remains, place new paper towels under the satin fabric and spray again with the hair spray. Repeat until the stain is removed.

Step 4

Wash the satin fabric according to the care instructions on the garment.