How to Get Ink Out of Corduroy

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How to Get Ink Out of Corduroy
An ink stain might seem impossible to get out. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Corduroy is cotton fabric that is made with a type of vertical ribs. These ribs help make the fabric more durable and more fashionable. However, if you get a stain on your corduroy fabric, such as an ink stain, it might be a little more difficult to get the ink out from between the vertical ribs. Using some simple cleaning methods and a little patience can save your corduroy.

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Things you need

  • Dry cleaning solvent
  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Toothbrush
  • White vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Pre-wash stain remover
  • Washing powder

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  1. 1

    Apply a dry-cleaning solvent to a sponge and use it to blot the ink on your corduroy. This helps remove some of the ink.

  2. 2

    Run cool water in your sink and place your corduroy underneath it. Continue rinsing for several minutes to remove more ink. Allow the fabric to dry.

  3. 3

    Saturate an old toothbrush in white vinegar. Gently, separate the ribs of the corduroy with the bristles and scrub the remaining stain.

  4. 4

    Rinse the corduroy fabric again with cool water. Scrub the stain using rubbing alcohol and the toothbrush if you can still see ink.

  5. 5

    Rinse and apply a pre-wash stain remover. Wait about 10 minutes and wash with regular washing powder. Hang to dry.

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