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Question DetailsAsked on 10/24/2012

Does hairspray really remove ink stains from fabric upholstery?

Just accidentally got some ink marks on my microfiber couch. I'm a little hesitant to use any powerful stain lifting products because the couch is easily stained, but I've heard the hair spray can get ink off fabric. Is this true? How do you do it?

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I have used hairspray to get ink off of clothing that is machine washable with grest success. It is the alcohol in the hair spray that removes the ink so you might have better luck putting rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and spraying and blotting until the ink is up. It may take some time so don't expect one or two sprays and quick blots to do the trick. Because it evaporates quickly rubbing alcohol will not leave a water ring and won't be sticky like hair spray residue.

Answered 7 years ago by kathmur


According to the "queen of clean" today's hairspray doesn't have enough alcohol in it to remove ink stains. Use denatured alcohol.

Answered 7 years ago by kimberlyconnel

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