Ink stains are one of the most difficult items to remove from any form of upholstery, especially car seats. Leather and cloth car seats can be affected. Ink stains lower a car’s value and are an eyesore. There are many remedies to remove an ink stain from a car seat. It is important to rid the stain as soon as possible in order to pull up the dye.
Removing Ink Stains from Leather Car Seats
It is important to take extra care to ensure you do not damage your leather car seats. For this reason, you should start by dabbing the ink stain with a cloth. This will soak up the excess ink and prevent setting.
Once the excess has been soaked up, you should bring products into play. There are various products that are proven to be effective for leather car seats. These include acidic and alcohol based products such as rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, baking soda and vinegar. You should use the products lightly to prevent further damage and rub the area with a clean cloth. Use these steps and your own research to remove an ink stain from a car seat that is in a car you love.
When you have used the products enough to remove the ink stains, it is time for the next step. It is very important to ensure that you rinse off the area in which you utilized the products. The products may set as well causing damage. Use a wet cloth to rinse off the area. When the area has been rinsed off, put leather conditioners where the stain was to prevent future staining.
Removing Ink Stains from Cloth Car Seats
Removing ink stains from cloth car seats is even more difficult. Start by soaking up excess ink with a clean towel or cloth as you did with the leather seats. Remove more ink from the cloth seats by utilizing a damp cloth. The ink will not be completely gone at this stage.
Test using rubbing alcohol by pouring it on a clean cloth or towel. If there is no adverse reaction, dab the towel or cloth on the stain. Continue doing this until the ink stain is completely gone.
It is important to rinse the seat to get rid of the leftover smell or residue of rubbing alcohol. Wet a cloth with cold water and dab at the area. Continue doing this until it is clean.
When these steps have been completed, it is important to assess the area where the stain was. If parts of the ink stain are still visible, repeat the steps listed. Always make sure your chemicals are good for use on cloth. You will eventually remove the stain even if takes several steps.
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