How to remove printer ink stains for hands, carpets and clothes

The last thing you want to happen when you’re changing your printer cartridge is for it to spill on you. If you have ever had to change ink cartridges or toner before, chances are you have had the misfortune of getting it on your hands. Don’t panic! We have listed some of the best remedies that will be sure to get printer ink off of your hands and out of your clothes or carpet.

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  1. Tea Tree Oil – This all natural product works wonders.  Put a few drops on a clean dry cloth and scrub on the affected area.  If it doesn’t remove all the ink immediately, you may need to repeat or use a fingernail brush to scrub the crevices of your skin.  Repeat until all the ink has been removed.  It does have a strong distinctive odor, so you may want to use it in a well ventilated area.
  2. Rubbing alcohol. Almost every home has some lying around somewhere. Be sure to use lotion when you get all the toner or ink off because it will dry out your skin.
  3. Glass Cleaner. Any home or office should have a bottle of window cleaner available. Don’t let the ink dry. The key is to spray it on as soon as possible to the affected area then wipe with a paper towel before the ink dries.
  4. Spray hairspray on the affected areas, let it sit while it dissolves the toner or ink; then wash it off.
  5. Baby oil. The oily texture breaks up the toner or ink stains and leaves your skin baby soft.
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  6. Nail polish remover – be careful with this one if you are removing toner or ink from anything other than your skin as it will remove the finish from furniture, etc.
  7. Bleach. Mix 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. Rub with cloth until the stain is gone. Wash thoroughly with soap and water when you’re done. To remove the bleach smell you can squeeze a lemon or an orange. Please note bleach should be used with caution

We hope one of the above formulas have helped you remove any printer ink stains from your hands, clothes or carpet! If your printer needs repairing, contact us and we can do it all for you! We repair and service printers, plotters, photocopiers, fax machines and more from different manufacturers Sydney-wide.

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