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How to Get an Ink Stain Out of a Nylon Jacket

author image Jaimie Zinski
Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.
How to Get an Ink Stain Out of a Nylon Jacket
Test any cleaning products on a small, unnoticable section of the jacket. Photo Credit Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images

Ink stains are a common issue that unfortunately, many cannot seem to conquer. There are several home remedies that involve the use of hairspray or other alcohol-containing products. However, these can often cause even more damage to a nylon coat. Regardless if your nylon coat is machine washable or not, it’s important to pretreat a black or blue ink stain correctly before tossing it into the washer or scrubbing the jacket by hand in the kitchen sink.

Step 1

Lay the nylon coat on a flat surface. Place a piece of paper towel or washcloth under the stain to prevent any bleeding.

Step 2

Dampen a paper towel or white washcloth with dry cleaning solvent. Place over the affected area and gently blot at it to lift up the stain. Once the dampened paper towel or washcloth begins lifting up the stain and changes color, put it aside.

Step 3

Dampen a second paper towel or white washcloth with dry cleaning solution. Continue to blot at the stain until it’s completely eliminated. Change out the dampened paper towel or washcloth as it becomes saturated with the stained liquid. If you continue to use the same paper towel or cloth, the stain will simply transfer back to the nylon coat.

Step 4

Allow the dry cleaning solvent to dry and evaporate fully once the stain is completely eliminated.

Step 5

Rinse the affected area with cool or lukewarm water, then launder according to the label’s directions.

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