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Ink Stain on Antique Crocheted Bedspread?

Ink Stain on Antique Crocheted Bedspread?Do you have suggestions for removal of this ink stain from antique crocheted bedspread? I am not sure what type of ink.

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August 3, 20220 found this helpful

I would use oxygen based detergent and dry in the sun

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August 4, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you. Such as Oxiclean?

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August 3, 20220 found this helpful

Permanent ink can be broken down by applying an alcohol-based solvent, for example hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, or an acetone nail polish remover, but first spot-test the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous part of the crocheted bedspread.

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Place a clean towel underneath the stain. Wet a towel or clean cloth with your chosen cleaning solution and gently press it on the stain, blot the stain until it's gone. Never rub an ink stain, always blot it.
Then wash with soap and water.

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August 3, 20220 found this helpful

Try this:
1. Wet the stain with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel or cloth
Rubbing alcohol is flammable. Be sure to keep it away from flames and smokers. It will also cause extreme eye irritation, so be careful to keep it out of your eyes.
Or
2. Soak the part with stain in a bowl of milk overnight.
Or
3. Let some vinegar sit on the stain for a few minutes.
Make a paste out of the vinegar and cornstarch. Put the mixture on the stain: 2 tbsp. of vinegar to 3 tbsp. of corn starch. Let the paste dry completely.

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Wash after.
dengarden.com/.../How-to-Remove-Pen-Ink-Stains-from...

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August 3, 20220 found this helpful

Oxiclean seems to be the most widely used cleanser.
This gives some advice for removing stains from needlework:
www.needlework-tips-and-techniques.../stain-removal.html
Some good tips/advice here on T/F also:
www.thriftyfun.com/tf360082.tip.html
www.thriftyfun.com/tf43004590.tip.html
Amodex cleaner has good reviews:
www.amazon.com/.../?tag=thriftyfun0b-20 (Affiliate Link)

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August 5, 20220 found this helpful

You should be very careful when cleaning vintage crochet items, as they can become fragile over time. Where and how it has been stored will affect the condition of the spread, as well as how clean it was when first stored.

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Also, when you remove the ink spot, you may find that area is a different color than the rest of the spread.
Washing a large bedspread can be difficult as even some home large capacity washers cannot properly clean a full-size bedspread as it has to have enough room to move freely around for cleaning and double rinsing (double rinse to be sure all soap is removed and add vinegar to rinse cycle).
I would suggest going to a good laundromat and using their large size commercial machine or maybe turning it over to a professional laundry - IF - they tell you they do vintage items.

Most suggestions will be about using the same methods to remove ink stains, so take your pick and try one - maybe the same method twice - to see if it works.

I recently used an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and it did the job but my ink spot was fresh and older stains are more difficult to remove.
It looks like you have a bad ink spot and also a larger area where perhaps someone tried to remove the ink and maybe spread it in the process?

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Be sure to follow directions carefully, so the ink will not spread.

I like the simple directions on this website.
www.wikihow.com/Remove-Ball-Point-Pen-Stains-from...

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