How To Remove an Ink Stain with Milk and Vinegar

Sometimes we find ourselves in the most cliché nerd predicament: a leaking or exploding ink pen (where was your pocket protector when you needed it?). Removing the ink blob is easier than you think. Just grab yourself some milk and vinegar and get to the stain asap!

What You Need

Materials 2 Parts Whole Milk
1 Part White Distilled Vinegar
Large Bowl


1. Combine Milk and Vinegar. Pour just enough milk to cover your garment into a large bowl. Add about half as much white distilled vinegar.

2. Soak Garment in Mixture. Overnight is best to ensure that the milk and vinegar have enough time to do their magic!

3. Remove, Hang Dry, Wash as Normal. You may see a light trace of the ink stain upon removal but after washing the ink stain should be gone.

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