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How to Remove Red Stamp Pad, Red Ballpoint Pen, and Red Ink Stains

Hard Surfaces

Follow these steps to remove red stains from Acrylic Plastic, Alabaster, Asphalt, Bamboo, Cane, Ceramic Glass/Tile, Cork, Enamel, Glass, Gold, Ivory, Jade, Linoleum, Marble, Paint (flat or gloss), Plexiglas, Polyurethane, Stainless Steel, Vinyl Clothing, ­Vinyl Tile, Vinyl Wallcovering:

  • Immediately wipe up the spill with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm sudsy water.
  • Rinse well and wipe dry.