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


Alabaster or Marble

Follow these steps to remove red stains from Bluestone, Masonry Tile, Sandstone, ­Slate, Terrazzo:

  • Immediately wipe up the spill with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm sudsy water.
  • Rinse well and wipe dry.
  • If a stain remains, soak an absorbent pad in rubbing alcohol, wring almost dry, and place over the stain.
  • Wait 5 minutes and apply an absorbent pad soaked with ammonia and squeezed until damp.
  • Alternate pads until stain has been removed.
  • Wipe surface with cloth moistened with clear water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

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