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

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Follow these steps to remove red stains from Asphalt, Cork, Linoleum, Vinyl Tile:

  • Wipe up any excess ink with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm sudsy water.
  • Rinse well and wipe dry.
  • If a stain remains, cover the stain with an absorbent pad soaked in rubbing alcohol.
  • Let it remain in place for several minutes, then wipe the area with a cloth dampened with ammonia. (Do not use ammonia on linoleum or vinyl floor tile.)
  • Rinse well with a cloth dipped in warm sudsy water.
  • Wipe with a cloth moistened with clear water and allow to dry.


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