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How to Remove Ink Stains


Use the following steps to remove ink stains from wood:

  • Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds.
  • Dip a cloth in only the foam and gently wipe the stain.
  • Rinse with a clean cloth moistened with clear water.
  • If a stain remains, rub the area with superfine (number 0000) steel wool dipped in liquid wax. Rub lightly, because steel wool will remove a fine layer of the surface.
  • Polish or wax as soon as possible.

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