It’s happened to all of us. The stamp slips and stains our hands or, even worse, our clothing, and we’re left feeling frustrated with the mess. Luckily, Trodat rubber stamp ink is completely free of hazardous substances and can be easily washed off your fingers and, with some patience, washed out of clothing as well.
If you have ink all over your hands, the solution is as simple as cleaning them off with some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Once you’ve rubbed your hands with the towel and removed the majority of the ink, you can wash your hands with a pumice-containing soap such as Lava soap to remove the rest of the ink. Any leftover discoloration on your skin should disappear within 24 hours!
If you’ve gotten ink on your clothes, getting it out can be a bit more complicated than getting it off your hands. You’ll want to soak the garment in one of the following solutions before washing it:
- Try this one first, as it is the most common solution: 1 quart warm water, ½ tsp. Dishwashing detergent and 1 tbsp. ammonia. Mix it all together well and then soak the ink-stained garment for half-an-hour. After soaking, rinse the garment well. If this doesn’t work, move onto the next solution.
- This solution probably won’t work on cotton or linen, but will work on other fabrics. Mix 1 quart of warm water and 1 tbsp. white vinegar. Soak the stained garment for one hour before rinsing. If the stain remains, there’s one more thing we recommend trying…
- Take diluted rubbing alcohol and dab the stain with a clean pad. When the stain begins to loosen, take the pad to it and dab it away. Once you’ve gotten as much of the stain out as possible, rinse the garment and let it dry.
Hopefully one of these solutions will work for you. There are no guarantees, but, if nothing else, these steps should fade the stain to the point where it’s barely noticeable!
A rubber stamp is nothing without ink, so the next time your hands or clothing become stained from a round of vigorous stamping, just keep in mind that the ink is a “necessary evil” and without it, you’d be hand-writing everything! And remember, for all of your rubber stamp needs, trust Rubber Stamp Station, the best source for Trodat stamps online.
It's happened to all of us. The stamp slips and stains our hands or, even worse, our clothing, and we're left feeling fr...