Getting highlighter stains on clothes can be frustrating, but there are effective ways to remove them. Here are some methods to help you get highlighter out of clothes:
Method 1: Using Rubbing Alcohol
- Rubbing alcohol
- Cotton balls or a clean cloth
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Blot the Stain: Place a clean cloth or paper towel underneath the stained area. Use a cotton ball or clean cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol to blot the stain. Be careful not to rub, as it can spread the stain.
- Rinse with Water: After blotting, rinse the stained area under cold water to remove excess highlighter ink.
- Apply Laundry Detergent: Apply a small amount of liquid laundry detergent directly to the stained area and gently rub it in.
- Wash the Garment: Wash the clothing item according to the care instructions on the label. Use the hottest water suitable for the fabric to help remove the stain effectively.
Method 2: Using Vinegar and Baking Soda
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Soft brush or old toothbrush
- Create a Paste: Mix equal parts of white vinegar and baking soda to create a paste.
- Apply the Paste: Spread the paste over the stained area and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.
- Scrub Gently: Use a soft brush or an old toothbrush to gently scrub the paste into the stain.
- Rinse and Wash: Rinse the clothing item under cold water and then launder it as usual following the care instructions.
Method 3: Using Lemon Juice and Sunlight
- Lemon juice
- Create a Solution: Mix equal parts of lemon juice and water to make a solution.
- Soak the Stain: Soak the stained area in the lemon juice solution for a few minutes.
- Sunlight Exposure: Place the clothing item in direct sunlight for about 30 minutes. The combination of lemon juice and sunlight can help in fading the stain.
- Rinse and Launder: After exposure to sunlight, rinse the garment and launder it as usual.
Remember, before applying any of these methods, always test on a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric to ensure it doesn’t cause damage. Additionally, prompt treatment of the stain increases the likelihood of successful removal.