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From: Anza54
Date: 08-05-2007, 10:00 AM (1 of 3)
Good Morning All. I am not sure if this is the correct place for this question but here goes. I purchased some very beautiful lace from a lady on Ebay. She assured me that the lace was in perfect condition. Unfortunately when I received the lace I didn't look at it because I am in the middle of a big remodel project. I know my Bad. Anyway. I took it out of the package to find that there were several stains on it. I bought 10 yds. They appears to be ink stains and some kind of other stains on it. I have had it soaking in a solution of Qxy Clean for a day now and it doesn't appear to have removed it. Usually I have great results with Oxy clean, but not this time. I am guessing the stains have been there awhile. Any suggestion as to how to remove ink stains.The lace is pretty delicate so I am not sure if I want to put it in the washing machine. I really don't want to mess with sending it back. She probably wouldn't except it anyway. especially since it has been almost a month.:re: Any and all cleaning suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

User: Anza54
Member since: 03-13-2007
Total posts: 63
From: Helen Weiss
Date: 08-05-2007, 01:54 PM (2 of 3)
I know that hair spray will remove most ink, and it shouldn't hurt your lace. Another solution that saved a white cotton jacket for me was equal parts hydrogen peroxide and liguid dish detergent. You have to spray it on - leave a few hours then wash. Good luck!
User: Helen Weiss
Member since: 10-16-2003
Total posts: 69
From: temom
Date: 08-06-2007, 09:22 AM (3 of 3)
I always use isopropyl alcohol (the kind you use to clean your ears when you've had your ears pierced) on ink stains. When you use it, put an old washcloth or something underneath it to absorb the alcohol and stain. I don't know if this would harm the lace, but I don't think it will. The ink should come right out. Can you try it on a small piece of lace?
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
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