How to Remove Ink From Nylon

by April Dowling ; Updated September 28, 2017

Household cleaners can remove ink from nylon.

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Ink is used in pens and markers and works on a variety of surfaces. Sometimes it can mark surfaces not intended for ink, such as fabrics. Nylon is a durable, lightweight fabric used to make hosiery, bridal veils, carpeting and other products. Fortunately, certain cleaning solutions will remove ink from nylon. Test these solutions on an inconspicuous area of the fabric before attempting to remove the ink.

Pour 1 tbsp. liquid dish detergent into a bowl. Fill the bowl with water to form a soapy solution.

Dip a sponge into the soapy solution. Blot the ink-stained nylon with the sponge. Allow the soapy solution to absorb into the ink stain overnight.

Rinse the nylon fabric with water.

Apply liquid pre-wash stain remover directly to a remaining ink stain.

Wash the nylon fabric in a washing machine with standard detergent on the warm-water setting. Allow the nylon to air-dry.


  • Rubbing alcohol also can remove ink stains from nylon.

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April Dowling first started writing in high school and has written many news articles for newspaper and yearbook publications. She is currently pursuing a career as an online writer and affiliate marketer. Dowling writes for several websites and keeps many blogs.