How to clean printer ink off your hands
The ink cartridge of your color inkjet printer has emptied and while replacing the cartridge you have spoiled your hands with printer ink. Despite washing your hands with plain water immediately, you might find it difficult to get rid of the ink stains from your hands. Some of you might try to refill the ink cartridge at home itself or clean the printer nozzle and find that the ink used in printers is very hard to clean off. Unlike normal pen inks, the ink used in printer cartridges is designed to be very permanent and it can be very difficult to get rid of it from your hands. Here are some of the best solutions that can help you in removing printer ink from your hands:
Basic printer ink cleaning methods
Washing with soap and water: Most of you must have tried this the moment you got your hands stained with printer ink.
Using Lava soap: Despite washing your hands with regular soap, if you are not able to clean the ink stains then step up a notch and purchase some lava soap. Lava soap is commonly known as black soap and is made by WD-40. What makes this soap different from other regular soaps is that it’s made with ground pumice, which is a material that comes from lava (hence the name). With this added ingredient, it usually gets ink right off.
Hairspray too cleans printer ink off your hands: Using hairspray to clean printer ink off your hands is another common household method. Simply spray it on the ink-stained area and let it sit for 6-10 seconds. Then wash with soap and lukewarm water.
Bleach: After trying all the above given printer ink cleaning methods, if there are still stains of printer ink on your hands, it is recommended to take one part bleach and 10 parts water and soak your hands in the solution for a few minutes. The bleach should clean the remaining ink off your hands. Do not forget to apply a hand moisturizer after washing your hands with this bleach solution as the bleach can remove more than just ink.
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