Remove the stain using one of the methods listed here.
Use the correct cleaning method depending on whether you’re trying to remove ballpoint or felt-tip pen ink from your clothing. To use either of these methods, you must be able to wash the item. Dry cleaning is the best option for clothes that have been stained with ink and need to be cleaned.
Over the years, the Homezz has tried a variety of stain removal methods, from wine to sweat. Both of these ink stain removal methods are simple and effective.
How to Remove Ballpoint Pen Ink
When it comes to removing fresh ballpoint ink from washable clothing, such as cotton blouses and denim jeans, this is good news: To get your clothes looking new again, follow these instructions. You’ll have an easier time removing the stain if you act quickly, as with any stain.
- Rub alcohol should be used on a paper towel placed under the stain.
- Apply the stain directly with an eyedropper or soak the stained area for 15 minutes in a small dish of rubbing alcohol. Almost immediately, the ink should begin to dissolve. Spotting and blotting the ink stains should continue until the fabric is no longer releasing any more of the ink.
- A pre-wash stain remover should be used, followed by a hot wash with a bleach that is safe for the fabric. For colored clothing, use a color-safe formula. Before putting the item in the dryer, make sure all of the ink has been removed.
How to Remove Felt-Tip Pen Ink
Removing felt-tip ink requires some patience, but isn’t impossible if you follow the instructions in this article.
- To remove as much of the ink as possible, thoroughly rinse the stain with cold water.
- Pour a bleach-free liquid laundry detergent, such as GH Seal star Tide, into a basin of hot water. The amount you would use to hand wash a blouse, plus a few splashes of ammonia, should be sufficient. Immerse the garment in the solution after stirring it. Make sure to rub the stain with your fingers for 30 to an hour before allowing it to soak in.
- If the stain is particularly stubborn, leave it in the solution overnight, rubbing it gently every few hours. You’ll begin to notice a decrease in its intensity in due time. Mix up a new solution or add a little more ammonia to help it along. Rub in a little more liquid laundry detergent, rinse, and wash as usual after you’ve removed or lightened the stain as much as possible. Air-dry the garment until the stain is completely removed, as with any other stain. The stain will become more difficult to remove if you dry it in a hot dryer.
How to Remove Old Ink Stains
Forget about worrying that the shirt you’re folding just came out of the dryer has an ink stain you forgot to remove or a fresh stain sits too long because you’ll be able to clean it up. There is a chance that you will not be completely out of options. Make use of stronger commercial stain removers if the methods above have failed. Try Carbona Stain Devils #3 or Amodex Ink & Stain Remover if you have old, dried, set-in ink stains that need to be removed. All types of ink are targeted by the ingredients in these products. Use them as directed on the label, and test a small area first to ensure they are safe for the fabrics you intend to treat.
How to Get Ink Out of Leather
Please don’t freak out because your pen was accidentally smacked into your handbag. To remove stains, simply dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and lightly rub the area. Your purse may have been coated in a leather protectant, which makes it easier to clean and maintain.
Try a commercial leather cleaning product that is specifically designed for this purpose. You can also take it to a dry cleaner that specializes in leather care if that doesn’t work. Apply a leather protectant to purses, sofas, and other finished leather items to make future marks, such as ink, easier to remove.
Can you use other DIY methods to get ink out of clothes?
As a result of its alcohol content, hairspray’s reputation has grown for removing ink stains. As a result, they may not be as effective at removing ink from clothing and other surfaces as more traditional spray formulas, and you will still have to deal with the sticky hairspray residue after using them. Vinegar, toothpaste, and even hand sanitizer have all been promoted as effective home remedies for removing ink. Even though hand sanitizer’s alcohol may nudge it a little, none of these alternatives have worked for us. If you’re serious about getting your hands on ink, stick to the above choices.