Cleaning ink out of clothes?
What is the best way to get ballpoint ink out of my clothes? gel pen ink? fountain pen ink?0
Me, I just rub some Dawn dishwashing liquid on it, soak it for a day, and then wash it with Tide and Clorox 2. Sometimes it works.
According to Laundry: The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes & Linens by Cheryl Mendelson (my go-to book for this sort of thing)
Hairspray. Spray hairspray on it & then wash. Check before putting it in the dryer, but that should take care of it!
If it's ballpoint or most other pen inks, try spraying it with hairspray and scrubbing it out—then you can treat with other stain removers and detergent. That's always worked for me, surprisingly enough.
Soak the ink with hairspray. Cheap, stinky hairspray. Wash as usual. If it doesn't work the first time, repeat, but it will take the ink out.
Two words "rubbing alcohol". That's why "hair spray" works, it's actually the alcohol.
Had a nearly new dress shirt that went through the wash (and the dryer) with a ball point pen. I thought the shirt was ruined.
After soaking it in rubbing alcohol (admittedly for several days), the spot was completely gone
If you have a severe set in ink stain (like I had), you may need to add rubbing alcohol several times as it (of course) will evaporate
I've had good luck on ballpoint ink stains with Inknix, which comes in a 2.5 inch applicator tube. The garment must be washed or dry-cleaned soon thereafter. It isn't sold on Amazon.
Instead, what's sold is Amodex, which is claimed to remove all ink stains. $6.35 + $5.09 shipping. Costly--but not if it works.
I think a good laundry washing powder can do this type work. You could take a look https://totalguide.org/best-smelling-laundry-detergent/ this type smelling laundry detergent.
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