Get The Ink Out With Style

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How do I get black ink stains on clothing?

Get The Ink Out With Style

Ink stain removal can be nearly impossible and many fear their clothes are ruined. Often regular laundry sprays aren't up to the task and if that's the case try turning to a different kind of spray to remove that ink.

Hair spray is a great ink stain removal tool for clothing. Simply spray the hair spray onto the stained area—make sure you're generous so the spray penetrates the fabric—and let it sit for a few minutes. Throw the clothing item into the wash straight away and the ink should be removed when the washing cycle is done.

For leather garments try applying a liberal dose of petroleum jelly to the ink stain. Leave the jelly sitting on the stain for several days and then wipe the area clean.



9/28/2006 9:58:30 AM
D in NY said:

I have used this method numerous times when it has been my misfortune to find a pen in the washing machine or works

9/28/2006 7:42:56 PM
Anne said:

regular rubbing alcohol works great removing ink stains - i find hairspray can stain sometimes.

9/28/2006 9:00:53 PM
bb said:

I have tried this and it really works like a dream!

7/26/2007 7:50:46 AM
sonia said:

this stuff doesn't work

2/18/2009 8:09:52 AM
Peggy said:

We're painting our entire house and somehow my husband got paint (latex) on his $400. navy blue
suit. I poured rubbing alcohol on a cloth and rubbed it on the spot and it came out. I used the 91% strengh rubbing alcohol.
I also use 50% rubbing alcohol and 50% water (mixed in a spray bottle) for cleaning outside toilets, sinks and it works great on mirrors - no streaks! It's a great disinfective. I got this tip from a professional house cleaner. Try it; you'll save $$ on cleaning products.

2/24/2009 6:37:33 PM
JJW said:

ink stains can also be soaked in milk (I didn't believe it either until I tried it) and then rinsed/washed as normal laundry. works great on things like jeans.

9/19/2009 3:06:26 AM
bree said:

hi, does this work with tie dye stains.
In art the yesterday i spilt purple dye on my white shirt
would this rememdie work?

9/13/2011 5:18:31 PM
Raymond said:

try liquid milk just as fine ...

11/4/2011 8:59:03 PM
Judy said:


2/8/2012 6:53:16 PM
jezz said:

i try everthing and nothing clean my chaquet white i need help fast...


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