I need to know how to get out an ink stain from my pants. I want to use hairspray. I already washed them once. Can I still get stain out?
When my boyfriend had a broken ink pen in his shirt, he asked me if I can get the ink out. I put milk on the ink stain and scrubbed it a little with a old toothbrush and then threw it in the wash. It came out spotless. Good luck. (05/07/2005)
I found rubbing alcohol, the kind you buy in the drug store, to work well. Place a clean white towel under spot apply the alcohol to the perimeter of the stain first and then work your way in to the center of the area. Then turn the fabric inside out and treat the inside of the stain the same way. It should disappear. Good luck! (07/28/2005)
If you really really really want to salvage something, I recommend taking it to the dry cleaners before you do ANYTHING (I work at a dry cleaners). It's not guaranteed to come out, but it is definitely possible. If you are going to take it to a dry cleaners, and want the best possible chances of getting ink out, DO NOT TOUCH THE SPOT. Don't rinse it, don't put any sort of pre-soaker stuff on it. Just leave it alone. Worst case scenario, the ink stain won't come out at the dry cleaners, but you can try some other methods afterwards, since dry cleaning doesn't involve water, which sets stains. If it's not a huge ink stain, just go straight to these other methods and skip the cleaners. Good luck! (12/05/2005)
I washed my jacket with the pen ink stain, but it didn't come out, I didn't dry it, then I tried the Dawn, and it worked perfectly. Thank you. (01/02/2006)
I heard spraying hairspray on the stain and then washing it works (03/02/2006)
HAIRSPRAY! I just laughed a bit ago when someone told me to try it, but I did it and I was amazed! It took no more than 5 seconds for the stain to completely disappear from sight! Amazing! (04/30/2006)
A bar of white soap (Ivory, Dove), is a wonder at stain removal. Wet the spot, rub in the soap, let set then wash as usual. I have removed everything from ink to lipstick (the lipstick item had been run through the dryer also). Try it you will be glad you did. (04/30/2006)
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