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Ink on Clothes that Have Dried

A pen exploded in my dryer and on several articles of clothing.How do I remove it now that the clothes have dried with the ink on them?

Daniela from New York



Ink on Clothes that Have Dried

Cheap hairspray is great for taking ink out of clothes. Saturate the ink stains with hair spray, let stand for a while, then treat with pretreatment stuff. (I just use my own homemade laundry soap.) Hope this helps! (09/05/2004)

By tchr4hm

Ink on Clothes that Have Dried

I don't know if this will work since the clothes have already dried, but it's worth a try. Two suggestions: first try spraying hairspray (any brand) on the ink & relaundering. If this doesn't work Amway makes a wonderful stain/spot remover solution called SA8 Solutions PreWash. This gets out more stains than I ever thought imaginable - including lipstick. It comes in two formulas aerosol spray & liquid. I use the liquid because it lasts longer than the aerosol spay (a bottle lasts me almost a year). This is a petroleum based product & that makes it different than most stain removers you can by at the store. Good luck! (09/07/2004)


By Leslie

Ink on Clothes that Have Dried

Try using hair spray. (09/24/2004)

By Stacey

Ink on Clothes that Have Dried

There is a great stain remover called "Zout" that has removed ink on my clothes. I use it regularly on baby clothes. (09/24/2004)

By Oscar

Ink on Clothes that Have Dried

Thanks to anyone that gave me the suggestion on "how to remove ink from a clothes dryer" i soaked some old rags in clorox and water and squeezed out the solution just a little and put the rags in the dryer and after two complete cycles, all the ink was gone. It was wonderful. Most of all, i had tried everything and this was the only thing that worked.

Jackie From Tennessee (05/26/2005)

By ThriftyFun

Ink on Clothes that Have Dried

I know the feeling about pens blowing in the dryer. I just did it. All over my work uniforms. Nice! Now I have some ideas to get the ink out Thanks All!! (06/05/2006)

By Jen

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