Removing Pen Ink from Clothing

How often have you had ink get on clothing in one way or another? This is a guide about removing pen ink from clothing.

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July 26, 2006 Flag
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Ink stain on shirt? Use milk, pour the milk on the ink stain and wait for a minute or two then wash and hang up to dry. Don't dry in dryer as it will set the stain.

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July 25, 2012 Flag
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How do I remove dried ink from my wife's work pants?

By Jon E. from Maubry, AL

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August 8, 20120 found this helpful
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Use rubbing alcohol to remove in stain from pants. Put a rag or piece of paper towel under the material. Then pour some rubbing alcohol over the stain. Blot with a cotton ball until stain is removed. Wash as usual.

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August 10, 2011 Flag
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How do I remove ball point pen marks from my husband's shirt?

By Cyndy L.

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August 11, 20110 found this helpful

I use hairspray on the ink spot, then blot both sides of fabric, apply another spray of hairspray, repeat blotting. Then spray with prewash stain remover and wash at once. Works for me.

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August 12, 20110 found this helpful

Rubbing alcohol or any of the antibacterial gels will get most of it out, not a fan of the hair spray method

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July 8, 2014 Flag
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I threw my white suit in the washing machine, without removing a biro pen and a ink pen. When the washing cycle finished, I noticed a few large ink stains on my white suit, the only one I own. Can you help please?

By Teremoana from Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific

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January 16, 20150 found this helpful

This is for white ONLY. Use the Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover to remove ink.

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May 30, 2011 Flag
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I left an ink pen in my wash and dried it. It got all over everything. Is it possible to wash it out?

By Heidi C.

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June 3, 20110 found this helpful

I use Zout stain remover it works every time.

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April 22, 20130 found this helpful

Have you tried rubbing alcohol? Try a little in an area where no one will notice first, though.

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November 13, 2013 Flag
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How do I get rid of blue marks on my white skirt?

By Shaisha from India

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November 13, 20130 found this helpful

I always got ink from pens on my nursing uniform and sprayed hair spray on the ink and washed it right away. It always came out.

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October 1, 2013 Flag
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I got a pen mark on my white jeans about fifteen minutes ago. I've been using my Tide to Go stick, but it isn't working. I'll be in school for almost eight more hours so I don't have use of many things. HELP!

By Maddie

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October 5, 20130 found this helpful

Obviously, this answer is late, but if the stain is still there or if this happens again, try rubbing alcohol.

If that's not available, use something that contains alcohol - hand sanitizer, hair spray, mouthwash, etc.

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April 23, 2011 Flag
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I sent a coat with a pen in the pocket through the dryer. How do I remove the set in ink?

By Eldon from Taylorsville, UT

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January 15, 2011 Flag
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How can I safely remove ink pen marks from red cotton fabric?

By Kim from VA

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Removing Ink From Clothing

Hairspray should remove the spot if the ink is fresh. (11/14/2010)

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November 14, 2010 Flag
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My husband left a black ink pen in his pocket and I didn't find it until I took clothes out of the dryer. Now I have several ink stains on my light colored cotton clothes. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get stains out?

By Mary Beth from Zanesville, OH

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Hairspray. (09/20/2010)

By Lizzyanny

Removing Ink From Clothing

Submerge stain overnight in rubbing alcohol. Rub the alcohol into the stain. Process may take some time. Good luck! It worked for me. (09/21/2010)

By dlginlove

Removing Ink From Clothing

Pour rubbing alcohol on ink, then blot with paper towels. Repeat until ink is gone. This may take more than a few times so the key words here are patience and persistence. (09/22/2010)

By Candy Red Supra

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September 16, 2010 Flag
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How do I remove ink from men's dress shirts?

By Pam

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I use a cleaner called "Awesome" from the Dollar Tree. It works on everything. It is better then the Magic Erasers. I swear by it. (08/06/2010)

By mdevost

Removing Ink From Clothing

You will probably get some answers that say hairspray and it will work, but the thing in hairspray that gets out the ink is alcohol so plain old rubbing alcohol will get it out in no time. (08/06/2010)

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August 5, 2010 Flag
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How do I get Biro marks off my cotton shirt?

By Bev from Mid Glam

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Removing Ink From Clothing

Use cheap hairspray on the stain and then wash in cold water. Check stain after washing, repeat if needed before drying. Good hairspray does not work as well so use up the can on the back of the shelf! (05/19/2010)

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May 19, 2010 Flag
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How do I remove an ink pen stain from a white garment?

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March 29, 2010 Flag
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My husband's work jacket had a blue ink pen in it. He forgot to take it out. I never checked and now I need to find out how I can get his jacket ink free.

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August 6, 2009 Flag
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How do I get ink out of clothes?

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May 15, 2009 Flag
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How do I remove permanent ink from cotton pants?

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April 19, 2009 Flag
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How do you remove ink stains from cotton shirts?

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December 13, 2006 Flag
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Use a cheap hair spray to remove ink from clothes, i.e. fabric.

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