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Removing an Ink Stain on a Woolen Sweater?

My son got blue ink on his green woollen school jumper. How can I get it out?

Thanks in advance and I would like to say I love this site it's always gotten me out of silly accidents

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
September 21, 20170 found this helpful

You can remove an ink stain if you work quickly.

Step 1
Test cleaning fluid in an Inconspicuous spot

Step 2
Use a cotton ball to apply the fluid

Step 3
Blot up with a clean white cloth

Step 4
Rinse and dry

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September 23, 20170 found this helpful

It worked I'm so happy thanks for the information

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September 21, 20171 found this helpful

A woolen sweater and a woolen jumper may be different types of wool material but hopefully suggestions will work on either.

  • General Info: Ink from a Ballpoint Pen is different from Ink in a Uniball Pen or Ink from a permanent marker i.e. Sharpie. Ink from a ballpoint pen contains oils in the ink, thus removing the oil will lift off out the ink.
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  • How is this jumper normally laundered? Home laundry or dry cleaned?
  • If this is something your son wears to school, why take a chance on making the stain worse as he would not want to wear it if the solution does not "take" well and is very noticeable.
  • If possible, it may be better to take it to be dry cleaned and show the spot to the cleaners before leaving it.
  • Always test for colorfastness before trying a solution. Take the stain removal product and apply small amount to a white towel. Using the wet area of the towel, blot a hidden area of the garment to see if color transfers over to the towel.
  • First step: Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
  • Create a solution of 1 part Dawn Dishwashing Liquid to 5 parts water.
  • Apply the solution directly to the ink stain.
  • Tap with a brush to help solution penetrate.
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  • Let solution rest for 5-10 minutes to further penetrate.
  • Hold under faucet and run cold water through the spot or launder/dry clean as usual. (cold water only)
  • Ink is a difficult stain thus requiring effort and patients to remove the stain.
  • Repeat this step several times if necessary.
  • Some people recommend denatured alcohol but this I have never used.

Wool and ink do not go well together and removing any stain from wool can be a trial and error thing so think carefully before trying anything stronger than Dawn and water.

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Anonymous
September 22, 20171 found this helpful

Thanks for your information

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September 21, 20170 found this helpful

Try using nail polish remover instead.

Step 1
Take a cotton ball and wipe the affected areas with the solution.

Step 2
Once the ink stains are gone, wash skin with soap and water.

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September 22, 20170 found this helpful

Step 1
Dab nail polish remover onto a cotton ball.

Step 2
Wipe the ink with the cotton ball.

Step 3
Keep doing this until the stain is gone.

Step 4

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Wash as usual.

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September 25, 20170 found this helpful

spray the ink stain with hair spray and wash

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