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


Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

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

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 23, 20170 found this helpful

It worked I'm so happy thanks for the information

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
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.
  • Advertisement

  • 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.
  • Advertisement

  • 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.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
September 22, 20171 found this helpful

Thanks for your information

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Silver Post Medal for All Time! 433 Posts
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


Wash as usual.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 25, 20170 found this helpful

spray the ink stain with hair spray and wash

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
Home and Garden Cleaning Clothing StainsSeptember 21, 2017
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-10-24 10:40:27 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.