Two easy tricks to get ink out of your clothes
It can happen in an instant. You’re not paying attention to what you’re doing for just a second, and before you know it, your pen grazes your shirt and you’ve got a nasty ink stain. Or perhaps you’ve got young children running around; nothing is safe in that case.
Luckily, we know how to get rid of that ink stain again. With these tricks it’ll be like it was never there at all!
All you need to get rid of ballpoint pen stains is some rubbing (or isopropyl) alcohol and a pre-wash stain remover. First, place a paper towel underneath the stain. Apply a little bit of alcohol onto the stain, and you’ll see that the ink will already start to dissolve. Use a sponge to blot the stain, until the fabric doesn’t give off any more ink. Rinse it under cold water and then apply some pre-wash stain remover. Next, wash the piece of clothing in hot water. And that’s it! Your ink stain has disappeared!
This will take a little bit more time, but even felt-tip pen stains can be removed with this method. You only need liquid laundry detergent and ammonia. Firstly, keep the stain under cold water to rinse off as much of the ink as possible. Then, fill your sink with hot water and add some detergent to it. Also add a splash of ammonia and place the item of clothing in the sink. Rub the stain with your fingers and then leave it to soak for 30 to 60 minutes (or over night if it’s a stubborn stain). You’ll notice that the stain will start to fade. When it’s gone, rinse the item of clothing with cold water. Rub a bit more of the detergent on it and then wash it as you normally would.
Do make sure that you only dry the items of clothing when you’re sure the entire stain is gone; this goes for both tricks!
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Source: Good Housekeeping | Image: Video still YouTube