How to Get Rid of Pen Stains From Your Clothes?

A single pen stain and your favourite shirt becomes TOTALLY unwearable, isn’t it? What if we tell you that you can get rid of the pen stains in the blink of an eye? Don’t believe it? Well here are a multitude of solutions – try them for yourself 🙂

 

BALLPOINT INK STAINS

To get rid of pen stains (ball point), start by placing your stained fabric on top of a clean and dry piece of cloth. Next dab rubbing alcohol onto the stain and blot with a clean cloth. Continue doing so till you see the stain starts to disappear. Later, rinse the cloth exhaustively. In the end, apply neutral liquid laundry detergent onto the stained area and let it sit for 4-5 minutes and wash it in the hot water as per the suitability of the fabric.

 

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If rubbing alcohol doesn’t work try nail paint remover, hair spray, toothpaste or hand sanitizer. Be sure to rinse the fabric completely if you switch from using rubbing alcohol to any of the above mentioned alternatives. The substances shouldn’t mix. Before drying, make sure the stain is totally gone. If it isn’t, repeat the previous steps until the stain has been gotten rid of. Apart from these chemical substances natural items such as white vinegar or milk may also be used.

 

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USING WHITE VINEGAR TO GET RID OF BALL POINT INK STAINS

Pour white vinegar over the stain and create a paste of white vinegar and corn starch. Spread this paste over the stain and allow it to set for a few hours before putting your clothes into the washing machine.

USING MILK TO GET RID OF BALL POINT INK STAINS

Fill a bowl with milk. Soak your stained garment in the bowl overnight. Later wash your clothes thoroughly and you would notice the stain has gone.

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WATER BASED INK STAINS

To get rid of pen stains (water based) lay the stained cloth on top of a clean and dry cloth. Apply water to the stained area and blot with another clean piece of cloth. Whilst you blot, the stain would begin to transfer onto the clean cloth you’ve been using to blot. Further apply a small amount of liquid laundry detergent onto the stain and allow the fabric to sit for 4-5 minutes.

Using the hottest water temperature recommend for the fabric, wash the cloth normally.

Before drying the cloth, make sure the entire stain has been removed. If any traces of the stain still remain repeat the above mentioned steps.

Did we miss out on any other techniques? Was the post helpful for you? Don’t like it? Share your experience – comment 😀

 

About Namya Mehra

Namya Mehra is a student of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her areas of interest are photography and performing arts. She has a great flair for writing and loves working in areas of content and public relations.

2 comments

  1. Hey Namya, you are doing very well.
    Keep it up! And good luck (y)

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