Hi all! I did my laundry and a blue ball point pen was left in one of
the pant. It spread ink all over a blue polo shirt. I try shout, spray
and wash and oxi clean and none of those make a different. Is there any
way to remove the ink?
Thanks a million!
Hairspray is normally has amyl acetate (nail varnish remover as substitute)
in it and does work on some kinds of ink very well.
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Thanks for all the reply and suggestion. Here are the result and a question:
The ink spot (more than 6) is bigger than the size of a dollar coin and it has
been laundered. First, I use the rubbing alcohol with paper towel and it
doesn't seem to work. However, once I switch it with cotton ball, the blue ink
starting coming off. When I thought this is it, it stop working. For some
reason, it only lift some ink off but the rest still remain. Then I switch it
to hairspray on different area (not been treated with alcohol) and it didn't do
anything (change 2 brand of hair spray). I wonder if this has anything to do
with the clothes being laundered?
I read from the link above that milk will also work. Have anyone try it?
The Sanford Ink Company used to have a big page of instructions for
ballpoint-ink stains, depending on what kind of ballpoint ink it was.
Now they skip (no pun intended) all that and recommend Amodex.
Amodex is a French soap sold in little bottles. It's on the web.
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