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How to Get Ink Out Of Clothing

Take aritcle of clothing, using hairspray in the aersol can, spray the area
heavily, at least for 45 seconds.

Place article in washing machine with the regular laundry, and when finished all the ink will be gone.

So great to have you favorite blouse, or pants back again!

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hello,i was washing my cloths the other night and a pen happened to be one of my pockets. The pen didn't explode in the washer but it did in the dryer. It ruined some of my cloths which is no big deal.The inside of the dryer has ink splats all over it including the door.I've tried several cleaners and nothing seems to take it off 100%.It also looks like it could be a marker too. What kind of paint can i use to dab over the ink or marker stains. thank you


Hairspray is an excellent solution to the ballpoint pen ink problem. Buy the cheapest you can find and spray, let the spray sit on the spots for a few seconds and wipe with a paper towel. Keep doing this until the spot is removed. This also works on fabrics as well. As a former teacher, my red grading pen ruined several of my white shirts. I used my husband's $1.29 can of hairspray and saved over $100 in garments. He was pretty angry about my using all his hairspray but when I pointed out the money saved by not having to purchase new blouses, he relented. I keep a can of hairspray in my laundry room at all times.

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Spray hairspray onto cotton and wipe off. Then wipe out the hairspray with a clean damp cloth before drying again.

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Try spraying with hair spray or another spray product that won't stain. You are not using the product. The propellant is a good solvent. Hair spray and Lysol are my favorites as they don't seem to stain. RIT dye color remover may also work. If it is a large area your are probably out of luck.

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