Tip: Check Out What I Used to Remove Pen Ink From My Winter Coat!

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Has anyone ever tried using hairspray to remove pen ink? It totally works!!
I have a blog post showing the details over here! http://wp.me/pUbK5-tXz
Check out the video too!
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  • Jan Koelsch Jan Koelsch on Jan 18, 2017
    That definitely is an old hack. Works like a charm.

  • Maura White Maura White on Jan 18, 2017
    Charm indeed!
  • Deb Deb on Jan 18, 2017
    Rubbing alcohol works about the same. I've used on clothing, purses that accidentally got marked, etc. and nearly always have been happy.
  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Jan 18, 2017
    Thanks, I just saw a mark on my new table cloth. I hope it works on polyester.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 19, 2017
    This is very very good to know, thank you!
  • Shirley Ring Shirley Ring on Jan 19, 2017
    I've used it for years to get ballpoint out of uniforms.
  • Jan Koelsch Jan Koelsch on Jan 19, 2017
     Also if you get blood on a garment, peroxide will take it out and not hurt the fabric. An assistant at my doctor's office told me that I had a blood draw and the blood oozed from under the bandaid onto my sweater. Worked like a charm and did not hurt the sweater.
  • Mable Mable on Jan 20, 2017
    It will also take ink off vinyl or leather. I used it on an automobile seat back.
  • Maura White Maura White on Jan 20, 2017
    Thank jan for that tip!
  • Darlenestrenn Darlenestrenn on Jan 20, 2017
    it works great Have been using this for years
  • Bet14217565 Bet14217565 on Jan 20, 2017
    My Granddaughter left a pen in her work apron and ruined about $200.00 worth of clothes. She had a real melt down and I told her to get 2 cans of cheap hair spray at the dollar store. We started with the clothes with the least amount of marking and worked all day until we had the very worst of her clothes completely clear of any ink. She thanked me many, many times. If I get a spot of ink on my clothes i run get the hair spray. Wet the spot and scrape with a fingernail. Comes right off.



    • Yvonne Yvonne on Jan 21, 2017
      Thanks for the hair spray tip! I wonder if it would work on permanent marker ink?? My Granddaughter age 4yrs got a hold of a permanent marker and marked up her clothes, I have tried everything else on it!
  • Jean Jean on Jan 20, 2017
    I was in the Navy for many years and our dress uniforms were all white. Always ink marks! And sometimes like you say, husband would leave a pen in his pocket! What a mess in the washer. I thank my mother for teaching me about the hairspray trick years ago. Also how to use bluing instead of bleach to get whiter whites with no yellow. It's hard to find anymore but still around some places (Amazon!) - plus you can do amazing crystal-production science experiments with your kids (bluing plus borax!)
    • Jan Jan on Jan 23, 2017
      oh wow wow! thank you for info regarding bluing! I was looking for an alternative for bleach that doesn't yellow! I just bought one from Amazon to try! Navy rocks!
  • Maura White Maura White on Jan 21, 2017
    Awesome story! Thanks for sharing!!!
  • Maura White Maura White on Jan 21, 2017
    Cool! I want to try the crystal making!
  • S.s7448813 S.s7448813 on Jan 21, 2017
    what about suede?
  • Maura White Maura White on Jan 21, 2017
    Haven't tried this on suede. I know on smooth leather it works. Has anyone else here tried it on suede?
  • Ljr10627467 Ljr10627467 on Jan 22, 2017
    Don't use hairspray on dry clean only fabrics, they can't remove it. Take it to them and they will use their own solvents. Wouldn't use it on suede either, or exotic leathers.
  • Maura White Maura White on Jan 22, 2017
    Thanks Ljrshaw!
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jan 22, 2017
    I have used this for years. Great to post it for the younger crowd. You have to be careful and not rub the stain...the fabric will nap up!

  • Teresa Teresa on Jan 22, 2017
    I have been doing this all my life, my Mom did it. I thought everyone knew this..LOL
  • Irene Gronewald Irene Gronewald on Jan 22, 2017
    apples cut them in half. or use .lemon slices grapefruit in bowl of water ..if have floor registers...put bowls on them...help humidify...or just take vanilla and heat it up in pan or oven a few min. add a little water