Asked on Oct 11, 2013

Dried ink on a white lab coat how to remove the ink???

by Kimberly
An ink pen leaked on my lab coat and my kids wash and dried it before I found it....HELP.....
  9 answers
  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Oct 11, 2013
    Id start with some rubbing alcohol...then move into the more agressive solvents.
  • HappyGrandmaGA HappyGrandmaGA on Oct 12, 2013
    Soak it in Biz for a couple of days and then rub it with hands under the water. Wash with bleach and some white towels in warm water. Biz is the only thing that works for me on various stains including grass & mud stains in my granddaughter's pants on the knees from playing on the playground at school each day.
  • Rosemary Hesse Rosemary Hesse on Oct 12, 2013
    Soak a thin cloth with Hydron Peroxide and let it sit on the stain for about an hour. Also add a bit more to the cloth after you cover the stain. When removing the cloth, first dab the area then wipe in an upward motion, If the first application does not get it all, try again. I have used this method on ALL kinds of stains including dried blood. It works. Good luck,
  • Pat Pat on Oct 12, 2013
    You can buy an ink removal product in the laundry section of Walmart.
  • LandlightS LandlightS on Oct 12, 2013
    Anyone old enough to remember good old fashion "Hair Spray" Aqua net use to work great on white jackets I use to wear at the pharmacy where I worked in my high school years. I bet it still works great. Spray on and rub out, Gary
  • Holly Davidson Holly Davidson on Dec 20, 2016

    I had a set ink stain on a white lab coat, I didn't know the pen was in the coat until after I pulled it out of the dryer... there was 3 giant ink stains plus a couple little ones too! I was soooo upset! But trust me, there's hope!!! I used rubbing alcohol first, I would put a paper towel under one side, pour a little on the stain, soak and blot repeatdetly ( I tried using a damp cloth too) I was then stuck with a half gone stain and still thought I was going to have to replace this 100$ stupid coat (it's for school, so the coat is very important, and one with huge stains would look unprofessional.)

    so then moved to soaking in bleach and warm for 20-30 mins... It didn't really do anything.

    next was rubbing alcohol, dawn dish soap, and baking soda. 10-15 mins, light and hard scrubbing with a toothbrush. This helped more. I was down to a barely but still noticeable stain that made me still question if I'd have to buy another coat.

    next I tried shand sanitizer, hand massaging it in the stain for 10 mins and then hand wash In the sink and ...Nothing.

    I gave it my last and final option with nail polish remover, using the same (paper towel underneath, pour a little, then blot with paper towel) method with some toothbrush scrubbing action .... And BOOM! remaning ink was completely gone with in 2-3 mins!

    I was flabbergasted ! Hope this helps anyone too!

  • Sauve Sauve on Dec 21, 2016

    There is a stain remover for artists. It works quite well. You can get it at amazon but I am posting the link to the home page. I'm an artist and this works better than anything else I have ever used. However, if the ink is Sharpie, I don't think it will work. And if the article of clothing has been wash, heater dried or ironed, it may not work as well.

  • Bee Bee on Dec 21, 2016

    Since the garment went through the dryer, it is probably permanent...If the garment is not 100% cotton, don't use bleach. Just some facts.

  • Dgreen Dgreen on Dec 21, 2016

    Cheap hair spray. Watch the ink dissolve.