How do I get pen ink out of a white chef's jacket??

Tina Krenz
by Tina Krenz

My son got had a pen that leaked some how all over his his chef's jacket, and we don't know how to get it out.

  10 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Aug 03, 2018

    Tina have you tried bleach?

    • Tina Krenz Tina Krenz on Aug 03, 2018

      He has a patch sewn on the jacket from the company, and it might get ruined from the bleach. We even tried oxyclean, and that didn't work.

  • Bru31074438 Bru31074438 on Aug 04, 2018

    Years ago my mother-in-law told me that hairspray removes ink stains. Though skeptical I tried it and it worked. I used hairspray in a pump not aerosol and kept spraying the stain until it started to run. Then washed the article and the stain was gone. The article was white colored. Hope it works for you.

  • Bon25230385 Bon25230385 on Aug 04, 2018

    Hair spray any kind, saturate it but don't panic as it will look like its bleeding out. Wash in cold water, line dry then repeat if needed.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Aug 04, 2018

    Oh! Bleach was not a good idea! I bought some Clorox Precision Pour Bleach Gel that you could do a color fastness test before using! Good luck!

  • Conchita Bowman Conchita Bowman on Aug 04, 2018

    Hair spray and make sure you put paper towels underneath so the ink can bleed into the paper towels. Good luck

  • Bro28963457 Bro28963457 on Aug 04, 2018

    Hairspray works well, soak the area for 5 minutes then wash as usual.

  • Christiane Christiane on Aug 04, 2018

    my sister used to pour hot milk over an ink stain. then work on removing the fat stain - easier than ink

    and it worked. Doesn't affect colours

  • Jud29723626 Jud29723626 on Aug 06, 2018

    Rubbing alcohol works as well. Soak a cotton ball with alcohol and apply it to the stained area repeatedly until the stain disappears.

  • Tina Krenz Tina Krenz on Aug 07, 2018

    Didn't work.