How does one remove ball point pen ink from a light colored shirt?

  14 answers
  • Wanita Strong Wanita Strong on Mar 28, 2017
    cheap hairspray and then wash as usual. Always worked for me.

  • Amapola Amapola on Mar 28, 2017
    Rubbing alcohol, and then wash. Works every time.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 28, 2017

  • Donna Polcari-Valladares Donna Polcari-Valladares on Mar 28, 2017
    Hairspray works for me.

  • JaineyCakes JaineyCakes on Mar 30, 2017
    plain alcohol. I cleaned my white uniform with it.

  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 30, 2017
    if it a gel ink style pen, use carpet cleaner.

  • Pur22263160 Pur22263160 on Mar 31, 2017
    I've used hydrogen peroxide, hairspray, and rubbing alcohol (each worked great)! So If one doesn't work, try another.

  • Wendy Wendy on Mar 31, 2017
    Aerosol hairspray is the safest thing to use. Just spray some on and blot it off with a paper towel and wash as usual. Peroxide can damage some fabrics and/or dyes. Go for the safest thing first.

  • Ella Frierson Bond Ella Frierson Bond on Apr 01, 2017
    It is alcohol in the hairspray that works. Use rubbing alcohol without all the spray residue!

  • Kathryn Sanderson Kathryn Sanderson on Apr 02, 2017
    Yep, hairspray or rubbing alcohol. I think the alcohol is cheaper, but I'm not sure.

  • Pbu15938075 Pbu15938075 on Apr 06, 2017
    Hairspray won the race! Really best solution!

  • Suz22444502 Suz22444502 on Apr 11, 2017
    I use Hydrogin peroxide and BLUE dawn dish soap. It has to be the BLUE dawn. Use ratio of 2 peroxide to 1 dawn. I make a big bottle up of it and store it under the sink. then just put some in a plastic tub and put the blouse or whatever you have in it. Just let it sit and every so often stir it up. Let soak till it's white or gone even if it takes overnight! This works for ALL stains, blood, ink, tomato sauces etc. I have not found anything it does not remove if your patient!!!

  • Joan Joan on Apr 14, 2017
    I work in healthcare. Soak it in milk!

  • Dorothy Maurer Dorothy Maurer on May 08, 2017
    When I worked at a high school, I found a product called Carbona that worked very well for me. They have specific products for stains such as: ink, ketchup, oil, etc. as well as a prewash treatment that works very well. I use these products a lot.