How to remove ink on white pants?

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The spot is about the size of a quarter. I have not tried anything yet.
Thank you all very much.
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  • Eglehawk Eglehawk on Jun 04, 2015
    I used to wait tables always ended up with ink on me. We used hair spray on it.

  • Ella Sefa Ella Sefa on Jun 04, 2015
    rubbing alcohol will remove ink also

  • G G on Jun 04, 2015
    Either alcohol or hairspray may work well provided you have not tried other things on it.

  • Linda Linda on Jun 04, 2015
    I agree with the rest. Hairspray than immediately cold water with a little bit of soap with remove the ink. I waited a lot of tables and had the same problem.

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Jun 04, 2015
    Hairspray!

  • Louise Vincent Louise Vincent on Jun 05, 2015
    Hair Spray will do it. Spray use a tooth brush.

  • Turn wrong side out spray hairspray on spot and launder. If it all did not come out try again before drying.

  • Janet Myers Janet Myers on Jun 05, 2015
    If that does not work I have used dish soap scrubed in with a tooth brush. Then wash as usual. I have used this to get motor oil out of yellow pants and it worked well.

  • Kathy Meador Wells Kathy Meador Wells on Jun 05, 2015
    If all else fails there is a product my husband uses to get paint off his work shirts. It is made by goo gone. Works well.

  • Nancy Huntington Nancy Huntington on Jun 05, 2015
    I have not tried this on much, but on grape kool-aid on my carpet, is white vinger and dawn. I put it a spray bottle and use it to clean all kinds of stain and to clean my tub.

  • LWellborn LWellborn on Jun 05, 2015
    My mom told me to spray ink spots with hair spray and re- wash after I washed a pen with my good clothes. Took them out.

  • Sandy Hoffart Sandy Hoffart on Jun 05, 2015
    Windex window cleaner. My husband is a printer, so this has been used a lot at my house. Hair spray works ok also.

  • S. Roy S. Roy on Jun 05, 2015
    Regular rubbing alcohol. Put a paper towel under the spot and drip the alcohol on top keep blotting as you add alochol. Then wash as usual. This always worked on my nurses uniforms.

  • Alf1751978 Alf1751978 on Jun 05, 2015
    I've also had ink stains and I used non-aerosol hair spray. The pump kind is what you want. Sometimes you may need to spray it a few times, but always rinse in cold water. I've heard that heat "sets" the stain.

  • Shirley Hamilton Shirley Hamilton on Jun 05, 2015
    I used to work in a dry cleaner and we always used regular hair spray and then either wash or dry cleaned the garment.

  • Kathy Schoenwandt Kathy Schoenwandt on Jun 06, 2015
    I have used cheap hairspray, like Aquanet. No extra ingredients. Usually works.

  • Cindy Moore Cindy Moore on Jun 06, 2015
    If it just doesn't want to come out think about making more ink stains elsewhere for a new look! Put a button in the middle? Stencil something around it? put a patch over it and other patches elsewhere?

  • Dee Beckham Dee Beckham on Jun 06, 2015
    If you are out and this occurs use your hand sanitizer immediately. Alcohol based works well.

  • Jean Jean on Jun 06, 2015
    When I was in the Navy and we had to wear whites and my husband would leave a pen in his pocket and I'd wash the load with that pen...it was hard. But spot correcting with cheap hair spray (I used Aquanet) for the worst stains then washing in cold water with bluing worked well. I have a hard time finding bluing nowadays, have to special order it from an old fashioned hard ware store but it works.

  • Tina Tina on Jun 07, 2015
    Hairspray! Spray the ink on both sides and soak it up with a dry cloth. A friend of mine spilled coffee on her white dress, I used the hairspray trick and the stain completely disappeared. Once it dried, we couldn't even tell where the stain had been. I SWEAR BY IT!

  • Vicki LB Vicki LB on Jun 09, 2015
    Isop alcohol.

  • Mother Mother on May 17, 2016
    BEFORE YOU USE HAIRSPRAY ... because you haven't told us what kind of ink it is, or what kind of fabric .... spray with lukewarm water or soda water, using a spray bottle with a good, strong spray, and blot with clean tissues or cloth between each spray. It should begin to break down the ink. You'll probably get most of it out this way, and it has the advantage of not setting the ink. If so, keep up the spray/blot routine until the tissues/cloth comes away clean. What is left will then come off with rubbing alcohol or eucalyptus oil, followed by a good wash.