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Ink Stains

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  • Removing Dry Ink Stains

    How do I remove a dry ink stain? I have already tried hairspray and Clorox2. Finding a pen in your laundry after it has been through the dryer is so frustrating, the heat from the dryer makes a stain that is already difficult to get out that much har...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/25/13 66537
  • Ink Stains

    I had just finished making a beautiful quilt, cotton, not white, when I got ink on it. Can you tell me how to remove it? I envy people who can create those beautiful quilts — but you definitely have a challenge in getting rid of the ink. You didn...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/09/08 5150
  • Ink

    A signature stain

    Advice from our experts
    02/25/16 747051
  • Removing Gel Pen Ink

    I put my pen in my shirt pocket without closing it. It was a gel refill pen. The cotton seemed to draw the ink out of the pen, and I currently have a pink cotton no-iron shirt with a dime-sized black spot at the bottom of the pocket. I have not d...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/30/10 14148
  • Ink stain removal

    I want to learn more about ink stain removal. In general, I recommend a two-step process for dealing with ink stains that I hope will help you.  Before you start, you need to determine the colorfastness of the item if it’s not white.  (Note th...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/14/15 3746
  • Removing Dried, Set-In Ink Stains from a White Comforter

    I washed my bedding and went to dry it. Little did I know there was a pen in the dryer! The pen melted and got ink all over my bedding. My pillowcases came out unharmed, but my sheets and comforter did not, unfortunately. My comforter is white, so I ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/14/17 4561
  • How Do You Remove Black Ink From A White Shirt?

    I was wondering, how would you get a spot of black ink off of a white shirt? Ink varies in how difficult it is to remove because not all ink is created equal, and the type of ink matters more than the color.  Inks from gel pens and Sharpie markers ar...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/29/16 5
  • How to remove red dye out of white clothes?

    How to remove red dye out of white clothes? For the white items that picked up the red dye, first check each care label to identify the fiber content of each item so you know which ones are bleachable. You should always avoid bleaching wool, silk, mo...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    06/28/16 6234
  • Cleaning Shirts with Colored Patches

    I just purchased 5 white uniform shirts with colored shoulder patches. I do not want to send them to the dry cleaners. How do you suggest I wash them? I am concerned that if I bleach the entire wash load, the color patches might bleed into my whit...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    05/18/10 1344
  • How to Pretreat Ink Stains

    How to Pretreat Ink Stains

    Advice from our experts
    04/11/17 2016