How to Remove Ink Stains

Natural Ink Stain Removal Recipe

While not the most challenging of all the possible stains you’ll have to fight in your life, ink from ballpoint pen stains can be a pain if you don’t catch them before you wash your clothes, so getting to them early is key. This simple technique should have the stain out in one wash without too much effort:

  1. Place a white towel on a hard surface and then put the fabric stain-side-down onto the towel.
  2. Pour rubbing alcohol through the stain and repeat if necessary, being sure to move the fabric around so that the ink doesn’t redeposit itself onto your garment.
  3. Rinse with cold water and then launder as usual.

It's that easy! If you've stained your carpet, review our guide to carpet stains for recipes and solutions


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