How to Remove Blue Ink Pen Stains

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    Clothing

    • 1). Put a rag on the underside of the ink stain to prevent it from bleeding onto unaffected areas of the clothing.

    • 2). Dampen a clean rag with dry cleaning solvent, and dab the solvent onto the ink stain. Move to a clean part of the rag to continue sponging with dry cleaning solvent until the blue ink is no longer transferring to the rag. Rinse the area well with cool water.

    • 3). Dampen another clean rag with rubbing alcohol. Put a fresh cloth on the underside of the stain, and dab the alcohol onto the ink spot. Let the garment sit to air-dry.

    • 4). Put a few drops of laundry detergent onto the spot if any ink remains. Rub it in, and let the garment set overnight.

    • 5). Rinse the garment the next day under cool water. Then, apply a laundry pretreatment product to the area, and launder as usual.

    Carpet

    • 1). Make a paste in a bowl with 3 parts milk and 1 part cornstarch. Smooth the paste onto the blue ink stain.

    • 2). Wait two to three hours for the paste to dry. Brush up the paste with a dry rag, and then vacuum the carpet.

    • 3). Moisten a clean rag with dry cleaning solvent to remove any traces of the ink. Dab the dry cleaning solvent onto the ink stain, and then soak up the liquid with a dry cloth.

    • 4). Mix 1 tbsp. of dish soap, 2 cups of warm water and 1 tbsp. of vinegar into a clean bowl if the stain is still there. Dab the concoction onto the stain with a clean rag, and blot it with another clean rag to soak up the moisture. Alternate dabbing on the vinegar mixture, then blotting with a dry rag until the ink stain is gone.

    • 5). Sponge cold water onto the affected area of the carpet to rinse. Blot with a clean rag to dry.

    Walls

    • 1). Soak a rag with undiluted white vinegar, and sponge the vinegar onto the ink spot.

    • 2). Allow the vinegar to set on the spot for a few minutes. Then, scrub the wall gently with the vinegar-soaked rag until the ink disappears.

    • 3). Rinse the wall with a clean rag and water, and then dry thoroughly.

    Upholstery

    • 1). Moisten a clean rag with dry cleaning solvent.

    • 2). Dab the dry cleaning solvent onto the blue ink spot. Blot the area with a dry rag to absorb the moisture. Repeat this process of sponging on the solvent, and then blotting with a dry rag until the ink is gone.

    • 3). Sponge rubbing alcohol onto the spot if the upholstery is leather. Let it set for about 30 minutes, and then blot up the alcohol with a soft cloth. Rinse the leather by wiping it with a clean rag and a solution of 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1 qt. of warm water. Wipe the leather again with a damp cloth, and then dry thoroughly.

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