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How do you get ink out of clothes?

My daughter colored on her clothes the other day with a pen and I can't get the stain out. Anyone know of a good way to get it out?

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Asked by mom23girls555 at 1:21 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Place the washable garment on a towel, stain-side down. Lightly dampen a cloth with rubbing alcohol (test an inconspicuous area of the garment first to make sure the fabric is alcohol-safe), and use this to dab the stain from the opposite side of the fabric -- just dab, don’t rub. Don’t dab from the stain side, which can push ink further into the fabric. Continue dabbing until no more ink comes off onto the dabbing cloth or towel beneath. (Move the towel frequently so that there is always a clean area under the stain to absorb the ink.)

    Apply stain pretreater or liquid laundry detergent directly to the remaining ink stain, let it set for a few minutes, then wash according to the garment’s care instructions. Air-dry.

    Never put any stained item into a dryer. The dryer’s heat makes any stain that remains more difficult to remove.

    Answer by vicesix at 1:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Thank you!

    Comment by mom23girls555 (original poster) at 7:18 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

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