Useful ideas

Flowed ballpoint pen? We wash at home


Ballpoint pens can leave on the clothes not only dashes, but also whole blots. To eliminate the consequences of such a nuisance, you can use both industrial chemicals and household methods. There are a lot of them, you can choose any suitable for your fabric. Another undoubted advantage of such methods - the available tools that are used to remove stains, is in almost any home. Let's take a look at how and how to remove ink blots from clothes.

Rules for removing fresh ink stains

As soon as you find a fresh ink stain on your clothes, you should immediately take steps to remove it. Then the probability of completely getting rid of it is much higher. The order of action in this situation is as follows:

  1. Remove soiled clothing and blot the stain with a dry cloth. We must act carefully so as not to rub the ink into the fabric.
  2. To prevent spillage from spreading, sprinkle any powder on the contaminated area that can function as a sorbent (for example, starch, powder, crushed chalk, or talc). After five minutes, shake it off your clothes and blot the stain again with a paper napkin.
  3. Spread the soiled clothes on the table, pre-covering it with white paper and sprinkling it with sorbent (it will absorb ink and tools).
  4. Dip a cosmetic cotton pad in the selected stain remover and process the stain with a gentle blotting motion. To avoid its spreading, it is necessary to act from the periphery to the center. No need to rub the contaminated area in different directions. This way inks can be embedded even more firmly in fabric fibers.
  5. Periodically change the cosmetic disc to fresh.
  6. After the pre-cleaning, clothes should be washed in a typewriter, including mode, suitable for the type of fabric.
  7. If you decide to wash your clothes before washing, do not add too hot water to the basin, as ink may settle on the fabric fibers. For these purposes, suitable warm or cool water.

Using a stain remover is not at all difficult. It is enough for this to have on hand some water (preferably warm). Moisten the stain and rub it with a pencil so that foam is formed. Wait about 15 minutes, and then remove residual dirt and products with water or a damp cloth. For spots that have already dried, increase the exposure time of the pencil to about two hours. If necessary, the procedure for removing contaminants can be repeated. If you need to get rid of stains on clothes made of delicate material, do not rub it with a pencil. It is better to take a sponge, lather the agent and apply it on the problem area. You should also do with woolen products. This will save clothes from the formation of the pellet. Stain remover will help in removing contamination from food, blood, markers.

Although the pencil acts quite delicately before using it, you should still make sure that it does not harm your clothes (sometimes the fabric may fade). To do this, test the tool on an inconspicuous site.

2. In order to reduce blots, oxygen bleach will work well. Before use, be sure to read the instructions for the selected tool. There it should be described in detail, for what types of fabric it is intended for, with what pollution this bleach, the dosage and method of application can cope. If you strictly follow the recommendations of the manufacturer, you can get rid of the ink stain without losing the quality of clothes.

3. There are various tools that are designed to remove such specific contaminants as traces from an ink pen, felt-tip pen or paint (for example, "SC Gel" or "Dr.Beckmann Expert Pen and ink").

The choice of home methods for dealing with stains is very wide. And, in contrast to the store household chemicals, improvised means for removing complex dirt can be found in any home. Consider what you can use, if suddenly on the clothes showed a trace of ink.

Alcohol and alcohol-containing liquids (which contain at least 40% alcohol) are perfect for removing ink. You can take ammonia, medical alcohol or cologne. Alcohol will help to cope not only with stains from the pen, but with traces of markers. In addition, it can be used for different surfaces - fabrics, imitation leather products, plastic, glass, etc. In order to get rid of the ink blot, you need to act as follows:

  • Take a pair of cosmetic cotton pads, wet them in the selected liquid and place on the stain on both sides.
  • After the cosmetic discs have collected ink, they should be replaced with fresh ones, also moistened with alcohol.
  • As soon as the ink is no longer absorbed, take a clean cotton pad, soak it in alcohol and gently process the stain from the edges to the center.
  • With particularly severe pollution, you can wet the problem area with hydrogen peroxide, and after five minutes, rinse the clothes under running water.
  • At the end, wash the product in a typewriter on the appropriate mode.

Valerian tincture There is almost every home kit. It is very effective in the fight against ink stains and, moreover, is perfectly safe for fabric. In order to remove such complex contaminants with the help of Valerian tincture, it is necessary to act similarly to the method with alcohol. Cotton pads, moistened in this tool, absorb almost all the ink, and then remove the remnants of contamination. Valerian has a very peculiar smell. Therefore, after the cleaning process, clothes should be washed.

Milk You can remove ink stains from any of the most delicate fabric (silk or wool), without fear of spoiling it. To use it, the milk must be heated and then put the contaminated area of ​​clothing there for about 30 minutes. After soaking clothes can be washed.

Sour milk - Another product of the dairy industry, which can be processed ink stain. This thick drink can be put directly on the problem area. The exposure time is at least 30 minutes. During this period, yogurt absorbs ink. Further clothes can be washed in the machine.

Mustard suitable for removing stains from helium pens. Just mix it with a small amount of warm water and spread it on the blot. The exposure time of this tool - a day. After the set time, the clothes are washed.

Baking soda very effective in dealing with stains. But if you decide to use it to remove the ink, you should know that soda can not be used for products made of natural silk or wool. If released into alkaline medium, they may become deformed. To get rid of blots with soda, proceed as follows:

  • Mix soda with water to a thick slurry.
  • Apply the mixture to the problem area.
  • After a few minutes, wash the contamination with running water, and then wipe it with soap.
  • Wash clothes in a typewriter.

Vinegar suitable for clothing made of any fabric. Just soak the soiled area in it, and then wash the product. If the clothes are made of materials such as linen, cotton or knitwear, it is desirable to heat the vinegar to 60 degrees. Silk and woolen things better wash cold vinegar. This method of getting rid of stains is good because the fabric does not lose its color when it is used.

A mixture of hydroperitone, vinegar and potassium permanganate You can remove ink stains from white clothes. This method can be used if you just need to whiten things. You can not use this mixture for processing colored fabrics, as hydroponic may discolor them. To work you need cotton buds and two containers. Procedure:

  • Take one tablet of hydroperit and dissolve it in 50 grams of water.
  • In another pot dilute vinegar with several crystals of potassium permanganate. The correct concentration is reached when the color of the solution turns dark purple.
  • Apply a solution of vinegar ink stain (to do this, use a cotton swab).
  • Now you need to put a solution of hydroperit on top. He will remove the purple color. In order for clothing to be bleached evenly, this solution can be applied to the entire product.
  • Rinse your clothes under running water.

If you do not have hydroperox tablets in your home, you can take hydrogen peroxide instead of a solution based on it.

Toothpaste suitable for cleaning clothes from any fabric (for bright things you need to take a white paste). Just apply it on the dirt and wait until it dries. Paste no need to regret, the layer should be thick. After this treatment, the patch is stained. Similarly, regular shaving foam is used to remove ink blots.

Glycerol often used to remove various types of dirt. To remove ink from clothes with it, take glycerin and apply on blot. The approximate exposure time is about one hour. After this thing you need to rinse in a weak solution of table salt, and then wash it with soap. To enhance the effect, add alcohol to glycerin.

Vinegar to combat ink stains can be used in two ways:

  1. Prepare such a solution: in two liters of water, add 2 tablespoons of wine vinegar and 1 teaspoon of dish detergent. Soak the clothes in it and wash them after a couple of hours.
  2. Mix wine vinegar with starch to a paste. Apply the product to the blot and leave until the stain disappears. Then rinse the clothes and wash in a typewriter.

If you do not notice the stain immediately, and it has already managed to dry, remove it will have more stringent methods. Before using one of the following methods, be sure to test the prepared mixture on a small section of fabric that does not catch the eye.

A mixture of alcohol and acetone (they are diluted in proportions 1: 1) apply to the dried blot, wait a few minutes and rinse the item thoroughly with water. This method should not be used for products made of synthetics, suede and leatherette.

A mixture of alcohol and ammonia (10% ammonia) is obtained by mixing the ingredients in a ratio of 2: 1. Apply the resulting product to the stain for no longer than two minutes. Then wipe the contaminated area with a cloth moistened in vinegar (it neutralizes the action of ammonia), cover with soap and rinse with clean water. When working with ammonia, caution should be exercised - the room should be well ventilated, as its vapors can cause nasopharyngeal burns.

Turpentine may remove ink stain, but it is not used for all types of fabrics. In addition, it does not smell too good and things after such treatment will have to be washed using concentrated aromatic detergents. To remove the stain with turpentine, moisten a clean cloth in it and carefully clean the dirt from the edges to the central part. For greater efficiency, turpentine can be mixed with ammonia.

Acetone remover containing acetone,suitable for those fabrics, the paint of which is resistant to such effects (pre-test means!). This substance can remove traces of not only ink, but also markers, helium pens.

Materials such as leather and wool require special treatment. Let's take a look at what needs to be done if all of a sudden such things turn out to be smeared with ink.

1. To wipe the stain off the skin, you can use one of the following methods:

  • Take vaseline or any greasy cream, apply it to the blot and wait 5 minutes. Then erase the remnants of the cream and ink with a clean cloth.
  • Spray hairspray on the contaminated area, and then wipe it with a cosmetic disc. The procedure must be repeated as many times as necessary to completely eliminate the stain.
  • Mix finely ground salt with lemon juice. Treat the stain with the mixture, rub a little and leave for a couple of hours. Then, with a damp cloth, remove the remaining salt, wipe dry and polish the treated area with a wool cloth soaked in turpentine.
  • Apply a layer of glycerin for one hour. After wiping it off from the treated surface with a cloth.
  • Use a special pencil designed to destroy ink stains from leather goods.

Do not forget that stains from things from genuine leather can not be removed with acetone and other means in which it is contained.

2. To wash things out of wool, you can use such tools:

  • Vinegar.
  • Boiled Milk.
  • Valerian tincture.
  • Glycerol.
  • Mustard.
  • Petrol soap (can be replaced with purified kerosene). Apply the product on the stain, leave for a few minutes, and then wash the thing with an agent that is used to care for woolen fabrics.

Ink blots from dripping ballpoint pen - a complex pollution. But with certain knowledge of various home and industrial stain removers, you can quite effectively get rid of them by spending a minimum of time and effort.