It is possible to get rid of pen ink on a variety of surfaces with nail polish remover, alcohol, milk, hairspray, cornstarch and sandpaper. Each of these products may work better on dry or still wet ink.Continue Reading
It is not uncommon for pen ink to get on clothing, walls, floors and anywhere else but the paper it is intended to write on. Luckily, there are a few things that will erase pen ink when still wet and dry.
Pour salt on still wet ink and dab at it with a clean paper towel. Wash the salt off with water and add more salt. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.
Dry pen ink can usually be removed from most clothing with hairspray. Spray the stain with the hairspray. Allow it to sit for a few moments and rub or wash off with water. Some hairsprays may leave an oily discoloration, so test it on an unseen section of fabric first.
Another option is to soak clothing with pen ink stains in milk overnight. Wash as usual the next day.
Both nail polish remover and alcohol are solvents that can be used to erase dry pen ink. Pour it on and allow to sit for a few minutes before washing. Nail polish remover can also be used to remove ink on the skin.
A paste of cornstarch and milk works to remove ink stains from carpeting. Apply the paste, allow it to dry on the carpet. Rub it away and vacuum up the dry powder later on.
Use a fine grit sandpaper to gently buff stubborn pen ink from suede clothing or shoes. Restore the nap by brushing it with a toothbrush.
Using a solvent-based, all-purpose cleaner or isopropyl alcohol usually dissolves the pen ink from the dryer drum, according to SF Gate. Before applying the cleaner to the ink, the owner should unplug it and allow the drum to cool to room temperature.Full Answer >
Blotting with rubbing alcohol removes some pen ink from leather. Removing ink from leather requires determining the type of leather and the type of ink and then using the right approach for removing the mark or spot. Suede requires professional cleaning.Full Answer >
Ink stains can be removed from clothes with laundry detergent, rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover, depending on the type of ink. Different types of ink require different treatments, explains About.com.Full Answer >
To remove permanent marker stains from fabric, saturate the stain with rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover, allow it to soak for a few minutes, then blot the stain with a clean cloth, transferring the ink to the cloth. If using nail polish remover, choose one with no added color.Full Answer >