To remove ballpoint ink stains from clothing, place the garment on a clean cloth, dab the stained area with rubbing alcohol, and then dab it with a clean cloth until the ink stain is gone. Rinse the item thoroughly, treat the stain with laundry detergent, and then launder the garment.
- Place the clothing on a clean cloth
Place the stained clothing on top of a clean, dry cloth or towel.
- Dab the stain with rubbing alcohol
Use a different clean cloth to dab rubbing alcohol all over the stained area. The stain may bleed through to the cloth underneath. Move the clothing to a different spot on the cloth or towel should this occur.
- Dab the stain with a clean cloth
Dab the stain repeatedly with a clean wet cloth until all of the ink is gone.
- Apply laundry detergent to the stain
Apply laundry detergent to the area where the stain was, and allow it to sit for three to five minutes.
- Launder the clothing
Launder the clothing using the hottest water setting that is safe for the clothes. Do not dry the clothes unless the stain is completely gone.
- Repeat the process with fingernail polish remover
If the stain remains, repeat the process using fingernail polish remover in place of rubbing alcohol.