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How do you remove ballpoint pen ink?

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Several common household items can be used to remove ballpoint pen ink from clothing, including rubbing alcohol, shaving cream and hairspray. If none of these options work, it may be necessary to use a specialty product such as spot remover or dry cleaning fluid.

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How do you remove ballpoint pen ink?
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To remove a spot of ballpoint pen ink, rub the solution of your choice into the stain. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to loosen the ink from the fibers, then blot the stain with a clean cloth or white paper towel. After removing as much of the ink as possible, wash the item according to its regular cleaning directions.

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