To remove ink stains from clothing, apply alcohol to the stain, and blot the garment until the ink is no longer visible. Wash the stained area with detergent or soap. Treat persistent stains with a laundry pretreatment p... More »

Many pen ink stains are not permanent if treated or laundered properly. Water-based ink stains are the easiest to remove. Ballpoint-ink stains are more difficult to remove, and permanent-ink stains are the most difficult... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

"Hints from Heloise," the popular column offering household cleaning advice, has stain removal tips from how to remove everything from ballpoint pen ink to grass stains. To remove pen ink, place the item face down on pap... More »

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, trea... More »

Remove ballpoint pen ink from a white shirt by applying rubbing alcohol to the stain and blotting with a clean white towel, according to If that doesn't work, follow with an application of foaming shaving crea... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

To remove permanent marker stains from clothing, address the stain as soon as possible after it occurs, spread the garment over a pile of dry paper towels and apply rubbing alcohol or a stain removing product to the clot... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

To remove a ballpoint ink stain from cotton, place a clean cloth underneath the stain to catch any ink transfer, spray with hairspray and blot, then dab at the stain with rubbing alcohol; resort to a baking soda paste fo... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal