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 ... More » Technology

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 » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

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
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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

"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 » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal