Ink (Ballpoint)

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Tips And Tricks

Solve Ink (Ballpoint) Stains At Home

We’ll admit it. Shout® products aren’t always the answer, but when they aren’t, we’ll always tell you what is.

  • Step 1. Check the label. Make sure your garment is colorfast and washable and says nothing about being “dry-clean only.” If the item meets both of those requirements, you’re ready for Step 2.
  • Step 2. Place the stain face-down on white paper towels.
  • Step 3. Sponge the stain with rubbing alcohol or acetone (a nail polish remover containing acetone can also be used).
  • Step 4. Wash your stained clothing in the warmest water your item recommends.

Shout® Pro Tip. Acetone can damage some fabrics. Test on a hidden area first. Do not use acetone on dynel, acetate or spandex.

Shout® Warning. Use solvents in a well-ventilated room as fumes can cause illness. Do not use solvents near an open flame or an electrical outlet. Close container securely.

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On the Go

Shout® Wipes

Solve Ballpoint Ink Stains On the Go with Shout® Wipes

Portability is what makes Shout® Wipes the best product for this type of stain.

  • Step 1. Act fast. Put an absorbent cloth or towel behind the stain.
  • Step 2. Use Shout® Wipes according to label instructions and you should be stain free.

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