How to Remove Uniball Ink From Fabric

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With their sleek and smooth ink texture, Uniball ink pens are among the most popular ink pens around. However one downside to the Uniball is the pen's ability to leak or drip ink and there is nothing worse than finding ugly ink stains on your favorite shirt or clothing item. Fortunately there is a cleaning method that will remove your ink stain without requiring a huge amount of elbow grease or overpriced cleaning supplies.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 cup powdered color-safe bleach
  • 1 gallon warm water
  • 3 tbsp. warm water
  • 2 cups protein based laundry detergent
  • 1 tsp. ammonia
  • Medium bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Bucket

Removal Method For Uniball Vision Pen

  • Soak the stained garment in 2 cups of skim milk for one hour.

  • Scrub the stain with a toothbrush to help loosen the ink.

  • Using a spoon mix 1 cup of powdered color-safe bleach with 3 tbsp. of warm water in a medium bowl to form a paste.

  • Place the paste on the stain.

  • Let the paste sit for one hour.

  • Scrub the paste into the stain with a toothbrush.

  • Launder the garment with a protein based detergent.

  • Repeat if needed.

Removal Method For Uniball Deluxe Pen

  • Add 1 tsp. of ammonia and 2 cups of protein based laundry detergent to a bucket containing 1 gallon of warm water.

  • Add the garment and let it soak for 30 minutes.

  • Remove the garment and scrub the stain away with a toothbrush.

  • Rinse with warm water.

  • Repeat if needed.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the garment is a dry clean only item inform the dry cleaner that the stain contains water soluble dyes. Also be sure that the cleaner uses a spotter technique.
  • Do not place the garment into the dryer until the Uniball stain has been completely removed. Placing a stained garment into the dryer will set the stain into the fabric.

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