My husband left an ink pen in his shirt, we found out after we went to pull the clothes out of the dryer. Ink is everywhere, on the dryer drum and on all the clothes. Any suggestions as to how to remove the ink from the clothes?

Similar Q
  • How to get rid of unknown blue stains in clothes? - we use a co op washer and dryer…my husband had been doing a load of laundry and when he pulled them out of the dryer the clothes had all kinds of blue spots all over (almost marker like color) on every piece of clothing in there. I’ve tried all I can think of…extra detergent, stain
  • How to get blue ink out of clothes? - Well…after doing my laundry, I was pulling clothes out of they dryer when I noticed that a bunch of them had little blue marks on them from a pen, which I found after folding a few more shirts, that was hiding in the pocket of my scrubs from work…So being that most stain removers
  • How do I remove ink from a shirt? - My son left his ink pen in his pocket and it ran through the wash machine and the dryer. Now ink is all over his boyscout shirt. I washed it a 2nd time and put Shout on the spots. It only lightened it a little. It is made of 67%
  • How do you get ink out of clothes?!? - I actually have 2 questions 1. I was washing clothes today and my boyfriends mother put them in the dryer cause we went out to dinner but it got all over my clothes but it didn’t get any ink in the washer why?! 2. how do you get ink out of clothes?! User tags:Can you get
  • Ink removal from cotton clothes? - An ink pen was washed and dried in the dryer. Now there is ink all over my to get it out? I have tried alcohol and hairspray. I will try baking soda and oxy clean. Any other suggestions? User tags:Can you get ink out of clothing that he has been put in the drierink in
  • How do you get ink-pen stains out of your dryer machine? Ink stain has been inside the dryer for about 1 week. - I washed clothes not knowing there was a blue ink-pen in the clothes, now the whole inside of my dryer is stained with ink. I have tried GooGone, and Mr. Clean Erasers, and still it wont come out. Can anybody help me out? User tags:Can you get ink out of clothing that he has
  • How do i get ink out of a t shirt - i have a red t shirt, my pen exploded and i didnt realize and got a few dabs on my shirt, i put it through the laundry machine and dryer, sat in my closet for about 2 weeks, is there anything i can do now to get it out User tags:Can you get ink out of


    1. Eeek – ink pen in a dryer is bad news. Here are some tips for removing ink from clothes and the dryer itself. Hope they help!This tip is from our Stainbuster Tool:Removing Ink from Fabric1. Sponge with a dry-cleaning solvent until the ink stops bleeding.2. Rinse thoroughly.3. Sponge the stain with rubbing alcohol. Let it air-dry.4. If the stain remains, rub liquid laundry detergent into the stain. Let it stand overnight.5. Rinse.6. Apply prewash stain remover.7. Launder.This tip is from an article on fixing common appliance problems:What’s wrong? A pen got into the dryer, and the drum and laundry are streaked with ink.What to do: First, salvage the clothes with GHRI Good Buy Award winner Shout Advanced Gel, and start the washer. Next, attack splotches on the dryer’s drum with laundry prewash spray or an alcohol-based hairspray spritzed on a cloth. Wash the smears with water and liquid dish detergent, and run some wet rags through a drying cycle to wipe out leftover ink. For other stain removal tips, check out our Stainbuster Tool: [external link]

    2. What I do – as a last resort – is use hair spray. When you spray it on, you will see that the stain starts to dissolve. After you have left it on for about a minute, rinse and then use a stain treatment (I just use some tide). Then wash item in warmest water the fabric will tolerate- hot is best. I have never ruined anything this way but you can never be sure. As for the dryer drum – try Goo Gone – it’s at every hardware store. Just make sure to rinse it off before you dry something again – works great with crayons in the dryer too!Good Luck!Susan.