Ball pen and other types of ink are very tough stains to take out. So to remove them effectively, they need to be pre-treated. One of the most effective solution to remove ink stains from clothes is Ariel washing powder. So follow the instructions below and get rid of those pesky ball pen ink or ink stains in the 1st go.
A pen is made for writing. Generally, though, that means writing on paper, not on your clothes. Yet sometimes accidents do happen. Whether from a leaked ballpoint pen or some misplaced doodles, clothes covered in ink aren’t always the best look.
An old myth is that hairspray is the perfect tool for ink stain removal. Yet there is another way that doesn’t involve experimenting – and Ariel knows that way. Watch our step by step guide on how to get rid of ink stains from clothing, or read the instructions below.
Removing ink stains
Prepare a Soaking Solution
Next, pre-treat the ink stained garment. Fill a sink or bucket with warm water and add half a scoop of Ariel Powder. Mix the solution by hand until the detergent is completely dissolved.
Add your ink stained garments to the solution and leave to soak for an hour. If the stained garment keeps floating to the top, place a white towel on top of it to keep it fully immersed in the soaking solution.
Preparing for wash
Gently wring out the excess water before adding it to your wash with similar items.
Add detergent based on the instructions on your pack.
Load your garment into the washing machine with other, similar items and wash on your usual cycle, at the highest temperature shown on the care label.
After the wash cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
Effective stain removal on many stains
Ink stains may be uncommon, but they do happen. Often they’ll happen alongside other more common stains like coffee or fruit. When that does happen, don’t worry. Ariel has you covered against many tough stains.
Choose Ariel Automatic Powder for full automatic washing machines or Ariel Powder for regular machines for great tough stain removal on your favourites. So you can say goodbye to ink stains and much more in 1 wash.