Ink (Ballpoint)

Stain: Can be any color, usually blue, absorbed
Contains:  Basic, or soluble aniline dyes, insoluble organic solvents, oils, resins, gums, binding agents such as shellac, varnish or petroleum

  • Apply drycleaning solvent.

  • Apply POG, blot.

  • Apply drycleaning solvent, blot.

  • Apply amyl acetate if available, or acetone (except on acetate fibers).

  • If stain remains, apply rust remover or oxalic acid solution.

  • Bleaching (or professional stripping) may be necessary.