How to remove ink stains

And, because stains can come from water-based ink or oil-based ballpoint pen ink, some are easier to remove than others. Whether you're concerned with how to remove ink from clothes like jeans, shirts, or other cottons, you’ll just need a good solvent, like rubbing alcohol, hairspray, or hand sanitizer, as well as your trusted Tide detergent for pretreating and washing. Then, start with the following steps to help tackle stubborn ink stains.