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INK (BALL-POINT)

Stain Appearance
Can be any color, usually blue or black, absorbed

Contains
Basic or soluble aniline dyes, insoluble organic solvents, oils, resins, gums, binding agents such as shellac, varnish or petroleum

Cleaning Directions
  • Apply alcohol and blot, or use wet/dry vacuum
  • Repeat as needed
  • Apply dry-cleaning 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