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Q: Ball point ink stains.  A ball point pen broke in my dryer. How do I get the ink out of the clothes (all cotton)? -- Helen Reply  Helen Granberry (Ref:0646 )

A: Most experts advise using methylated spirits (methyl alcohol), followed by a wash. UK based readers are fortunate for they can easily buy a "Stain Devil", a range of chemical stain removers, one of which is designed to remove ballpoint stains. They are available but less easily found in the US. The manufacturers are a company called Carbona, www.carbona.com  -- www.qznaz.com 

A: Stain Devils  Hi, I notice in the how to remove stains section, someone recommended "Stain Devil" and implied that it was not readily available, except in the UK. If you ask your search engine to find "Westons", they are a pharmaceutical supply company that advertise on the web, and have "Stain Devils" for all manner of stains. -- P.J.Morant. --  17 Jan 2003

A: Use hairspray -- Davina Martin

 

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