Getting Ink out--HELP!!

Updated on January 22, 2008
L.S. asks from Galveston, TX
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Oh gack--I went to take a load of laundry out of the dryer and there was ink EVERYWHERE! Seems my husband had a pen in his work pants and it exploded in the dryer. So needless to say the whole load is spotted, streaked and blobbed with ink--and the inside of my dryer is covered. What do I do? How do I get it out? The load of clothes was darks so some things its harder to see on then others, but even the black stuff you can still see discoloration. And then the dryer--I am scared to put any thing else in it at this point--will the ink reheat and bleed on everything??
Please tell me some one else has done this!! How do I fix it?

Thank you!!

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use a hairspray -- it wil definitely work!



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I use Solumel & Prespot to get out ink stains & they both work great for me! I would recommend using straight Melaleuca Oil on the stain w/Prespot as well. Then wash in MelaPower as usual. If the inside of your washer is stained I would run the washer on hot w/an ounce or two of Solumel (no clothes). I suspect this would get the stains out. I would also try spraying the Solumel directly on the stains inside your washer. I have used Solumel on ink stains on carpet, clothes, & even a computer screen! No damage and the stains are gone. :)



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I use hairspray just like the other suggestion. It works for me!


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