Sometimes your ball-pen betrays you. Don’t let the ink stain ruin your blouse, jeans or bag.

When the stain is on your clothes:

Before you take any of the following measures, keep in mind that they are not suitable for delicate fabrics. Apply hand sanitizer on a gentle brush and scrub the stain, then wipe with a cloth. You can also use a sponge and water and peroxide solution to remove the stain.

When the stain is on a vinyl item:

Use a hand sanitizer or a water and detergent solution to softly brush the spot off. Dry the surface with a cloth or some kitchen paper.

In every case, always read the manufacturer instructions if there are any, before you do anything. Then proceed with a small test patch. If any doubt, consult a professional cleaner.