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Help - Biro stain on uniform!

Shellywelly Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I stupidly put my uniform in the washer on high heat with a biro in the pocket. Now have 2 stains on it 1 on each side and they are not coming away. Treated with Vanish and shoved it back in the wash - made no difference. So sprayed it with hairspray and blotted it - made a tiny amount of difference but not much!

Anyone know of any products you can use to buy or anything that would be lying around at home. My uniform is pale grey heavy cotton so not suitable for bleaching.
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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1 Like #1
Milk works well with fresh biro ink, not sure if it'll make any difference now it's been washed?
#2
Youve got pen on you
#3
MrGrumpyman
Milk works well with fresh biro ink, not sure if it'll make any difference now it's been washed?


Ah didn't think of that one - its really deep stain so not sure if it will work but will try it. Prob is that it happened in the wash so was already set :x

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#4
Shellywelly
Ah didn't think of that one - its really deep stain so not sure if it will work but will try it. Prob is that it happened in the wash so was already set :x

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You're welcome, hope you get it sorted :-D
#5
Try rubbing red biro over it, similar to the red wine/white wine technique :thumbsup:
#6
transit
Try rubbing red biro over it, similar to the red wine/white wine technique :thumbsup:


Lol if only that would work! Haha I was considering running a white crayon to turn the black to grey though....
#7
what uniform?

at first i read bird stain
#8
YOu can buy stain removers for a specific stain, I think they are called stain devils,
#9
Shellywelly
Lol if only that would work! Haha I was considering running a white crayon to turn the black to grey though....


Try it with pencil first, at least you can rub it out if it doesnt :thumbsup:;-)
1 Like #10
If you have already 'washed the stain in' dab it wth some nail varnish remover & pop back in the washer again :thumbsup:
#11
wendy56
If you have already 'washed the stain in' dab it wth some nail varnish remover & pop back in the washer again :thumbsup:


Thanks I will try this. Rep given
#12
wendy56
If you have already 'washed the stain in' dab it wth some nail varnish remover & pop back in the washer again :thumbsup:


Good idea, but suggest you do the dabbing on a bit of spare material if poss, around a hem or sommat just to make sure the nail varnish remover doesn't dissolve the material if it's synthetic :thumbsup:
#13
as mentioned these are always good

http://www.stainslayer.com/products/large/stain_devils.jpg
#15
Thanks for all the replies... afraid nothing has worked. The Acetone was the best but stain too deep now :-( Prob is I have got rather larger round the middle so my other uniforms have grown tight and this is it! Yikes will have to try and position my fob watch and name badge to attemped to cover the stains!
#16
Tip Ex it out.
#17
fellermelad
Tip Ex it out.


haha would if you could get grey tip ex!

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