How to Get G2 Pen Ink Out of Clothes

Written by Laura Walker / Fact checked by Leilani Carroll

How to Get G2 Pen Ink Out of Clothes

Accidents happen, and one common mishap is getting G2 pen ink stains on your clothes. But fret not!

In this blog post, we will explore effective methods to remove those stubborn ink stains and save your favorite garments. Keep reading to learn how to get G2 pen ink out of clothes.

Ways to Get Pen Ink Out of Clothes (G2)

Method 1: Machine Washing



  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Bleach-free stain remover for colored clothes, or a 1:3 bleach-water solution for white garments
  • Mild detergent
  • Water

Steps to follow

Step 1: Pre-Treat the Stain


Squeeze a small amount of alcohol-based hand sanitizer directly onto the ink stain.

Gently rub the stained area with your fingers, allowing the sanitizer to penetrate the fabric. Be cautious not to spread the stain further.

Let the hand sanitizer sit on the stain for about 5-10 minutes. This allows the sanitizer to break down the ink particles. But do not let the solution dry on the fabric.

Step 2: Wash the Garment


Place the treated garment in the washing machine, and load it with your detergent and a cup of stain remover.

Wash the clothes on a regular cycle with hot water to lift the ink stain from the fabric.

Step 3: Inspect the Result


After the washing cycle is complete, carefully examine the stained area to check if the ink stain has been removed.

If the stain is still visible, repeat the process with the same or a different stain removal method until the ink is completely gone from the fabric.

Method 2: Hand Washing



  • Vinegar and 70% rubbing alcohol
  • Salt
  • Bowl for mixing the cleaning solution
  • Cotton balls
  • Warm water
  • Cleaning brush
  • Mild detergent

Steps to follow:

  1. Mix equal amounts of vinegar and rubbing alcohol, then use the resulting solution to rub the stain. You can use cotton balls for this task, as many as necessary until the stain is broken down.
  2. If the ink mark is stubborn, pour some salt onto the clothes and use a brush to gently scrub and loosen the ink particles.
  3. Rinse the fabric under hot water. The hot water will help flush out the broken-down stains and any remaining salt.
  4. If the previous steps are still insufficient, apply a small amount of mild detergent to the stained area.
  5. Gently rub the fabric together to work in the detergent, focusing on the stained spot, then rinse the fabric thoroughly with warm water. This step will help remove the detergent and wash out of clothes any remaining traces of ink.
  6. Dry the garment as usual. After drying, follow the care instructions on the clothing label.

Method 3: Blotting With a Solvent


This is a manual process that you can consider to remove gel pen ink from different pieces of clothing, such as from white shirts or from jeans.


  • Solvent (Rubbing alcohol / Acetone)
  • Clean white cloths or paper towel
  • Mild detergent
  • Water

Steps to follow:

  1. Test the chosen solvent on an inconspicuous area of the fabric to ensure it does not cause any damage or discoloration.
  2. Place the stained area on top of a clean white cloth or paper towel. Moisten a corner of another clean white cloth or paper towel with the solvent, then gently blot the stained area with the fabric. The solvent will help transfer the ink onto the cloth.
  3. As the ink transfers onto the cloth, switch to a clean area of the cloth to avoid spreading the ink around.
  4. Continue blotting until no more ink transfers onto the cloth.
  5. Wash the garment with mild detergent and cold water to remove any residual solvent and ink.

Method 4: Soaking in Milk



  • Milk
  • Small bowl or container
  • Mild detergent
  • Water


  1. Prepare The Soaking Solution. Fill a bowl with enough milk to fully submerge the stained area of the garment.
  2. Place the stained part of the fabric into the bowl of milk.

Allow the garment to soak for several hours or overnight. The enzymes in the milk will help break down the ink stain.

  1. After soaking, remove the garment from the milk and rinse it thoroughly with cold water. Wash the garment using mild detergent and cold water.

Method 5: Using a Commercial Ink Remover

Materials Needed

  • Commercial ink remover (Motsenbocker Lift Off / Amodex Stain Remover Lifter)
  • Mild detergent
  • Water


  1. Apply the ink remover directly to the stain as per the product instructions.
  2. Allow the remover to work on the stain for the recommended time.
  3. Rinse the stained area thoroughly with cold water to remove both the chemical and the broken-down ink.
  4. Launder the garment with mild detergent and cold water as usual.


Gel ink stains do not have to be permanent marks on your favorite clothes. By following the steps in this blog post on how to get G2 pen ink out of clothes carefully, you can bid farewell to those stubborn stains and extend the life of your wardrobe.

The key is to act quickly and use the appropriate materials to treat the stains. Go ahead and try these gel ink stain removal methods. Your clothes will thank you!

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