Getting ink stains out of carpet without damaging the carpet itself can seem daunting. This is a guide about removing ink stains on carpet.
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Salt works impressively on ink stains on carpet. If the ink is still wet immediately cover it with salt. Allow the salt to sit overnight then vacuum the area. The salt will absorb the ink. If the ink is already dry, wet it thoroughly before trying the salt treatment. Salt also works on other stains like Kool-Aid or juice.
By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO
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Here are questions related to Removing Ink Stains on Carpet.
How do you get blue ink out of light color carpet?
Saturate the ink stain with hair spray. Then allow the stain to fully dry. Mix a solution of one part water to one part white vinegar and pour the solution on the stain. Then brush the area lightly with a medium-bristle brush, preferably a toothbrush. Continue brushing until the stain is gone. Next, blot the area with a dry, white cloth. Flood the area with water. Blot again. Allow to dry.
When I watered the poinsettias plant, it was overfilled. The red ink color was soaked in to a cream color carpet. How do I get rid of stain?
How can I get tattoo ink out of my beige carpet? I had the whole apartment professionally shampooed, but they did not remove the ink stain. Please help me.
By Kaiti from Appleton, WI
I don't know if any of these ideas will work on carpet for any or all colors but they are worth a try. Be sure to do color fastness test for each idea in an inconspicuous place first:
And how in the world did you get tattoo ink on your carpet?
I have just found blue ink on my beige stair carpet. I am wondering what is the best way to remove the ink?
By Renee from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Try hairspray on the ink. I got red ink out of white carpet with it. Hairspray contains Acetone which will break down the ink so that you can blot it up with a rag. You have to work quick before the hairspray dries. I use Finalnet or something in a plastic spray bottle that you can remove the pump and pour it on. Once the ink is out, use some warm soapy water to pull the stickey stuff out. Good Luck!
My dog chewed up a blue Biro and spread ink all over my brand new tan coloured carpet. Can anyone help with how I can remove it?
By Linda from Perth, Australia
after readin all the ways folks remove ink from carpets I feel lucky to have had a friend help me. First ball point pens aren't usually permanent ink and by itself use hairspray. You spray let dry a minute or so and with a paper towel or clean soft absorbent cloth lightly scrub then respray till all gone.
This works. I carried an old printer home on my car carpet and it leaked a lot of in on it. Did this and you couldn't even see a mark of it left. If you have permanent ink and do it right away it will work too.
I got blue ink in my carpet. We put bleach and salt on the spot. Will the bleach take the color out of the carpet?
By Anthony M C.08/13/2013
Try using Genesis 950. It is an all purpose stain remover that was initially designed for ink removal in industrial/commercial work places.
How do you get red ink out of a cream carpet?
By Jane M.
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If anyone has a suggestion for me to clean ink from my carpet, I tried but it has smeared into several spots. The carpet is peach colored with blue ink spots. My 13 month old puppy had fun playing with an ink pen the other day! HELP!
Angie from Michigan
Caution: If your carpet manufacturer has a website or toll free number, be sure to research what advice they might have. Different solutions may not work on different type of carpet. It is always good to pretest any solution on a carpet remnant.
She proceeded to tell me not to worry just mix white vinegar and baking soda and blot the stain. Every bit of it came up. (Don't put a lot of baking soda or it will erupt in the container like a volcano. Use about a 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 or 3 tablespoons soda.)
By Dianna (01/21/2005)
By Mary Jane Cuyler
Came on here and read to use alcohol. In kitchen for a bottle of smirnoff vodka. Ink disappeared in about 2 capfulls of vodka
Many thanks (01/30/2007)
FOR LARGE AMOUNTS OF INK
I spilled an entire bottle of BLACK India ink on my dad's WHITE carpet. My father is a bit of a neat freak, to say the least. He hired a cleaning woman to come clean the house every other Thursday; once she leaves, he cleans the house again. Complaining all the way. I did not get the entire stain out because there was way too much ink even for the magic of vodka to handle. but here's how i got close: First off - NEVER LET THE STAIN DRY! Once India ink (and most other inks) dries, it becomes waterproof but while wet, remains water soluble. Soak up all the ink you can with an absorbent cloth or paper towel. Use "Incredible" stain remover (like $3.50) and remove as much of the stain as you can that way. Then I used "shot spot" and it took out a little more. Shot spot is one of those foam, spraycan things. Doesn't do well when there's still lots of ink but works well when the job is smaller. Then I went to Sears and rented a "Rug Doctor" wet-vac and bought some carpet cleaner to go with it (totaled $35 for the cleaner and 24hr rental). Once I ran it over about 48 times and refilled the water container about 5 or 6 time, the stain mostly came out. It's still a bit darker than the surrounding carpet but not nearly as noticeable as a solid black dinner plate in the middle of the room. (06/27/2007)
Oh and by the way, after hours of using commercial carpet stain removers, two pourings of surgical spirit has removed the ink from the biro that my 4 year old broke. It's not only dogs that you have to keep pens away from :-) (07/12/2007)
Good Luck! (07/26/2007)
Can someone help me? I left a color cartridge (printer) on the end table in my spare room and my grand daughter got it, she's 1. She dropped it on the floor.
I have an ink stain on my carpet. The carpet is tannish brownish.
I have a huge tattoo ink stain on my beige carpet. I tried Shout and alcohol but, they didn't work. The stain is all different colors. Any ideas?