Getting ink stains out of carpet without damaging the carpet itself can seem daunting. This is a guide about removing ink stains on carpet.
My grand-daughter was cleaning the stamp every time she used it on a damp paper towel. However the paper towel bled through onto my carpet. Any ideas on how to I remove the stain?
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
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?
I have an old ink stain from a printer on my tan carpet. Tried taking it out a year ago. It was red. Anyway the chemicals made the stain pink and were there is no ink it made the carpet white. Can the product Totally Awesome...work to still take this out for me? The white part I'm sure is damaged, but the pink is what I want to fix.But if you also know how to fix the discoloration of white, that would be most helpful and if so how do I apply it? I'm moving in a couple days and need my deposit back. This unfortunately is my loss. Anyone help me please.
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!
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.
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?
Cartridge ink leaked onto nylon carpet. It was a small mark, but when I treated it with white vinegar it spread to a huge spot as big as a dinner plate. I have treated it a number of times and soaked up with paper towel and chamois, but it is still there. It is now a bluish colour on a beige carpet.
By Nicole from Australia NSW
I'm not sure if it will still work seeing you have used vinegar, but spray with hairspray, cover with a cloth and iron the ink spot and the cloth will soak up the ink, works with Biro as well. (07/02/2010)
I use hair spray on all ink stains and shoe polish stains, if the hairspray doesn't work try hydrogen peroxide. Of course since peroxide is a bleaching agent I would check it in an area that isn't very visible, to see if the carpet fiber itself will be bleached by this. (07/03/2010)
I do a little tattooing from home. My 3 year old son got hold of some ink and squirted it all over my new light tan carpet, at first I panicked and went to it with hot soapy water (bad idea) the ink just smudged and got worse. Since reading the previous comment, I've tried hair spray removing most of the stain, followed by nail varnish remover, and a little of the good old Smirnoff vodka, the stain has not totally gone, but has been reduced to a very light hue. I will continue to try different methods to totally remove the light hue left and report back. Thanks to all for the previous comments.
P.S. Don't let the stain dry. (01/31/2011)
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? Please help. I want to try to get it gone before Thanksgiving.
Sorry I didn't see your problem till now. I can only recommend Resolve. It is what my ex used to clean stains out of the carpet my kids made. I don't know if it will work on ink.
And I just remembered a TV ad about some kind of cleaner "with the added strength of Resolve" but unfortunately the name eludes me. Maybe someone can help. (11/27/2009)
I have an ink stain on my carpet. The carpet is tannish brownish.
By RJOU from Los Angeles, CA
I got on this site because of a pet/ink pen emergency on white carpet. I used Oxiclean powder with water and it is now spotless. About an hour and 7 white bath towels, now ruined, later. The key is to keep adding solution to the blotted spot like you are starting over each time, and blotting almost dry and then repeat. Near the end, the towels were barely picking up color so then I started to flush with plain water. Soak carpet with solution and blot, don't rub. You have to be patient, of course I was panicked for the first 15 minutes, but then I could see I was starting to win the game. The carpet is literally spotless. I started with two quarter sized spots of black ink from a Uniball pen. The process took me an hour and it is a good workout. Good luck! (06/23/2010)
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. It was leaking blue ink and left this mess. What can I do to remove it? The carpet is linen in color, a real light tan, sort of.
By Mary from Phoenix, AZ
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