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.
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
By gbk  05/15/2012
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 Angela P. 04/20/2015
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
By RickJ 09/19/2011
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?
By beechiegirl1953  06/06/2011
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?
How do you get red ink out of a cream carpet?
By Jane M.
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?
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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.
How to remove ink from your carpet?
Stephanie from Spring City, PA
I then took Clorox "Ultimate Care" bleach and a toothbrush and carefully brushed the stain. It came up immediately and then I immediately soaked up all the bleach with cotton shop towels. So far it looks really good. It did break down a little bit of the actual twist in the fiber, but you have to get on your hands and knees to see it. Good Luck. (12/11/2007)
How to clean tattoo ink out of clothes?
Cheri from TX
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How do I get ink out of carpeting?
By Gloria from Milwaukee, WI
The only other thing I can think of, and I'd try it in a tiny part of your carpet first, is aerosol hairspray. It gets out ink from clothing I know that. Maybe you have a leftover piece of your carpet from after it was installed and you can test the hairspray on that piece.
I have no more tricks up my sleeve, sorry, but good luck. (10/23/2009)
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
I have an ink stain on my carpet. The carpet is tannish brownish.