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 Ron from Cortez, CO
Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community.
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
Take a vinegar and add some water, then with a clean cloth. Spray in the area where the stain. Don't scrub with the cloth just gently remove the excess of the ink or anything that is in the carpet.
My beautiful black labrador puppy decided he would grab a blue ballpoint pen and chew it until there was no more, we found huge spots of blue ink in our lovely beige cream carpet mind you we are renting! It was sitting there the whole day until we saw it this afternoon. I tried all these remedies you have going but the thing that works the best is a bowl of warm soapy *detergent* water a sponge and a vaccuum cleaner.
Drizzle some water on the stain work it into the stain with your pointer fingers and youll see the colouring in the water then vaccuum it up with the vaccuum pushed to the ground and then keep doing this until you see the stain almost gone then use some spot stain remover from your local grocery store. After you've vaccuumed it up just use a towel and pat the damp outside parts.
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.
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?
How do I get rid of red ink stains on my carpet that leaked out of my printer as it was being carried to another room?
1 tsp dawn dishwashers detergent , 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with a couple teaspoons of baking soda shud take it rt out
After I do those 3 steps can I put it in the washing machine
Any ideas on what to do next after those three steps
YEA GET 2 SCRUBBIN N U IT DOES WORK JUS TKES TME
Oh my Goodness!! That has also happened to me on more than one occasion as well. Actually, it was my dog who was playing with ink bottle and thus opened the tap and most of the carpet part got stains of ink. A steam cleaner did nothing, neither did the hot lathery water and a scour brush. What I did was get an entire pack of alcohol and a jug of nail remover and pour some on and smear up, at that point.
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?
Oh no! you should have used hair spray on the ink spot. If that doesnt work get a product from The Dollar Tree called Totally Awesome.
Try using Genesis 950. It is an all purpose stain remover that was initially designed for ink removal in industrial/commercial work places.
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 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!
I just tried this and it worked. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
We used alcohol and hairspray. They worked okay with a lot of work. Just Blue dawn dishsoap took it out as long as there wasn't any alcohol or hairspray on it.
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'm curious if you were able to get that tattoo ink stain out of your carpet as it just happened to me...the only success I've had is by pouring isopropyl alcohol on the stain and then sucking it up with my carpet shampooer but it seems to be an exhaustively long and slow process... I'm talking days actually....so I'm curious if you found anything else that worked better..? I've heard gasoline works for tattoo ink but I haven't been bold enough to try that yet... Any chance you tried that..?
Isopropyl alcohol is my go-to for stains so it is too bad that isn't working. I have heard that gasoline is good for some stains but it is so stinky and flammable that would use it as a last resort.
I have had good luck with hydrogen peroxide on organic stains so that would be the next thing I would personally try. Otherwise, you might want to contact a local tattoo shop and see if they have any recommendations. I'm sure it gets spilled on their clothes pretty often.
Good luck and let us know if anything gets it all out for you.
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 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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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 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?
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