How To Remove An Ink Stain From Carpet

Several solutions for removing ink stains from carpet with home remedies.

Ink Stains on your carpet can be a very ugly eyesore, but they don't have to be. The following instructions can prevent permanent damage to your carpets.

The following steps are the best home remedies I've found in my professional experiences of being a carpet cleaner for a number of years. You should never let the ink dry; this makes it much harder to remove the stain.

Remember to first attempt this method on a small hidden piece of your carpet, in case this method has a harmful effect on your carpet.

1. Apply an absorbent paper towel to lift up excess ink, or scrape with a rounded spoon

2. The first step we are going to try will be the least abrasive cleaning solution to your carpet. Apply a small amount of milk to the stained area.

3. Use a toothbrush, or any small brush to meticulously scrub the ink stain.

4. Apply a very damp paper towel to remove the milk from the stained area. Soak up the liquid with a clean paper towel.

5. If the carpet looks better, repeat the previous steps. If not, proceed to the next step.

6. Create the following solution in a small bowl.

One half cup of lukewarm water

One tablespoon of isopropyl rubbing alcohol

7. Mix the solution thoroughly.

8. Saturate a clean white cloth with our newly created solution.

9. Apply cloth to stain. Use a blotting motion to remove as much ink as possible.



10. Do not allow alcohol to soak into carpet, this can be harmful to your carpet backing.

11. Apply a very damp paper towel to remove the rubbing alcohol, repeat until all rubbing alcohol is gone.

12. Be patient, if the stain is getting better repeat the previous steps. If the cleaning solution had no effect on the stain, proceed to the next step.

13. Apply a very small amount mild dish washing detergent solution to the stain.

14. Rub the dish washing detergent solution deeply into the carpet.

15. Use a toothbrush, or any small brush to thoroughly scrub the ink stain.

16. Apply a very damp paper towel to remove the dish washing detergent solution. Then soak up the liquid with a clean paper towel.

17. Repeat step until the entire dish washing detergent solution is gone.

18. Apply a stack of paper towels to the stain to dry up the water, and weigh it down with something heavy.

19. If the stain still isn't clean, proceed to the next step.

20. Apply a three percent hydrogen peroxide solution onto stained area. The hydrogen peroxide should soak in for at least one and a half hours.

21. Apply a very damp paper towel to remove the hydrogen peroxide, repeat this step until all hydrogen peroxide is gone

22. Repeat the previous step until stain is removed

If the stain is still very noticeable, I recommended contacting a carpet cleaning professional, most times they have tools that can remove close to any stain.

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