Carpet Ink Stain Removal

If you are looking for carpet ink stain removal ideas, then you are on the right page. In this article we are going to discuss how to remove ink stains from the carpets.
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Ink stains on the carpet are very difficult to get rid of. There are many ways in which that can be done using household cleaning products and items. The method to be used depends upon the fabric of the carpet. Professionals charge prices that are quite hefty and so it is best to try some methods at home.

For best results, the idea is to work on the stain as soon as possible.
  • One of the best ways is to rub it with isopropyl alcohol. First, soak a small cotton ball or a piece of clean white cotton cloth in the alcohol. Dab the cotton ball on the stain carefully, making sure that you do not spread it around the edges of the stain. Blot the stain carefully and don't rub too vigorously. Repeat this process until you have successfully removed the stain. Finish off by drying the area thoroughly with a hair dryer.
  • Some stains might not be removed completely by this process and in that case you need to proceed to another trick. Mix one teaspoon of household ammonia in half a cup of cold water. Pour this solution into a spray bottle and spray it on the stain. Use white paper towels to blot the stain and allow the area to dry completely.
  • Another tried and tested method is to use hairspray on the stain. Spray it on the stain on the carpet so that the spot is well saturated. Wait for 30 minutes before dabbing with a piece of sponge that has been soaked in ice-cold water. Any kind of hairspray works for this method, but the best are clear strong hold sprays that come in aerosol bottles. When you dab the spot with the sponge, make sure that you dab it gently and not rub it in, as this will cause the ink stain to go deeper into the carpet fabric.
  • For a synthetic fiber carpet, the best way to remove the stain would be to apply an oil solvent or carpet cleaning solution with a clean rag and then blot. Whatever solution you use, make sure that it is not too harsh as it might cause the color to fade. It is always wise to test a small spot of stain to see how the fabric reacts to the solvent and if it is safe to use it. When everything else fails, the last resort you can go to is to use a hydrogen peroxide solution. Apply a bit on the ink stain and dab it with a clean towel. Wash the area with lukewarm water and dry it with a hair dryer.
Any stain has a better probability of being completely removed, if you try to remove it as quickly as possible. The more you wait to clean it up, the tougher it will become to get rid of the stain.