Removing Ink Stains From Carpet
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Dry Cleaning Solution
Use nonflammable dry cleaning fluid or a liquid spot remover from the grocery store or hardware store.
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.
How to remove ink from carpet:
- Blot up as much of the ink as possible.
- Prepare suggested cleaning solutions above, beginning with the dry cleaning solution.
- Test the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous section of carpet. We want to make sure it doesn't cause any discoloration or damage!
- Apply the solution to a cloth, and use the cloth to apply the solution to the ink stain. For the best results, work from the outside of the stain toward the center.
- Leave the cleaning solution on the stain for at least five minutes, so it can work its magic.
- Blot with a clean white cloth until the ink stain no longer transfers. Be careful not to rub the stained area, or you might damage the carpet fibers!
- Rinse the spot with cold water, making sure all excess cleaning solution is removed from the carpet.
- If the ink stain is still visible, repeat the process until it is removed, or no longer transfers to the cloth.
- If the stain remains, mix the detergent solution and follow steps 3-8 above. If the stain remains after trying both solutions, contact a professional cleaner.
- Once the stain is removed, layer white paper towels on the site to soak up any extra moisture. Weigh down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object (think like a paperweight), and let them sit overnight.
- When the carpet is dry, vacuum the area to restore the texture.
- Give yourself a big high five. You did it!
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