Removing Ink Stains from Carpets


It is a known that ink stains can wreck havoc on fabrics and carpets, and even result in permanent damage that cannot be repaired. However with cleaning technology and much trial and error, there are better ways to get rid ink carpet stains. With quick action and a few handy household products that nasty ink stain will be removed from your carpet. Here are some effective ways to remove ink carpet stains:

  • Dampen a clean white cloth with isopropyl alcohol (the higher the percentage of the active ingredient, the better it will work), and then proceed by dabbing the wet cloth on the ink stained carpet. Be careful not to rub or scrub! This could cause the ink spot to spread. Let it stand for a few minutes and then use a liquid friendly vacuum to remove the excess moisture. 
  • You may need to treat the carpet stain with the alcohol again. Also some hairsprays work, nail polish removers, and other things that contain high contents of alcohols (even white wines and vinegars may be used.) 
  • When using any of these chemicals, rinse with water, then blot or vacuum dry until spot is dry.
  • Be sure to always perform a test on an inconspicuous area of the carpet to make sure these cleaning solutions will not lead to further damage on certain types of carpeting.
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