How to remove ink stains from carpets
Now we will explain how to safely remove ink stains from your carpets to keep them looking clean and in top condition:
- Put on the rubber gloves because you are about to touch and work with chemicals.
- There are different types of inks but most inks will dissolve using an alcohol thinner. If you can’t find an ink thinner, use a non-oily hairspray that is made of alcohol. It will also work.
- Always tackle a small portion of the stain so that it is easier to deal with.
- Now you need to cover you index finger with the white cloth. Pour some alcohol thinner or hair spray into a plastic bottle cap or a bowl. Dip your finger into the alcohol thinner or the hair spray.
- Use your finger to blot the ink stain. Don’t rub it. If you rub the stain you will help it to spread and it will damage a bigger area of your carpet. It will also sink in deeper into the base of the carpet.
- Cover your index finger with another piece of the cloth and dip it again in the alcohol thinner or spray. Always remember to use a simple up and down motion and don’t rub. Keep on repeating the previous step until the stain starts to fade.
- Once you can see that the stain has substantially faded, swirl the carpet fibers in a small circular motion to clean the fibers from different sides. Again remember to avoid rubbing because that will let the ink set and sink into the depths of the carpet fibers.
- Now that the stain has almost faded, dip a clean part of the cloth into 3% hydrogen peroxide. This will effectively remove the ink dye if it is not all gone. Again blot it and don’t rub.