How to Remove Ink From Carpet?

Ink removalInk stain removal can be challenging. No matter how ink ends up on your carpet, you’ll want to deal with the ensuing stain as quickly and effectively as possible. Choosing the most effective cleaning method primarily depends on the type of ink (water-based, permanent and so on), the size of the stain, and the material from which your carpet is. 

Wool is a particularly excellent example. Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland offers premium stain removal services in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland.

Why Does Ink Stain?

The ink comes in either a liquid or a paste form and contains the following ingredients:

  • Pigments
  • Dyes
  • Solvents
  • Lubricants

The ink contains even more chemicals than listed above, depending on its oil-based or water-based ink.

DIY Ink Stain Removal using Detergent: Water-based Inks

You can use specialist carpet cleaning products to treat stains on your carpet.  

Please read the directions on the label and test it in a small area first. Laundry detergent can be your best friend when it comes to ink stain removal from your carpet – mainly water-based ink. 

Follow these three simple steps for ink stain removal:

  1. fresh water-soluble ink stain may respond to washing out with dishwashing solution. (1 teaspoon: 1 ltr of warm water)
  2. Fill a bowl with warm water.
  3. Add a teaspoon of laundry detergent.
  4. Dab the stained area with the solution until the stain surrenders
  5. If not responding, apply methylated spirits to the affected area.
  6. Blot dry with a colourfast towel and repeat while effective.
  7. You can try eucalyptus oil or dry cleaning fluid as well. Different inks respond to various cleaning agents.

If you have a natural fibre carpet, follow these steps to remove the Oil ink stain.

  1. Buy two cans of cheap lacquer hair spray or methylated spirit – you may need this much depending on how quickly the stain disappears.
  2. Spray the hairspray onto the ink stain.
  3. Using a white cloth towel, blot the lacquer. Do not scrub the stain; instead, repeat this process until the ink stain disappears.
  4. Once the area is dry, hand-brush the affected area and then vacuum.

Guidelines for Ballpoint Ink Stain Removal

  • Hairspray is capable of removing ink stains. The more affordable brands work better because they contain more alcohol, which is the ingredient that transfers the ink. Just spray it liberally onto the surface and blot using a clean cloth. Make sure you wash the area as soon as the stain is gone to remove any hairspray residue. Carpet Rust Removal Guide – Professionals Stain Removal Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry 1988. Remove rust stains in carpets cleaning. North Shore, West South

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Experienced, Researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014. UPDATED 19/04/2021