7 Ways To Remove Tough Ink Stains From Carpets

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Removing Tough Ink StainsInk stains are probably one of the most horrible stains. They leave a stain that is not easy to scrub. The worst thing about ink stains is that no matter how much you want to avoid them, they still occur at the slightest miscalculation. Some of us even keep paper cloths, towels or newspapers ready whenever we are dealing with an ink cartridge or ink bottle.

Unfortunately, sometimes we are not lucky enough to avoid this misfortune. In this article, we will guide you on how to get rid of those pesky ink stains.

Things You Need To Get Rid Of Ink Stains

  • OxiClean liquid
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Dry Piece of Cloth
  • Toothbrush or medium sized brush

Tips On How To Remove Ink Stains

Tip 1: As soon as an ink stain occurs, you should immediately do something about it. If you are lazy about cleaning the ink spot, then you can kiss your clean carpet goodbye.

Tip 2: While rubbing the ink stain, don’t rub the spot too hard. This will spread the ink on your carpet.

Tip 3: Similarly, don’t rub the cloth on the ink spot too hard, this will make the stain go deeper in the fibers of the carpet.

Tip 4: Here is a cleaning solution perfect for removing in stains. Take a ½ scoop of OxiClean and mix it with warm water. Then take a few tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. Next use the tooth brush to carefully scrub the stain. After you are done thoroughly cleaning the stain, make sure you brush the outer edge of stain inward. This will stop the spreading of the stain.

Tip 5: For better results, dry the stained area immediately.

Tip 6: Remember that cleaning solutions should be tested over a small area of ink stain before applying it on the entire stained surface.

Tip 7: Some individuals use a colored cloth instead of a white cloth. Don’t do that! Colored cloth can release other dyes that will make your beautiful carpet worse.

What Else You Should Know

There are many other cleaning products available in the market. Grab hold of these cleaning products and experiment with them. Top cleaning products will be able to remove ink stains immediately. You don’t need to buy all the cleaning products together. Buy the products whenever you have extra money lying around.

Last Resort

If nothing works on the ink stain then you should hide it with a round floor rug or comfort mat. Buying a new carpet ends up being very expensive and not worth the extra cost. It is advisable to only change your carpet once in a decade.

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A complete novice trying to navigate in the world of DIY. I bought my first home about 2 years ago & ever since I've been trying to research & learn how best to tackle common household problems.

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