Basically, ink is considered as a permanent stain. However, if you only get to it immediately, you might be successful with removing it completely from your carpet. As a matter of fact, there are 3 different do it yourself home remedies that you can absolutely try in order to remove an ink stain from your residential carpet flooring. Hopefully, you have one of these household items in your home. You can begin by looking for either Goof-Off aerosol or spray, or a hairspray, or a WD-40. These items all have certain type of lubricant or oil and that is what will be really helpful when it comes to removing ink from your carpet flooring.
You should always be aware that the removal of ink from your carpet can be very challenging, even for experienced and professional carpet cleaning contractor. You are likely to achieve greater success the moment you are able to remove the ink stain from your carpet right away. This cleaning advice is actually intended for an average homeowner when it comes to removing a few ink stains from their carpets, most especially spots that are about the size of one quarter or even smaller.
You should also bear in mind that the entire carpet cleaning procedure is also the same for every household item mentioned. Start by spraying the inked spot lightly using any of the product that you have in your home. After that, clean the treated area using a squeeze and a white towel in an upward motion in order to remove the ink from the fibers of your carpet flooring. It should feel like you’re pinching the fibers of your carpet between your fingers as well as lifting them upward. If the ink stain is transferring onto the white cloth that you are using, you can be able to repeat what you’ve done until all the stain is removed completely or the ink doesn’t transfer onto the white cloth anymore.
How to Remove the Cleaning Product from Your Carpet
After removing the ink stain from the fibers of your carpet, you will also want to have the cleaning product removed from your carpet as well. Otherwise, the spot will potentially attract dust and dirt as well as become an unsightly spot. In order to remove the cleaning product that you have used, you can start by dipping a clean sponge into a fresh homemade cleaning solution of one teaspoon liquid dish soap and one-quart warm water. You need to apply this solution sparingly to the treated area of your carpet. Again, use a clean towel and squeeze the fibers of your carpet in an upward motion in order to remove both the cleaning solution and the cleaning product that you have used in treating the ink stain on your carpet.
Another piece of advice when eliminating the ink stain from the fibers of your carpet is to use only small amounts of the cleaning solution and the cleaning product. This is because too much cleaning product or water will wash the ink much deeper into the fibers of your carpet flooring. If you want to make sure that the ink stain will be removed from your carpet in an effective and efficient manner, ask the help of professional carpet cleaning companies.