There’s plenty of ways ink can end up on the carpet, but the quicker you attend to it, the better. The right cleaning method generally depends on the type of ink that’s been spilled (water-based, permanent, etc.), as well as the size of the stain and the material your carpet is made from. Wool, for example, can be quite delicate when it comes to removing ink stains.
Armed with the right knowledge and a whole lot of elbow grease, ink stain removal can be a simple process. Here are a few tips for how to get rid of ink stains from carpet fibres:
How to Remove Ink Stains Using Detergent: Water-Based Inks
There are plenty of specialist carpet cleaning products you can use to treat stains on your carpet – just make sure you read the directions on the label and test them on a small area of the carpet first. Laundry detergent can be a great way to remove ink stains, especially if it’s a water-based ink. Try these three easy steps:
- Fill a bowl with warm water.
- Add in a teaspoon of detergent (such as Omo) and mix together.
- Use the solution to dab the ink stain until it begins to lift.