Have you ever looked over and realized that the pen you were using is leaking ink all over your hand or even your face? You need to use a pen to write your list of errands, do some homework or leave a note. The pen is something that you use often and with school fast approaching you want to know what to do if the ink leaks out and gets all over your carpet. Maybe you have a child that is working on a project and their pen breaks. The ink is a stain that can be hard to treat because it is essentially a dye that is intended to stain the material it is used on. The ink in a ballpoint pen can be many different colors and if you have ever tried to wipe it away it seems to spread out all over the place. You want to make sure you know what to do to clean it off without making a bigger mess. Carpet Care 2000 outlines what you can do to get ink out of your carpet.
How to Remove Ink with Hairspray
If you notice that someone has gotten ink on the carpet and it is from a standard pen you want to use the hairspray method. This may seem odd to use a bottle of hairspray but it is a great way to break up the ink and allow you the opportunity to remove it. You want to buy a bottle of lacquer hairspray that usually is in an aerosol can. This is the main ingredient to cleaning the ink. You can use the bottle to spray over the ink stained area. You want to give it a good spray and you should see the stain starting to lift. Then you need to use a cloth to dab at the spot so that you can remove the ink that is lifting. Once you have removed the stain you can wash the area with water and a small amount of dish detergent. This will clean the residue that is left from cleaning the ink. This method will work best when you address the ink stain right away.
Use Rubbing Alcohol to Get Ink Out of Carpet
If you have an ink stain that is from a permanent ink source you may need to start with a different method. If you have someone that has gotten the ink from a marker that is meant to permanent you want to also act fast. The first thing you need to do is to grab some rubbing alcohol and a wash cloth. IN this method you want to add the rubbing alcohol to the cloth and gently dab at the spot. The dabbing will help to keep the ink in one spot as it transfers to the rag you are using. You can repeat the process a few times if needed. Once you have that done you can follow up with the hairspray method to treat any remaining stains.
Professional Carpet Cleaning & Stain Removal
Now that you have treated the hard to remove stain it is a good idea to call out a professional. They can treat these stains for you and also offer services to clean the carpets and get them back to that even consistency that you want.
Carpet Stain Removal in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Carpet Care 2000 can come out to your house and pre-treat any unwanted carpet stains. Call us today to make your next appointment.