Ballpoint Ink

How to Remove Ink From Carpet

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.



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 whether it’s an oil-based or water-based ink.

Things Needed

  • Carpet shampoo (optional)
  • Resolve Carpet Stain Remover
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Soft cloths
  • Water

How to Get Rid of Ink Stains using Detergent: Water-based Inks DIY

You can use specialist carpet cleaning products to treat stains on your carpet – just 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 removing ink from your carpet – mainly water-based ink. Follow these three simple steps to leave your carpet soft and fresh:

  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 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 as well as capable of removing ink stains. The more affordable brands work better for the reason that 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

Experienced, Researched and written by the Stephens family. Thus, includes Graeme an IICRC master restoration Technician 2001, with over 32 years of carpet cleaning and stain removal Auckland services experience.

Updated:15th May 2020