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Do any of you know how to remove an ink pen stain from beige carpet?

post #1 of 19
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Do any of you know how to remove an ink pen stain from carpet? I woke up this morning to find ink all over my dining room carpet (and the evidence of a chewed up ink pen as well)...apparently one of the cats got on the counter (where they're not allowed!!!!) and knocked down an ink pen.I'm guessing at that point one of the dogs saw it and chewed it up. I checked everyone's mouths and fur but couldn't see any ink on any of them. (The dogs absolutely do not jump on the counter, so I know they didn't jump up and get it....but if something falls in the floor and i'm not in to give them a command, they think it's fair game) Unforutnately, the stain has had several hours to set in I think. It's proving very difficult to remove. To make matters worse, my carpet is cream so this really stands out! (It was put in by the previous owners who didn't have animals).

This is what I've tried so far unsuccessfully: Oxy Clean, Rubbing Alcohol, Goo Gone, Goof Off, Woolite Pod, Dish Soap, (I've tried both blotting and rubbing).....NOTHHING is working!!!! Any ideas please???
post #2 of 19
brake cleaner would take it off i dont know if it would damage the carpet though
post #3 of 19
"Resolve."

Although, with so much already being used, I don't know if it'll work. It's worked for me if it's the first thing I put on it, and I put it on right after the stain has been made.

Hmmm......I know there's something else I've tried. Let me think.
post #4 of 19
I've heard hairspray works?!
post #5 of 19
Resolve works for me, but not sure after it being treated already with other things - maybe hide it with a rug?
post #6 of 19
I found this by Googling it....somebody on "Answers.com" or something like that.

1) vinegar and baking soda...
then a few minutes later
2) scrubbing the stain with oxyclean powder
then a few minutes later....
3) taking my bleach pen and mixing it with water and leaving it on the stain for a few minutes...
then a few minutes later....
4)scrubbing the carpet with soap and water... then let the towel absorb all the water thats in the carpet.
5)then, spray the carpet with Oxy Spray and let it sit there.


Or someone also said spray hairspray on it and blot with a clean dry towel.

Good luck!!!
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by -_aj_- View Post
brake cleaner would take it off i dont know if it would damage the carpet though
Brake Cleaner? Humm I could see if DH has some in the garage. It might be worth a shot if nothing else will work. I think I'll try that one last though just because I'm not sure if it'll tear up the carpet or not

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Originally Posted by nanner View Post
"Resolve."

Although, with so much already being used, I don't know if it'll work. It's worked for me if it's the first thing I put on it, and I put it on right after the stain has been made.

Hmmm......I know there's something else I've tried. Let me think.
I will go out and buy some today if I can't get it up with anything else. Maybe I should let it dry for a bit before I try to use it?

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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
I've heard hairspray works?!
Hair Spray? Really? I'm off to try that now!

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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
Resolve works for me, but not sure after it being treated already with other things - maybe hide it with a rug?
I'm going to go out and get some Resolve if I can't get the stain out with anything else I have at home.

Unfortunately, hiding it with a rug isn't an option. The stain is on the very border of the room where a rug won't reach, so I can't do that.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by -_aj_- View Post
brake cleaner would take it off i dont know if it would damage the carpet though
Just a little update- I got DH to get the break cleaner out for me- I'm going to give that a try in a few minutes after I see if the hairspray will work.

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Originally Posted by nanner View Post
I found this by Googling it....somebody on "Answers.com" or something like that.

1) vinegar and baking soda...
then a few minutes later
2) scrubbing the stain with oxyclean powder
then a few minutes later....
3) taking my bleach pen and mixing it with water and leaving it on the stain for a few minutes...
then a few minutes later....
4)scrubbing the carpet with soap and water... then let the towel absorb all the water thats in the carpet.
5)then, spray the carpet with Oxy Spray and let it sit there.


Or someone also said spray hairspray on it and blot with a clean dry towel.

Good luck!!!
Thanks! I'll try this one in a little while if the break cleaner and hair spray don't work.

I'm kind of scared to use my bleach pen on the carpet though, it's not white carpet, it's beige, and that for sure will ruine it I think I already attempted to use Oxyclean Spray earlier and that didn't get it up. Vinegar and baking soda I haven't tried yet though- I'll give that one a try soon. Any ideas if it's a 50/50 mixture of that one?

I'm off to see if the hairspray will work!
post #9 of 19
hairspray or alcohol will work really well. It may take several attempts to spray and blot spray and blot but it should come up.
post #10 of 19
brake cleaner is great we have used it for alsorts of stains so fingers crossed it will work for you
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
HAIRSPRAY WORKED!!!!!

Thanks you guys for all the help! I really appreciate it!

That bottle of White Rain is worth the entire dollar I paid for it at the dollar store (It was White Rain Unscented Extra Hold for reference if any of you ever get in that situation- it worked really well!!!) I just spayed the floor ...well saturated it really and blotted it a ton and just repeated until it was gone! I'm soo glad it worked! My carpet wound up with more hair spray on it than an 80's hair band, but it worked!!!
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
My carpet wound up with more hair spray on it than an 80's hair band, but it worked!!!
Just make sure to get all the hairspray up as it's tacky and you'd end up with dirt sticking to that area.

For future reference. There's nowhere a cat isn't allowed to go. The minute your back is turned they'll be up on or in something. Best to go with it and just cat proof.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
I've heard hairspray works?!
Yep! Like a charm. I use it all the time to get ink stains out of my uniforms before I launder them.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
HAIRSPRAY WORKED!!!!!

Thanks you guys for all the help! I really appreciate it!

That bottle of White Rain is worth the entire dollar I paid for it at the dollar store (It was White Rain Unscented Extra Hold for reference if any of you ever get in that situation- it worked really well!!!) I just spayed the floor ...well saturated it really and blotted it a ton and just repeated until it was gone! I'm soo glad it worked! My carpet wound up with more hair spray on it than an 80's hair band, but it worked!!!
Good to know it really does work! Now, keep all candles and flames away from that area for awhile.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
I've heard hairspray works?!
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
HAIRSPRAY WORKED!!!!!

Thanks you guys for all the help! I really appreciate it!

That bottle of White Rain is worth the entire dollar I paid for it at the dollar store (It was White Rain Unscented Extra Hold for reference if any of you ever get in that situation- it worked really well!!!) I just spayed the floor ...well saturated it really and blotted it a ton and just repeated until it was gone! I'm soo glad it worked! My carpet wound up with more hair spray on it than an 80's hair band, but it worked!!!
Glad you found THE solution. Hairspray is a miracle worker on ink stains. I learned that ages ago, when my Mum was still working in an office (she retired 35 years ago!) and was really bad for getting ink on her clothes. But she never worried about it, because hairspray was the charm.
post #16 of 19
I'm late to the game but I've used hair spray on ink before and it's wonderful! Glad someone else suggested it to you!
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks you guys! Ya'll are soo helpful! I told my DH about the hairspray trick and he thought it was pretty funny that white rain worked better than any of those expensive cleaners we have
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
For future reference. There's nowhere a cat isn't allowed to go. The minute your back is turned they'll be up on or in something. Best to go with it and just cat proof.
Yeah, cats have as much conscience as a teenager.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
I've heard hairspray works?!
Yes! I once got a huge patch of ballpoint ink on a faux-suede skirt that I'd made myself, so I was highly motivated to salvage it. It took a half-can of hairspray, and repeated rinsing and reapplication, rinsing and reapplication... but it worked perfectly!
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