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“Could you please ask the other mums about ink carpet stains?
Today I pulled up the lounges to vacuum only to find that somehow a pen has been pushed under the lounge and the leg of the lounge has crushed the end, exploding a purple ink stain into the carpet about 3×2 inches in size.
I’ve been using the bi carb soda and vinegar combination on it. It has lifted it slightly but still very noticeable. Any other ideas?? Please help!”

Posted by Gabby, 13/05/2013

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  • What colour is the carpet? Bleach if it’s white? If not maybe try steam clean it with the shop ones? An extra shampooer

  • Ink stays there for good! Unless u could ask carpet cleaners

  • I heard Shannon Lush recommend the curds of off milk put on ink will get rid of it, then you clean the milk off with a cold wet cloth. Good luck.

  • Oh ouch. Ink does not come out of anything! Call a carpet cleaner

  • Hope things worked out well and you were able to remove the stain

  • How did it go I would like to know

  • you could go to your local carpet shop and get their advice

  • How did you go with this? If you haven’t had any luck and its light carpet you could always try bleaching it out?

  • Great question I have 2 stains from textas can’t wait to see your replies.

  • I find adding some peroxide to bicarb and vinegar works well. I’m sure that’s what I used it on the same problem when we sold a unit and it came out fine, though from memory it took 3-4 attempts to get it completely out. I’d leave the paste on to soak in, scrub, let dry, repeat.

  • I would love to know the answer to this one too, I have tried eucalyptus oil, preen, all to no avail.. I did have some success with a spot cleaner (bought from woolies, from the part where you hire the carpet shampoeer)

  • I have heard WD40 works not sure if its true or not

  • One product I know works beautifully is motsenbocker’s lift off stain remover- I successfully removed sharpie from carpet, couch, tv, wooden tv unit and train track when my toddler found one and got creative.

  • Baby wipe, preen or depending on ink type eucalyptus.

  • I’ve used Vanish preen for carpets, even though it doesn’t state it removes ink for me it removed stain, I applied it several times blotting stain with water and reapplying carpet stain remover, mind you I did it as soon as ink got on carpet, so not sure if it will help with a stain that has been there for a while.

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