STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE: Ink

Spilled Ink

If you have children currently in school then having pens and ink on hand is an absolute necessity.  Whether it’s a picture on construction paper or a science fair project then ink is bound to flying around all over the place.  Throughout history, ink has been made up of many different ingredients and pigments, from animal fats to plant dyes. Nowadays ink is still comprised of many different mediums composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescents, and other materials.  If some of it ends up on your wool rug it’s not the end of the world.  Follow these steps to remedy.

“Using hairspray to saturate the stain can prove to be very beneficial when removing a ink stain from your rug”

1. Equipment Needed

Terry cloth  │  Alcohol based hair spray Vinegar │  Water

2. Steps 

1.

Use hairspray to saturate the spot on the rug itself.

2.

Allow the hairspray to dry and brush the spot with a solution of 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar.

3.

Blot up solution with clean terry cloth

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