if carpet was nylon the ink did not penetrate the fibre--some ink
cartridge inks are dyes and some are water solubkle--try patting the
stain with a damp paper towel and let us know what happens--
did the ink color the paper?
i do not know of a product which will remove---also put sosme of the ink
on a paper towel and pour dileted bleach on it--say 1 tablespoonful high
concentration bleach ( sodium hypochlorite) in cup of water--let us know
same idea using teaspoonful of baking soda in cup of water
same thing using oxygen containing bleach powder
the same trying white vinegar same concentration----if ink is a dye we
might find someway to change it to colorless chemical--if ink was a
pigment ( ground up minerals) then carefully washing it up--use selzer
and wet vaqcuum may help
contact printer manufacture and post on contact us--to company
keep us posted
In alt.home.cleaning on Sun, 10 Apr 2005 00:02:40 GMT ilaboo
All of those sound like good ideas.
I will try the things you suggest, eventually and get back to. This is
just a story:
I have the same problem, the price I paid for taking my friend's old
printer, which I never got to work anyhow (Probably could have if I
had spent enough money, of course, but printers are like Gilette
razors, cheap and they make their money on the refills (blades or
ink).) I put it under my arm, sideways, as I took it to the basement,
and it left red drops on two flights of stairs!
Yes, please let us know vhaus. I haven't had time to work on my
carpet yet. Too busy trying to get ink from the grout in the bathroom
floor. (after trying bleach and CLR, went to scraping with a
screwdriver. That worked pretty well, just have to do it a second
The CLR did it a little, but it also made the little square white
tiles and the grey grout so clean that now it clashes with the rest of
the bathroom. That's about 20 times the part I did so far, and I
don't want to do it.
How can I get my grout back to being grey again. :)
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