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    Eek! India ink on beige carpet!

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    Been there, did that, complete with six sets of paw prints through it... A sharp knife or big scissors come to mind.

    I'll do some research.

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    Yep, I'm browsing epinions as we speak to find a cleaner that might be able to get the stain out. I've kind of muddied it up a bit with water so it just looks like a darker spot, doesn't LOOK that bad. I just don't want them to stick me with a hellacious carpet cleaning bill/take it out of my deposit when I move out of this apartment.

    Are the sharp knives and scissors for the carpet or the pets?

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    Renting a large washing vacuum cleaner thing (so sue, me I have no idea what they're called) may do the trick. The good ones are quite nice for cleaning and the rest of your carpet will look great too.

    My dad got one a few years ago to clean the carpet and it got out some long standing grease stains that we hadn't been able to clean out otherwise.


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    Dfacto - My parents have a carpet shampooer that I might be able to hijak in a couple of weeks when I next go down there. Do you think letting it sit for that long might make it harder/impossible to get out?

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    I'd think once it'd dry, there's little you can do. best of luck with it

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    Do you think letting it sit for that long might make it harder/impossible to get out?
    Yes. :|

    Have you tried soaking it though? Get some strong detergents, mix them up with a bit of water and just smear it on the stain. Not too much that can go wrong really except discoloration. But you can always hide that with a bit of work.


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    Well damn. I have to be in class in 20 minutes, so there's nothing that can help that. I guess when I get out I'll go to the store and pick up some Resolve as a last ditch effort. I'll let you guys know how it works after I give it a go.

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    I know THE solution. Milk !
    No kidding.
    I got Black India ink all over my bright white T-shirts all the time while I was in
    highschool. Milk did the trick every time. Don't know why. Just let it soak in for
    a while. Rub it out with milk and then put it straight in the washing machine.

    Gets it out completely if all goes normal.

    Good luck

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    put it straight in the washing machine
    the carpet?

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    woops No I meant T shirts. But depending on the size and material I think you
    can wash carpets in a machine, no?

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    Just chuck the whole house in there.. easy

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    Leave it. It's mark of your artistic nature. Years from now ther'll be an exibit that shows the stain on your carpet and it will be considered as a priceless symbol in artisitc history. Or you could just put something over it like a dead animal

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    Tire Cleaner will take it off. Just spray some on it and scrub it really good and then spray it with a hose lol. That's how we get stains out of car carpets anyways.

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    Just an update for those interested. I bought some resolve, and it worked to an extent. There is still a dark spot, but it is nowhere near as noticeable as it was before.

    Thanks for the laughs, guys.

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    Make more spots and you will get a cow/dalmatian-like carpet!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voraz
    Make more spots and you will get a cow/dalmatian-like carpet!!!
    Thats a silly suggestion.
    Youll have to spill ink on ALL of the carpet. Then use the same cleaning method you used on the stain to get the right hue.

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    Ha! That's great!

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    For future reference ... get it cold and wet (toss some ice cubes on it) and then bust out some ammonia. Stinks but it breaks down the molecules of the ink and leaves no trace. Keeping it cold and wet will help it not adhere to the fibers of the fabric. After it is dry you can just use some of the other stuff but it doesn't work as well as the initial ammonia clean.

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    why didn't I think of it earlier? fire will get that pesky stain out...

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    Okay, now, since the damage is done... I suggest you turn your carpet floor into the carpet version of a pavement drawing

    http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/queen.htm

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    Oooh ooh! I know!

    I tracked in OIL from the garage once onto WHITE carpet when I was a teen. OMG, I was so afraid my dad would kill me. But, ha! He never knew...

    Buy a can of FOAMING upholstery cleaner from the auto section of Walmart or Target or from a car place like Auto Zone. After a few minutes, use a toothbrush to scrub it out. Repeat until gone. Good luck!

    Edit: Oh dur, you fixed it. Oh wells, future reference for ya


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    My dear restless dog once bit open a plastic container of honey right in the middle of my apartment's carpet living room floor. I had the carpets cleaned with steam, tried using all manner of carpet cleaners... Nothing. Nothing. Nothing could silence the sick "sticky" sound or perpetual stickiness of that one huge oasis of honey in the middle of the floor. ewwww... messes like this always suck.

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    And you thought that water resistant ink was a good thing. Irony.

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    Guggenmanuver, a bear will get it out. bears love honey

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    Same thing happened to me. I had this bottle of India ink sitting on my slanted drawing table, and when I got up and came back, it had slid off the table and the whole bottle was all over the chair and the carpet. Could never figure out how to get it out...I painted the chair and we will replace the carpet someday anyway. It's old and ugly...the color of baby blue.

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    Whatever happened too shag carpet? That felt good between the toes.

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    buy an expensive modern statue and cover that stain up!

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    So, a year and a half later, how's the stain doing?
    Inquiring minds want to know!


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