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    Eek! India ink on beige carpet!

    Any ideas on how to get it out?
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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.

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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.

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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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