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How to Remove Ink Stains from a Carpet

Don’t cry over spilled ink. Get the stains out of your carpeting with this method.


  • Step 1: Spray it Spray the stain with a lubricant like WD-40, available in hardware stores.
  • Step 2: Let it sit Let it sit for a few minutes, and then gently sponge with warm, soapy water.
  • Step 3: Rinse Rinse with warm water.
  • Step 4: Fluff Let it dry completely before fluffing the fibers with your fingers.
  • FACT: The expression 'red-letter day' comes from the 18th-century practice of marking important days on the calendar in red ink.

You Will Need

  • A spray lubricant like WD-40
  • Soapy water
  • A sponge

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