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How To Remove Fountain Pen Ink From Carpet


Spilled Fountain Pen Ink


To clean fountain pen ink from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

1.  Soak the area liberally with cold water.  Blot dry with paper towels.  Re-soak and re-dry area until the pen ink has been removed from the carpet.

2.  Use a detergent solution by mixing one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water.  Make sure the water is not hot.


We used to get fountain pen ink on our carpet all the time.  This used to be one of the major spills-stains that we'd have to deal with regularly.  It would get onto our carpet, then we'd step on it and traipse it all over the house.  It was just an awful mess.  It would even get on our cat Fluffy, and then we'd have blue cat paws all over the place.  We had to have new carpet installed twice in one year thanks to all that blue ink everywhere.  Then I had an epiphany, an inspiration from above if you will.  My idea was simple...

Why not fill the fountain in our foyer with water, instead of blue ink?  Since then we haven't had to deal with fountain pen ink on the carpet even one time!  Yes, I'm brilliant.