When dealing with ink, we at Cincinnati Maintenance recommend a two-part system. First, blot with a clean towel to get up what you can. (This rule of thumb applies to almost every type of spill – and, remember, BLOT, don’t scrub!)
Then, you will need two spray bottles. Fill the first one up with water and add one drop of liquid dish detergent. In the other bottle, fill halfway with water and the other half with white distilled vinegar. Spray the spot to be cleaned with the detergent mixture, and use a towel to blot up spot even more.
You may also use a brush to tamp the spot to encourage color transfer. When spot is gone, spray vinegar mix on carpet and blot again. Remember, less is more. Use too much detergent and you will have a residue left on the rug or clothing or whatever is being cleaned. Owner Eddie Susshine says, “Rubbing alcohol can and has worked for me in the past, but I feel the two part cleaning system works best. I would not use any type of oil based cleaning agent. For example, WD-40 will definitely leave a harmful residue behind if not properly rinsed.”
Don’t panic! If you need professional assistance, contact Eddie Susshine right away – he’s here to help!