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Rented house. White carpet. BLACK TONER INK

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Daffyboobface Thu 24-Jan-13 09:28:54

Help, please!! It's just little dots. I have scrubbed and soaked with shout clothes stain remover (all I had to hand at 11pm when it exploded). It has helped a bit. What else can I try?

Would a professional be able to remove it?

lagoonhaze Thu 24-Jan-13 09:30:37

I used stain slayer / desolv-it spray to get rid of lily pollen on a carpet once. Its in the laundry section (tescos is where I got it). May work?

Daffyboobface Thu 24-Jan-13 09:34:21

Worth a try, thank you!

lagoonhaze Thu 24-Jan-13 09:35:30

it even gets rid of shoe polish.....

Be warned though. Ventaliate!

DoodlesNoodles Thu 24-Jan-13 09:37:23

Could you snip out little bits of the carpet, just a tiny bit where the worst bits are?
Or, when itcomes to the end of tenancy inspection, could you disguise the dots by a tiny dab of paint?

specialsubject Thu 24-Jan-13 10:14:13

please do not paint or cut up the carpet.

PigletJohn Thu 24-Jan-13 12:51:59

too late now, but keeping it dry, using a vacuum cleaner snout followed by dabbing with the sticky side of sellotape, and lots more hoovering, would be better.

wetting it changes it from dirt lying on the surface to a stain in the fibres.

BoffinMum Thu 24-Jan-13 13:24:10

What is approximate area of damage, and is it near the edge of the room or the middle?

Whatever you do, DON'T use anything hot - found out from the IT guy in work yesterday that if you get toner on your clothes, always use a cold wash, as toner is fused to the paper in the printer via heat (and will get fused to your clothes/carpet via the heat also).

Also how about using a very little shoe whitener/polish, right on the dots, to cover them? Or a grouting pen? Might be better than paint.

and what landlord puts WHITE carpet in rented property???

Daffyboobface Thu 24-Jan-13 14:31:07

Thanks all for the responses.

I hate the carpet. I have a toddler and a baby and spend my entire life following them around with a damp cloth.

Daffyboobface Thu 24-Jan-13 14:32:41

Oh and approx area of damage half a foot radius. At edge of room.

ethelb Thu 24-Jan-13 15:48:01

I live in a rented house with cream carpets and always have a bottle of 1001 on hand. It cleans up anything

DontEvenThinkAboutIt Thu 24-Jan-13 18:35:14

specialsubject grin. I wasn't suggesting a hatchet job! I was thinking along the lines of using a pair of nail scissors and taking a few strand here and there to lesson the effect of the toner ink. As for my suggestion of painting I was thinking of a fine modelling brush and tiny dots of paint just to cover up the worst of the dots whilst the house was being inspected for the end of tenancy inspection.

We used hairspray to get loads of biro off a cream leather sofa. We had tried a million other things before and nothing touched the biro except for the hairspray. this article suggests it can be used for tore ink too ????

Daffyboobface Thu 24-Jan-13 20:50:04

Oooh. Will try hairspray and report back, thanks!

BoffinMum Thu 24-Jan-13 23:10:39

Right, it might be possible to neatly remove a square with proper carpet cutter and replace it with another piece if landlord has spare offcut in loft or similar. (I didn't tell you that).

Daffyboobface Fri 25-Jan-13 11:01:08

Just wanted to say thanks all for the advice. It is 90% better with the application of stain remover and NO HEAT (thank god I asked mumsnet first).

I will attack it again when it is dry and the baby is not doing her rage face. And if the worst comes to the worst, will try boffin's tip!

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