How to get ink off?

Keoki got an ink pen yesterday…...I wasn't home...... and while I did find the ink all over the {1 yr old} carpet, I didn't realize there was ink on the pillow in his crate. Found that out this morning when I got him out and there is ink all over his back leg, front leg, shoulder, front foot, tummy, and bottom. Everywhere. He's kind of a tri right now -- red/white/black. There is A LOT of ink. {even though my daughter insists she WAS paying attention and got the pen from him "right away". Never mind that I found the pen on the floor last night.:mad: Oh well, she's only 20.:mad: :mad: }

Anyone have suggestions for cleaning that off the dog? Or the carpet for that matter {I've tried carpet cleaner, dish soap, and peroxide -- on the carpet last night and this morning. Haven't tried anything on the dog yet}

Oh yeah, and what should I anticipate if he's ingested the ink… besides weird poo, I mean? Anything, or nothing?

Basenji Mix

Hairspray - spray it on the fabric and then wash it with soap & water. Something in hairspray disolves ink. It might work on fur. Bic pen ink is usually the ink that gets on clothes. I haven't tried it with permanent marker.

@JazzysMom:

Keoki got an ink pen yesterday…...I wasn't home...... and while I did find the ink all over the {1 yr old} carpet, I didn't realize there was ink on the pillow in his crate. Found that out this morning when I got him out and there is ink all over his back leg, front leg, shoulder, front foot, tummy, and bottom. Everywhere. He's kind of a tri right now -- red/white/black. There is A LOT of ink. {even though my daughter insists she WAS paying attention and got the pen from him "right away". Never mind that I found the pen on the floor last night.:mad: Oh well, she's only 20.:mad: :mad: }

Anyone have suggestions for cleaning that off the dog? Or the carpet for that matter {I've tried carpet cleaner, dish soap, and peroxide -- on the carpet last night and this morning. Haven't tried anything on the dog yet}

Oh, so you also have a Basenji/Sharpie mix 😉

Is it regular ink or permanant? You could try nail polish remover…but he will probably hate that. If it is like a Sharpie he will just have to stay that way until the hair switches out 😉

@Quercus:

Oh, so you also have a Basenji/Sharpie mix 😉

Is it regular ink or permanant? You could try nail polish remover…but he will probably hate that. If it is like a Sharpie he will just have to stay that way until the hair switches out 😉

Yes, I guess I do…. that and a reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally peeved dh {about the carpet, not the dog!}

The pen was just a Papermate ink pen.

@JazzysMom:

Yes, I guess I do…. that and a reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally peeved dh {about the carpet, not the dog!}

The pen was just a Papermate ink pen.

Oh…duh...I was thinking you were worried about getting the ink off the dog 😉

Have you tried one of those tide pens, or whatever they call those stain remover pens. I think that would work.

Basenji Mix

The hairspray should disolve Papermate ink too. The same ballpoint type of ink. Use laundry soap to wash the hairsprayed ink stains.

Never a dull moment. I just heated up a burrito with extra hot sauce. I just stepped away to get some water - turned around and Daisy was all over it on the rug. :mad: Now I'm in the process of removing red hot sauce stains and no lunch. :mad: :mad:

@Quercus:

Oh…duh...I was thinking you were worried about getting the ink off the dog 😉
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I was… I asked about the dog, and added that any suggestions for the carpet would be good, too.

So, no "duh" necessary. 😉

Just asked {still very peeved} dh to pick up something called "Spot Shot" that another gal recommended for the carpet.

Someone on a different list {where I did ask for carpet advice} suggested a "very short haircut" for my dog to get rid of the ink. She knew it was a Basenji, but obviously has no idea what they look like. LOL

We've used Spot Shot (I think that is what it is called) it comes in a blue can with an orange top I believe, it works pretty well. We have Berber carpet.

I have finally stopped caring about the stains because we are ripping up our carpet and putting in tile. Zahra has been kind enough to start the demolition of the carpet for us 😃

I hope the Spot Shot works for you!

That or you might try oxy clean on the carpet not the dog. As far as the dog goes you might be stuck with a colorful dog for a while.

When I was a little kid I magic markered a small spot on our Welsh Corgi green. As I remember it stayed that way for a really long time, till he shed his coat. It would not come out with his baths.

One of ours got a into a sharpie and left a spot on the floor. WE used a product called Amodex and that helped some. We also then used a spray cleaner that came with our Dyson vacuum as well as some capture. After all that it did come clean.

Much of it depends on just how concentrated the ink is in the spot.

I work for a carpet cleaning business and we use a product called PIG (paint, ink and grease remover). I don't know if you can buy this retail or not. We order it from www.interlinksupply.com in Nashville, TN.

I had a boxer that had a taste for pens, she turned her paws blue and red once from eating those free ink pens. I couldn't find anything that would get rid of it, just ended up having to let it wear off. Wish I could offer more help.

I'm losing hope. Tried today to use Goop, but to no avail.
It looks like I'm doing more damage to the carpet w/all these cleaners than the ink did.
I need to stop and think about this.

Checked out the PIG. $14/pint+s/h seems a bit steep right now. But, I will look around here and see if it's available locally.

I can't offer much help with getting the ink off the dog, sorry, but I may be able to help with the carpet issue. You are right about doing more damage to the carpet. Sometimes the homeowner will attempt to clean an area and they only succeed in setting the stain in permanently.

How much carpeted area is affected? Is it one big stain or several small areas? If our technicians can't get a stain out, they do an bonded insert… they actually cut the affected carpeted area out and replace it with a piece of the same carpeting (if you don't have extra carpet you can take a piece out of a closet and replace the closet with something else). A good carpet cleaner/repairer can do this for you.

I use nail polish remover for those strange inky moments when a basenji might decide to chew a red pen and it just might explode all over him and the floor mat, not saying that my Caesar would ever do something bad like that. 😃

Hello, I have some ideas for your stains. Everything these ladies have been saying is correct. Hairspray definately works for ink stains, it has been tried and tested many times by myself. It works on all fabric types from synthetics to vinyls and all polycotton and cotton blends. Just spray your carpet (I like to over spray usually) and take some carpet cleaner and it should wash out. The Tide pen is a miracle in it's self, I too have recently discovered. Spot shot works really good on most stains, it used to be a household necessity until we got our Hoover Steam Cleaner. No pet owner should be without one!:D

As far as the Basenji, good ol soap and water does the trick with some elbow grease! I am disgusted to say that my boyfriend one day decided he was going to give Tang a tatoo using a black sharpie marker. I got mad at him and took Metinga upstairs and washed her head until it came off. It did not take that long maybe about 10-15 min of washing and the white was good as new. I used a bit of dog shampoo as well.:D

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