How to Remove Ink From a Floor

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Things You'll Need

  • Terry cloth

  • Old rag

  • Isopropyl alcohol

  • Damp sponge

  • Paper towels

  • Medium abrasive scrubbing pad

Ink can be removed from a floor with certain cleaning solutions.

Ink is very useful in pens, markers, printer cartridges, and tattoos. However, accidents can happen, causing ink to splatter onto a floor. Even laying a printed piece of paper on a floor can cause an ink stain. The ink can be removed from the floor with use of proper cleaning solutions that will not worsen the stain in the process.


Step 1

Absorb as much of the ink as you can with a terry cloth. Use the terry cloth to blot the ink gently until there is no more ink to blot.

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Step 2

Dampen an old rag with isopropyl alcohol. Blot the ink with the isopropyl alcohol until the ink is completely removed. You may need to dampen the rag occasionally with more alcohol between applications.

Step 3

Rinse the alcohol off the floor with a damp sponge. Dry the floor completely with paper towels, to prevent slipping.

Step 4

Repeat the entire process, if there still are ink stains on the floor. However, use a medium abrasive scrubbing pad instead of the rag when applying the isopropyl alcohol.


Consult the flooring manufacturer about how to remove stains on hardwood floors, to prevent damaging the wood. Do not use a mop to absorb the ink, as the ink can spread to the mop's fabric, causing another stain.


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