I was laying in bed Sunday morning debating between getting up or going back to sleep for a few minutes when I hear the unnatural sound of the dog chewing. I look up over the foot of the bed and see her with a bone. No problem, lay back down.
20 minutes later I wake up with her laying in my face. As my eye’s start to focus I realize that somehow, her entire muzzle was dyed blue.
WHAT the hell..
Allow me to introduce you to how I spent the rest of my morning.
I once had a pen explode in the back pocket of my jeans while headed to lunch and after returning to work was politely informed by the first person I saw that I was leaving ink butt prints all over the office. The pants were a lost cause but luckily one of the ladies in my office had a can of hairspray in her office and was able to show me how easy it would be to get the black ink stain out of my grey car interior.
After seeing the mess Rogue made with a nice ball point pen I started cleaning with hairspray and an old towel. The trick to removing an ink stain is providing something else for the stain to soak into.
I spent about 45 minutes trying with the hairspray before I both ran out and it dawned on me that the active ingredient removing the stain was actually the alcohol. I grabbed a bottle of rubbing alcohol from the medicine cabinet and a fresh old towel.
The straight alcohol improved the results greatly, but the stain was still visible. As a last ditch effort I mixed up the stain cleaner my mom swears by, a 32 ounce bottle of peroxide mixed with ammonia. (I know, mixing anything with ammonia really freaks me out).
Mix everything together in a spray bottle and apply heavily to the carpet. Set a towel on top of the stain and several heavy books and leave for a few hours.
After about 4 hours I pulled back the towel and while the stain was quite a bit lighter, it is still visible. Pretty sure I’m lucky that I was able to get as much out as I did, but if anyone has any other tricks for stain removal, feel free to leave them in the comments.