How do I remove ink from wall and laminate floor??

by Mary
Apparently my nephew busted a green ink pen and managed to get it on my walls which are painted with a semi gloss interior paint and my laminate flooring. I have tried magic erasers and they don't budge it. Any ideas on how to safely remove this? Thanks in advance.
  19 answers
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Sep 22, 2015
    Try alcohol or hair spray.
  • Margaret Margaret on Sep 22, 2015
    I have had great success removing permanent marker with Spot Shot, an instant carpet stain remover from WD-40, which is NOT just for carpet. I've used it on plastic, tile, etc. Spray on a paper towel first, then use on the spot you want removed. Good luck!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 22, 2015
    Try making a mixture with toothpaste and baking soda.
  • Sandra Sandra on Sep 22, 2015
  • Ann Hokrein Ann Hokrein on Sep 22, 2015
    Go to any janitorial supply store and ask for orange peel oil. It removes stains easy and safely.
  • Pat Kelley Wittorf Pat Kelley Wittorf on Sep 22, 2015
    I used WD-40 with great results.
  • Becky Arneth Becky Arneth on Sep 22, 2015
    Remember to blot blot blot...not scrub.
  • Gloria Hammond Gloria Hammond on Sep 22, 2015
    If nothing else works try canned hair spray, saturate then wipe until ink is gone. Works on shirts with ink stained pockets.
    • John Kenney John Kenney on Sep 28, 2015
      @Gloria Hammond,Great idea it works on ink and blood stains on clothing.A pump hair spray is much easier to use though.
  • Susan Susan on Sep 22, 2015
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 18, 2023

    Rubbing alcohol or hairspray with alcohol in it.

  • Alcohol will remove ink. It make some time, but keep at it.

  • You can try regular isopropyl alcohol or mineral spirits on the floor. If all else fails there are ink removing products available.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 10, 2023

    Start off by blotting up as much ink as you can. Take your specialist floor cleaner or a little rubbing alcohol and gently wipe away at the stain. Repeat as necessary, rinse thoroughly and dry. With laminate flooring you can try spraying a little hairspray or make-up remover onto a kitchen towel and wipe.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 07, 2023

    Try milk on a dry cloth!

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 09, 2023

    On Finished Wood Surfaces, Flooring or Furniture:

    Aerosol Hairspray: Saturate ink, leave on for 15 seconds, wipe with clean paper towel. Repeat if necessary. It's the easiest and least time consuming method.

    Powdered Laundry Soap and Water: Mix both to make a paste, apply to ink making sure it is completely covered and let it sit for a minute. Wearing gloves, scrub ink with your fingertips until it lifts. Wipe clean with a damp towel and dry.

    Dawn Dish Soap: For fresh ink: half teaspoon dawn dish soap to ⅓ cups of hot water, mix and whisk to make suds. Test hidden area to be sure suds (only) won't affect the finish. Dab cotton ball into suds and use on an out of view place. If suds damage the finish, stop. If not, gather suds only in a soft cloth and gently wipe ink from surface. You may need to repeat and use a clean part of the cloth. Follow up with a clean, well rung out cloth to rinse off suds. Dry well. If the stain is still visible, use superfine steel wool dipped in liquid wax and with very little pressure, rub with the grain until stain is gone. Be very gentle. Wipe away shavings with clean dry cloth.

    Baking Soda Paste: ¼ cup of warm water. Slowly mix in baking soda until it becomes thick and paste like. Apply to stain and gently rub it in with your fingers, making sure the ink is completely covered in paste. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes. With a damp soft cloth wipe away paste. Repeat process until you are satisfied. When done, wipe with a dry soft cloth.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 09, 2023

    Rubbing Alcohol 70% should take the ink off.