Deep Cleaning: Ballpoint Pen Ink

Before cleaning it’s always a good idea to contact or check your carpet manufacturer or retailer for specific cleaning how-to’s. At BISSELL, we've uncovered some tried and true cleaning techniques through the years. On upholstery, look for a manufacturer’s cleanability code tag. If the fabrics coded “WS” or “W” it’s safe to clean. If your tag is coded “WS” or “W”, it is not safe to clean. For carpet, test a small hidden area of your carpet; if your carpets color is affected do not use this product. Do not use BISSELL products on velvet, silk, vinyl or leather upholstery.

If your stain contains solid particles or liquids, pick up what you can. Blot up the liquid with a clean cloth or towel

Removing the stain for good is easy with a BISSELL oxygen-based product such as Professional Power Shot® Oxy Carpet Stain Removeror Power Shot® Oxy for Carpet & Rug Pet Stain Removal. Oxygen based products work quickly to remove your toughest stains all the way to the backing of your carpet! Work the solution into the stain with a cloth or sponge using light strokes from the edges of the stain to the center, no rubbing required. When you reach the center of the stain, lightly pinch in an upward motion. Let the solution sit for 5 minutes.

For a deep down clean you can feel good about, use an upright deep cleaner such as the ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner or the DeepClean Deluxe™ Pet Deep Cleaner with a BISSELL upright deep cleaning formula such as PRO MAX Clean + Protect Upright Carpet Cleaning Formula (48 oz.), Clean + Protect Carpet Cleaning Formula (60 oz.).

If you are using a portable deep cleaner such as the BISSELL SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner or the BISSELL® SpotBot® Pet Portable Carpet Cleaner, use BISSELL OXYgen BOOST Stain Removal Formula for Carpet (32 oz), Pet Stain & Odor Carpet Cleaning Formula (32 oz.) or Professional Spot & Stain + Oxy Formula to make sure dirt, spots and stains are gone for good!

If your stain persists, you should repeat step 3 but allow the cleaner to work on the stain for 24 hours before proceeding to steps 4 and 5

You should keep children and pets away from the area until it is dry and vacuumed.