|Type of Stain
Gum, oil, tar, butter, grease
A. Use solvent spot cleaner like Energine or Carbona, or a P.O.G. cleaner (paint, oil, grease) or a powdery cleaner like Capture or Texize K2R. Carefully follow directions below.
Fruit juice, candy, tea, coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, sugar, starches, wine, beer, urine, vomit
B. Mix 2 drops of mild dishwashing detergent, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1/3 cup water
Blood, egg, milk, chocolate
|C. Mix 1 cup water, 1-2 tablespoons of clear household ammonia, 2 drops of mild dishwashing liquid. |
Some spots are of unknown origin
|Apply the above formulas in order, starting with A|
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE LIPSTICK, ROUGE, NAIL POLISH, RUST, DRIED MUSTARD, CANDLE WAX, OR FURNITURE STAINS. THESE REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL ATTENTION AND SUPPLIES. REMEMBER, ALWAYS CHECK THESE TIPS WITH YOUR CARPET MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED SPOT CLEANING GUIDELINES! USE THESE SPOTTING TIPS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Proper Spot Removal Technique
Using the proper formula below, follow this technique:
If liquid, Blot up (do not rub) as much as you can with multiple layers of colorfast paper towels, pressing firmly with hands or feet all around the spill to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Continue changing towels until all moisture is absorbed. (Step 1 may be all that is required)
If the material is solid, scrape up what you can with a spoon or dull edge of a knife or spatula.
Dampen clean, colorfast cloth with the proper cleaning agent for type of stain and pretest carpet in inconspicious place to determine colorfast.
Blot area gently, working from the outer edge to center of the spot. Turn the cloth frequently so it is always clean and do not get the carpet excessively wet.
Repeat this process until the spot is removed or there is no further transfer to the cloth.
Dry the carpet by weighing down a half inch pad of paper towels or absorbent cloth to absorb the moisture or circulate with a fan.
After carpet is dry, brush the pile up.