Red Wine

  • Apply cold detergent solution, blot.
  • Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  • Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  • Apply enzyme detergent, blot.(See caution below)
  • Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.
  • Apply dry cleaning solvent, blot.

 

Chocolate

  • Scrape off as much as possible with a spatula or dull edge knife.
  • Apply cool detergent solution, blot.
  • Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  • Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  • Apply enzyme detergent, blot. (See caution below)
  • Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.

 

Soft Drink

  • Apply cold detergent solution, blot.
  • Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  • Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  • Apply pressure to the spot with a spatula or the back of a tablespoon to work spotting solution deep into spot.  DO NOT SCRUB as this may cause nap distortion of the fiber.
  • Rinse with water, blot until dry.

 

Mud

  • Brush or scrape off as much as possible.
  • Apply detergent solution, blot.
  • Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  • Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  • Apply pressure to the spot with a spatula or the back of a tablespoon to work spotting solution deep into spot.  DO NOT SCRUB as this may cause nap distortion of the fiber.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.
  • If stain remains, apply a “paint oil and grease” remover and dry cleaning solvent alternately, blot until dry.

 

Pet Soil

  • Immediately pick up/blot as much material as possible using paper towels or a clean, white cloth.  A tablespoon makes a good scraper if necessary.
  • Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  • Apply detergent solution, blot.
  • Apply pressure to the spot with a spatula or the back of a tablespoon to work spotting solution deep into spot.  DO NOT SCRUB as this may cause nap distortion of the fiber.
  • Rinse thoroughly with cool clean water, blot until dry.

 

Coffee

  • Apply detergent solution, blot. (Enzyme detergent may be used if a dairy product was mixed in. See caution below.)
  • Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  • Apply enzyme detergent, blot.
  • Apply pressure to the spot with a spatula or the back of a tablespoon to work spotting solution deep into spot.  DO NOT SCRUB as this may cause nap distortion of the fiber.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.

 

Ketchup

  • Apply cool detergent solution, blot.
  • Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  • Apply enzyme detergent, blot. (See caution below.)
  • If stain remains, bleaching with 3-5% hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate is recommended-proceed with extreme caution, or call us.
  • Apply pressure to the spot with a spatula or the back of a tablespoon to work spotting solution deep into spot.  DO NOT SCRUB as this may cause nap distortion of the fiber.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.

 

 

 

Cosmetics

  • Scrape off excess (using dull edge tool) and apply POG remover, blot.
  • Apply dry cleaning solvent, blot.
  • Apply detergent solution, blot.
  • Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  • Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  • Apply pressure to the spot with a spatula or the back of a tablespoon to work spotting solution deep into spot.  DO NOT SCRUB as this may cause nap distortion of the fiber.
  • Rinse with water, blot until dry.

 

Plant Food

  • Scoop up as much as possible.
  • Blot up remaining with clean white towels.
  • Apply warm detergent solution, blot.
  • Apply pressure to the spot with a spatula or the back of a tablespoon to work spotting solution deep into spot.  DO NOT SCRUB as this may cause nap distortion of the fiber.
  • Rinse with water, blot dry.
  • If stain persists, apply dry cleaning solvent, blot.

SOLUTIONS

 

  1. Ammonia- 1 Tbls. Clear household ammonia in ½ cup water. Always pre-test.

CAUTION: Ammonia will “set”, that is make permanent, stains on natural fibers like wool and silk but may help in stain removal from other types of fibers.

 

  1. Detergent- 1-2 drops colorless, mild detergent or dishwashing liquid in 1 cup lukewarm water.

 

  1. Enzyme Detergent- Mix enzyme detergent per instructions on package and allow to remain on stain recommended time.  Do not over wet.

CAUTION: Enzymes can damage natural fibers like wool.  Use with care or call us.

 

  1. Vinegar- 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water.

(Dry cleaning solvent or “oil solvent” contains volatile organic compound.  Use carefully in strict accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.  Use in well ventilated space and avoid products containing perchlorethylene—considered quite hazardous.)