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Spot Removal Guide

Step 1 Unknown and Greasy Spots

Remove solid materials with a spoon and dull knife.

Blot spill with clean, white towel. Press down to remove as much liquid as possible.

Apply detergent solution (1 teaspoon mild non-bleaching laundry detergent with two cups water.)

Blot stain with white cloth or paper towel.

Wet the stained carpet fibers with clear lukewarm.

If stain remains, proceed to Step 2. For coffee or tea stains proceed to Step 3.

Step 2 If Stain(s) Persist

Mix 1 teaspoon non-bleaching, non-sudsing household ammonia with 1 cup warm water.

Apply ammonia solution, rinse and blot as instructed in Step 1.

Do not dry with paper towels. Proceed to Step 3 to neutralize the ammonia.

Step 3 Coffee and Tea

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in spray bottle.

Apply vinegar solution, rinse and blot.

Specialized Stain Treatments

Stain Type Steps Stain Type Steps
Ballpoint 1,3 Ice Cream 1,3
Beer 3 Ink 1,3
Blood 3 Make-up 1,3
Candy 3 Mixed Drink 3
Catsup 3 Mood 3
Cheese 3 Nail Polish 3
Chocolate 3 Oil 1,3
Coffee 1,3 Paint 1,3
Cola 3 Play Dough 1,3
Crayon 3 Rust 3
Cough Syrup 3 Shoe Polish 1,3
Dirt 3 Soft Drinks 3
Drink Mix 2 Soy Sauce 3
Egg 3 Tea 3
Fruit Juice 2,3 Vomite 3
Grease 1,3 White Glue 1,3
Gum Wine 1,3

Supplies To Have On Hand

  • White terry cloth towel
  • Dish washing detergent or mild laundry detergent that contains no lanolin or bleach.
  • Household ammonia
  • White Vinegar
  • Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • Brick or heavy book wrapped in plastic to be used as weight