Stain Guide

Instructions: Choose the type of stain, click on the name and review the instructions. Some types have multiple removal processes, indicated be the (2) numbered callouts.

ADHESIVES (2) GRASS STAINS (2) REOCCURRING
ALCOHOLIC BEV GRAVY RUST
ANTI-FREEZE GREASE SALAD DRESSING (2)
ASHES GUM SEWER WATER (2) (3)
ASPHALT/TAR HAIR SPRAY SHOE POLISH
BABY FOOD HAND LOTION SOFT DRINKS
BEER ICE CREAM SOOT
BETADINE/IODINE INK-WASHABLE SOY SAUCE
BLOOD/BODY FLUID INK-PERMANENT TAR
CANDY (2) JAM & JELLY TEA
CATSUP JELLO-GELATIN TOMATO JUICE
CHEESE KOOL-AID TOOTHPASTE
CHOCOLATE LIPSTICK TREE SAP
CLAY-RED MAKE-UP UNKNOWN (2)
COFFEE MEDICINES (2) URINE (2)
COLA/SODA MILDEW VARNISH (2)
COPY TONER MILK VASELINE
COUGH SYRUP MUSTARD (2) (3) VOMIT (2) (3)
CRAYON (2) NAIL POLISH WALLPAPER PASTE
EGG ODORS WATER STAINS (2)
EXCREMENT (2) (3) OIL WAX
FOOD DYES PAINT-LATEX WHITE-OUT
FRUIT JUICE PAINT-OIL BASE WINE
FURNITURE STAINS (2) PAINT-WATER BASE WOOD PUTTY
GLUE-WHITE (2) PLAY DOUGH YELLOW STAINS

Always scrape blot or vacuum excess first.

For Stain Resist Carpets: Use instructions for STAIN RESIST, WOOL CARPETS. If spot is not removed, use same procedure then rinse and apply Fluorocarbon (Fibre-Rec) to restore stain resistance.
For Wool: Use instructions for STAIN RESIST, WOOL CARPETS. If spot is not removed, use same procedure and then rinse with mild acid.

COFFEE, TEA Saturate the spot with DETERGENT (Desolv), allow to set 2 minutes, agitate with tamping brush, flush with water, extract or blot dry. Apply ACID SPOTTER (Surely or Restore) to the spot and allow to set 2 minutes, extract or blot dry. If the spot isn’t out, it may be a DYE, so proceed as follows: Test carpet in an inconspicuous place for possible loss of color or pattern by saturating a test spot with DETERGENT (Desolv), covering with a white cotton or paper towel and apply steam from a steam iron for 15-20 seconds. If color transfers on the towel, repeat the same procedure for 15-20 seconds on the spot. Keep towel and spot wet with DETERGENT (Desolv) and move towel on each press. When spot is removed or no color transfers, flush out with water, extract or blot dry.
REOCCURRING On reoccurring spots simply reclean with appropriate procedure. Cover the spot with a clean towel and weight it down until dry. The spot that comes back simply absorbs into the towel and leaves the carpet clean.
STAIN RESIST, WOOL CARPETS Saturate the spot with STAIN RESIST DETERGENT (Gentle), allow to set for 3 minutes, agitate occasionally with tamping brush, extract or blot dry.
ADHESIVES, GLUE-WHITE, YELLOW STAINS (Fizz, Partbee) Saturate area with oxidizing solution. Allow 30 minutes dwell time. Extract. Repeat if necessary. Dry quickly when completely removed.
ADHESIVES, GLUE-WHITE, GUM Remove excess gum, adhesive, or glue with scraper, punch holes in remaining gum, apply GUM REMOVER (Exclude, Krush-Solv, Krush-Gel, Sure-Solv) and allow 2 minutes. Extract with hot water or remove with damp cloth. When you can no longer see any material, saturate area with DETERGENT (Sure-Pass), agitate with bone scraper, flush with water, extract or blot dry.
CANDY, CRAYON, FOOD DYES, FRUIT JUICE, FURNITURE STAINS, KOOL-AID, MEDICINES, MUSTARD, VARNISH, WINE Test carpet in an inconspicuous area before use. Saturate area with DYE REMOVER (Press-It). Cover with a white cotton or paper towel and apply steam (with a steam iron, wallpaper steamer or equivalent) for 15-20 seconds each pressing. Observe unwanted color transfer to towel. Keep spot saturated during transfers. Move to clean area of towel each pressing until dye is completely removed or transfer stops. Flush with water, extract or blot dry.
ALCOHOLIC BEV, BEER, CATSUP, CHOCOLATE, COLA/SODA, COUGH SYRUP, ICE CREAM, JAM & JELLY, JELLO-GELATIN, SOFT DRINKS, SOY SAUCE, TOMATO JUICE, UNKNOWN Saturate the spot with DETERGENT (Sure-Pass), allow to set 2 minutes, agitate with tamping brush, flush with water, extract or blot dry. Apply ACID SPOTTER (Surely or Restore) to the spot and allow to set 2 minutes, extract or blot dry. If the spot isn’t out, it may be a DYE, so proceed as follows: Test carpet in an inconspicuous area before use. Saturate area with DYE REMOVER (Press-It). Cover with a white cotton or paper towel and apply steam (with a steam iron, wallpaper steamer or equivalent) for 15-20 seconds each pressing. Observe unwanted color transfer to towel. Keep spot saturated during transfers. Move to clean area of towel each pressing until dye is completely removed or transfer stops. Flush with water, extract or blot dry.
EXCREMENT, MILDEW, ODORS, SEWER WATER, URINE, VOMIT Saturate the area with DETERGENT (Sure-Pass), working in with tamping brush, flush with water and extract or blot dry. Saturate area with DEODORANT (Attest, Countrycide, Cycle, Krisp, Nokimded, Odorcap, Spy-C3), extract or blot dry.
INK-PERMANENT Moisten cotton swab with NON-VOLATILE SOLVENT (Laser) and dab carpet or fabric with cotton swab. Continue until completely removed. Apply DETERGENT (Sure-Pass) immediately after to prevent bleeding, flush out with water, extract or blot dry. Repeat if necessary.
BETADINE/IODINE, WATER STAINS Use CAUTION, test for loss of color in an inconspicuous place. Apply REDUCING AGENT (Medix) liberally to the spot and cover with cloth for 10 minutes. Repeat if necessary. Flush out with water, extract or blot dry.
BLOOD/BODY FLUID, EXCREMENT, GRASS STAINS, MUSTARD, SALAD DRESSING, SEWER WATER, VOMIT Mix 1 ounce (5 capfuls) of ENZYME CLEANER (Relief) in a quart of hot (120-140°F) water, apply this solution to the spot and cover with a warm, damp, white towel. Allow to set for 30 minutes, flush out with water, extract or blot dry. Repeat if necessary.
CRAYON, WAX Steam the spot by covering with white towel and applying a steam iron to the spot. The wax will melt and transfer to the towel. Moisten the spot with VOLATILE DRY SOLVENT (Trounce), blot dry, then saturate the spot with DETERGENT (Sure-Pass), allow to set 1 minute, agitate with tamping brush, flush out with water, extract or blot dry.
MUSTARD, RUST, WATER STAINS Saturate spot with RUST REMOVER (Rust-Off, Novel), watch the color disappear, flush with water, extract or blot dry. Repeat if necessary.
BABY FOOD, CHEESE, EGG, EXCREMENT, GRASS STAINS, GRAVY, MILK, SALAD DRESSING, SEWER WATER, URINE, VOMIT Saturate spot with DETERGENT (Sure-Pass), allow to set 2 minutes, agitate with tamping brush, flush with water, extract or blot dry. Apply ACID SPOTTER (Surely or Restore) and allow to set 2 minutes, extract or blot dry.
ASPHALT/TAR, FURNITURE STAINS, GREASE, LIPSTICK, MAKE-UP, MEDICINES, NAIL POLISH, OIL, PAINT-OIL BASE, SHOE POLISH, TAR, UNKNOWN, VARNISH, WHITE-OUT Moisten spot with VOLATILE DRY SOLVENT (Trounce) and blot with cloth removing as much as possible. Moisten spot with NON-VOLATILE SOLVENT (Invade), agitate with tamping brush. Flush with DETERGENT (Sure-Pass), agitate, extract or blot dry.
COPY TONER, HAIR SPRAY, HAND LOTION, PAINT-LATEX, PLAY DOUGH, TREE SAP, WALLPAPER PASTE, WOOD PUTTY Moisten spot with NON-VOLATILE SOLVENT (Invade), agitate with tamping brush. Apply DETERGENT (Sure-Pass), tamp, flush out with water, extract or blot dry. Repeat if necessary.
ANTI-FREEZE, ASHES, CANDY, CLAY-RED, INK-WASHABLE, PAINT-WATER BASE, SOOT, TOOTHPASTE, VASELINE Saturate spot with DETERGENT (Sure-Pass), allow to set 1 minute, tamp vigorously with brush, flush with water, extract or blot dry. Repeat if necessary.

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