Stain-Removal-Guide

Stain Removal Guide

Sauce
1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
2. 1 Tablespooon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
5. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
Tea
Blot the area with a clean paper towel or cloth, drawing up excess liquid. Spray cold water and continue to blot. If the stain is fresh enough, this might suffice.

If not:
• Mix 1 teaspoon of mild detergent with 1 cup lukewarm water. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel.
• Mix 1/3 cup white vinegar with 2/3 cups lukewarm water and sponge the area with a clean, white cloth.
• Finally, sponge the area with clean water and blot with a clean towel.
Coffee
Blot the area with a clean paper towel or cloth, drawing up excess liquid. Spray cold water and continue to blot. If the stain is fresh enough, this might suffice.
If not:
• Mix 1 teaspoon of mild detergent with 1 cup lukewarm water. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel.
• Mix 1/3 cup white vinegar with 2/3 cups lukewarm water and sponge the area with a clean, white cloth.
• Finally, sponge the area with clean water and blot with a clean towel.
Milk
1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
2. 1 Tablespooon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
5. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
Cola
1. Cold water, carefully following instructions above (“Spills”).
2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately
3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
4. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
Beer
If the spill is fresh, first blot up as much beer as possible with paper towels.1

If you don’t want to clean the spill right away, sponge the area with water or club soda.2

As soon as possible, treat the stain to remove the beer residue and the beer smell. Combine 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts warm water. Sponge the solution onto the stain.3

If the vinegar does not remove the stain, mix some dish liquid in water and sponge the solution onto the stain.3

If the stain is stubborn, use enzyme detergent. Stir the detergent into some water, then sponge the solution onto the stain.3

Once the stain has been removed, blot up as much of the stain remover as possible. Sponge the area with water to rinse, then blot up the water and pat the carpet dry.
Wine
• Blot with a clean cloth and remove as much wine as possible.
• Pour a small amount of water and blot again.
• Make a baking soda paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water and apply directly to stain.
• Allow it to dry and then vacuum it up.
• You can then treat with a regular carpet stain remover, following the product’s instructions.

Alternate options:
• Pour a small amount of white wine over the stain to bring the color out.
• Blot with a clean cloth.
• Use a mixture of warm water and mild detergent and blot with a sponge.
• Once the stain is gone, rinse by sponging with cool water and blotting dry.
Mustard
1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
2. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
3. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
Cake
1. Begin by removing as much of the cake frosting on the carpet as possible. You may use a dull knife to carefully scoop up all of the excess frosting on the carpet. If there are any food particles on the carpet, take care of it by carefully using your fingers or using a wet/dry vac.
2. Get some water and then apply some of it on the frosting stain on your carpet. This will help dilute the frosting stain so that it will not set quickly. After adding a few drops of water, use a paper towel to blot the area.
3. Use a cleaning solution made out of one part white vinegar and four parts of warm water on the dirty portions of the carpet. The vinegar is great because it will help break down the stain and the best part about it is that it is extremely cheap and easy to acquire. As soon as you have made the cleaning solution, apply some of it onto the stain on your carpet and leave it there for a couple of minutes.
4. Get a paper towel or a clean white cloth and then blot the stain repeatedly. Continue with this step until all of the cake frosting stain is removed. It could be a while but eventually the carpet stain will be completely eliminated.
5. Flush out any residue by applying a glass of water on the area where the stain was. Then, use a wet/dry vac to dry everything completely.
Crayons
Crayon Stain Removal Cleaning Tools and Agents that May Be Needed. ● Vacuum Cleaner:​ A wet/dry vacuum cleaner is ideal for stain removal work. Use a clean, dry white towel as an alternative. If your vacuum cleaner is designed for dry carpet only, do not vacuum the stained area until the removal procedure is finished and the carpet is dry. ● Knife:​ Use a dull knife. ● Towels:​ The towels should be clean and colorfast. Paper towels can be used as an alternative. ● Citrus Solvent:​ Do not dilute the citrus solvent. The citrus solvent is available at your local grocery store, drug store, or hardware store. Apply this product to a towel, and use the towel on the ​carpet fiber​. ​WARNING: Do not allow this product to contact the carpet backing. ● Dry Cleaning Solvent:​ Do not dilute the dry cleaning solvent. The dry cleaning solvent should not be flammable and is available at your local grocery store, drug store, or hardware store. Apply this product to a towel, and use the towel on the ​carpet fiber​.WARNING: Do not allow this product to contact the carpet backing.Warm Water:/​ Clean water will be used for the rinsing. ● Club Soda:​ Club soda works wonders on a variety of water soluble stains. We suggest you always keep a can of club soda on hand at room temperature. Club soda is carbonated water; thus, club soda will not cause any damage to the carpet backing. You can slowly drizzle a small amount directly on the spill, but we caution you to not soak the carpet. Club soda does not leave a residue and therefore does not need to be rinsed out. In fact, club soda can be used as the rinsing agent for other cleaners. ● Detergent:​ Mix 1 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent with 2 cups of warm water -- not hot water. The dish detergent should be clear in color without bleaching properties. ● Iron:​ Use a common clothes iron. Fill the iron with water to produce steam. Step-by-Step Procedure. 1. Freeze the wax with ice. 2. Chip out the wax with a knife. 3. Vacuum or blot up the excess. 4. Apply citrus solvent or dry cleaning solvent. 5. Blot or gently stroke the carpet pile. 6. Rinse the carpet by applying warm water without soaking the carpet. 7. Vacuum or blot up the excess. (If the stain was removed, do not proceed to the next step.) 8. Apply detergent water to the stained area without soaking the carpet and let it stand for 5 minutes. 9. Blot or gently stroke the carpet pile. 10. Rinse the carpet by applying warm water without soaking the carpet. 11. Vacuum or blot up the excess. (If the stain was removed, do not proceed to the next step.) 12. Cover with brown paper or white cloth. 13. Heat an iron to the lowest steam setting. 14. Iron the wax stain occasionally pressing the steam button. (The carpet needs to be damp before starting this procedure.) 15. Check the color every 15 seconds. The heat will draw the wax into the paper or cloth. Change the paper or section of the paper in order to not transfer the wax. 16. Finally, vacuum the carpet after its dry to reset the carpet pile. Many spots come out very slowly requiring multiple attempts with the same procedures. We strongly recommend that you do the rinsing step as suggested. Rinsing removes residues that can re-attract dirt later and also assists in returning the carpet to a neutral pH. Sometimes, stains will wick back to the surface of the carpet nap requiring you to do the same procedure again. Not all spots can be successfully removed, but we have solutions for those problems as well. Light spots in carpet are likely the result of color loss and therefore cannot be correct by spot removal. Wolfe Flooring provides spot dying and bonded inserts to deal with these otherwise permanent problems. The focus of these directions is to remove visual problems, not odor problems. Wolfe Flooring offers an odor removal product and a great spot removal product that may be just what you're needing. We encourage our customers to keep such products on hand. We also provide Teflon AdvanceTM by DuPont® to add protection to your carpet from future accidents.
Blood
Blood Stain Removal: • Use cold water and a sponge. • Scrub from the outside in, then blot dry. • You can also try sprinkling the stain with pepsin powder or spreading a thick paste of raw starch and water over it. • Once dried, simply brush off and repeat if necessary.
Oil
Motor Oil Step 1 Use a plastic spoon to scoop up any motor oil that is sitting on top of thecarpet. Oil typically remains bonded together, so it is very likely that there will be a pool of oil sitting atop the carpet. Step 2 Use white paper towels to soak up as much oil as possible. Fold each towel sheet in half, and then in half again to make it thicker. Press the sheets against the oil to lift it from the carpet fibers. Do not rub the oil into the carpet, since that will cause it to spread and force the oil deeper into the fibers. Step 3 Soak a small section of a clean, white washcloth with rubbing alcohol. Dab the oil with the alcohol. The alcohol will break down the particles that help hold the oil together, making it easier to remove from the carpet. Continue adding more alcohol to clean parts of the cloth and repeat the process until no more oil is being lifted. Step 4 Pour several tablespoons of rubbing alcohol directly onto the oil spot. Step 5 Place a clean cloth over the alcohol, and lay weights or other heavier objects on top of it. This will keep constant pressure on the alcohol, pushing it into the oil to break it up. Keep the cloth and weights on the spot for a few hours. Step 6 Take the weights and cloth off of the spot, and allow it to air dry. Step 7 Vacuum the area when completely dry to lift the dried-up oil particles from the carpet fibers.
Lipstick
1. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
3. 1 Tablespooon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
4. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
Chocolate
• Allow stain to harden (using ice if necessary), and then scrape off as much of the chocolate as possible. • Mix 3-5 drops of laundry detergent with 3 cups of water and blot the stain, working from the outside in. • Use paper towels to blot dry and remove stain. • Rinse with clean water to remove detergent, again working from the outside in.
Alternate option: • Cover stain with paper towels and, using the lowest setting, gently iron the area. • The heat from the iron should draw the stain up into the paper towels.
Eggs
1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
2. 1 Tablespooon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed