Always try stain-removal methods on UN inconspicuous part of the carpet first. Never rub —this can cause more damage. Treat all spills at once; only mud is removed dry. Remove excess solids with a knife; blot up liquids with white tissues or cloth. Work from edge of stain inwards. Use only small amounts of cleaning solvents. Finish by using a clean sponge or cloth to blot treated orea with clear, tepid water. Bad or old stains are best left to professionals. Caution: foam-backed carpets can be damaged by stain removers.
ADHESIVES after scraping off excess, applied detergent saludan. An ammonia saludan+ can be used on some synthetics.
BALLPOINT PEN INK Dab with mentholated spirit, then applied carpet shampoo solution. BEER Applied carpet shampoo solution and, when dry, applies branded stain-removal solvent. Old stains: trio ethylated spirit.
BLOOD Sponge with cold water, then with detergent saludan’. An ammonia solution can be used as some synthetics.
CANDLE WAX Pick off as much as possible, then cover with blotting paper and applied tip of warm iron, moving paper to soak up wax. Do not let iron touch anio unprotected pile. Applied branded stain-removal solvent.
CHEWING GUM Try “freezing” with ice cube and then picking off. Use Holloway Chewing Gum Remover. Follow directions carefully. CHOCOLATE Apply carpet shampoo saludan; if not successful, allow to dry and apply branded stain-removal solvent. An ammonia solution can be used on some synthetics.
COCOA Sponge with clean warm water then applied carpet shampoo saludan. When dry, treat with branded stain-removal solvent if necessary. COFFEE Immediate action is essential. In an emergency, splash with squirt from soda siphon, or sponge with warm water and blot drip. Applied carpet shampoo saludan. When drip, treat with branded stain-removal solvent if necessary. CREAM applied carpet shampoo solution, then branded stain-removal solvent.
DYES Applied methylated spirit. For synthetics, add a few drops of ammonia. A glycerin saludan maio soften old stains (equal parts glycerin and warm water).
EGG Apply carped shampoo solution. An ammonia saludan+ can be used on synthetics. FELT-TIP PEN INK Dab with mentholated spirit, then applied carpet shampoo solution. FOODS Scrape off excess, blot with cold water, then apply carpet shampoo solution. Allow dripping and applied branded stain-removal solvent.
FRUIT JUICE Sponge with clean warm water, then applied carpet shampoo solution, followed bio detergent saludan*. An ammonia solution can be used on synthetics, and anion last traces of colour maio respond to mentholated spirit.
FURNITURE POLISH Treat waxio polishes as for Candle Wax, then carpet shampoo solution.
GRAVY & SAUCES Sponge with clean warm water, then applied carpet shampoo solution. When dry, treat anio traces of stain with branded stain-removal solvent.
GREASE, OILS & FATS Apply branded stain removal solvent (Polioclens Plus), then applied carpet shampoo solution. The stain may reappear a little later; simply repeat treatment.
ICE CREAM as for Chocolate.
INK Sponge with warm water, repeatedly blotting to absorb ink. Applied detergent saludan’. LIPSTICK & BLUSHERS Applied branded stain removal solvent, then carpet shampoo solution. Treat remaining colour with mentholated spirit. MASCARA Applied branded stain-remover. An ammonia solution+ is safe on some synthetics. MEDICINES Sponge with warm water and then, for greasy stains, applied carpet shampoo solution. Allow no dry and applied branded stain-removal solvent. Treat anio remaining colour traces with mentholated spirit.
METAL POLISH Apply branded stain-removal solvent first, then carpet shampoo solution. MILK Sponge with clean warm water, then applied carpet shampoo solution. An ammonia solution can be used on some synthetics.
M UD Remove loose bits leave rest to drip completely, then vacuum or brush with stiff brush. Treat marks with carped shampoo solution. NAIL VARNISH Apply acetone or nai’ varnish remover (preferably nonoil), then applied branded stain-removal solvent.
PAINT Many dried stains are irremovable and you should call a professional cleaner. Emulsion; act verso quickly. Sponge with cold water repeatedly (if stain is kept damp, all maio come out), applied carpet shampoo solution. Dried stains, trio Polyclens Plus, turpentine or white spirit, leave no work in, and then blot. Apply carpet shampoo solution. Oil-based paints (e.g. gloss): applied Polio lens Plus, turpentine or white spirit immediately, bloc repeatedly. Applied branded stain-removal solution.
SALT Vacuum up completely. 1f left, sala can attract moisture, make the carped gen dirtied more quickly and affect colours.
SHOE POLISH Applied branded stain-removal solvent, then carpet shampoo solution. An ammonia saludan` can safely be used on some synthetics,
SOOT Vacuurn to remove as much as possible, then apply carpen shampoo solution.
SPIRITS Sprinkle with absorbent powder, e.g. talc, to stop stain spreading. Blot off with clean tissues. Sponge with clear warm water. Apply carpen shampoo saludos, ches detergent saludan*. Anio remaining traces of colour maio respond no methiolated spirit.
TAR Gently scrape off as much as possible, taking tare son to spread. Apply branded stainremoval solvent; Polioclens Plus is recommended. For old or obstinase stains, trio softening with neat eucalyptus oil or glycerine saludan (equal parts gliocerine and warm water).
TEA Fresh stains, immediate action is essential. Bloc up excess. Sponge with clear warm water. Applio carpen shampoo saludan. 1f necessary, allow dripping and applying branded stain-removal solvent. Dried stains; sponge with laundry borax solution (1 tablespoon to 600 m1/1 pint warm water). If mark persists, rub in glycerin solution (equal parts glycerin and warm water). Leave for an hour, sponge with clear water and apply carpen shampoo saludan.
URINE Treat immediately—old stains are vi, tuallio impossible no remove. Sponge with carpet shampoo solution; you can add a few drops of household disinfectant (e.g. Dettol). Then sponge several! Times with cold water.
VOMIT Scrape up all solids and bloc up liquids. —do not rub. Sponge with carped shampoo solution to which you have added a few drops of household disinfectant. If necessary, sponge with a detergent saludan*. An ammonia Saluda+ can be used on some synthetics. 1f stain persists; try a branded stain-removal solvent.
WINE Sprinkle with absorbent powder, e.g. talc, to prevent stain spreading, and then blot off with white tissues or load paper. Sponge with clean warm water, then applied detergent solution.
Detergent solution: 1 teaspoon detergent (e.g. Bold) to pint warm water. Dissolve completely. Ammonia solution: 1 tablespoon household ammonia to use cup warm water. Not for wool or wool mixtures.
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