Stain Removal Guide
Catsup / Tomato Sauce
Coffee / Tea
Water-base: Remove excess with a spoon. Apply Detergent solution and blot. Apply Ammonia solution and follow with Vinegar solution. If stain remains, apply Dry Cleaning Solvent. Rinse and blot dry.
Caution: This procedure can damage the carpet if not done very cautiously.
Atiyeh Bros. sells Wine Away products for getting wine stains out of your rugs and carpets.
Cleaning solutions you can make yourself.
Use the following five solutions with a white absorbent cloth or tissue.
Mix 1-teaspoon of clear, mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1-cup of lukewarm water.
Mix 1-tablespoon of household ammonia with 1/2 – cup of warm water. (Refrain from a stronger ammonia solution on wool carpet.)
Mix 1/3 cup of white, household vinegar with the 2/3 cup of water.
Commercial enzyme detergent such as Bac Out
Dry Cleaning Solvent
Commercial volatile dry spotter such as Energine.
Test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area, then tackle the stain by working from the outer edge towards the center and blot, don’t rub. The final spot removal step is always to gently rinse the area with water and then absorb all the remaining moisture with absorbent towels. When finished, place a 1/2 inch pad of white, absorbent paper towels over affected area and weigh down with a flat, heavy object. Change absorbent pad until transfer of spilled substance or residue is no longer visible on absorbent pad.