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Carpet First-Aid Stain Treatment

!! ALWAYS USE A CLEAN, WHITE ABSORBENT CLOTH AND PRE-TEST AN INCONSPICUOUS AREA FIRST !!

The four basic solutions are:

A. Dry cleaning solvent

B. Detergent solution - 1 teaspoon of gently detergent to half a pint of water. (one for woollens is ideal)

C. Detergent & vinegar solution - 1 teaspoon of white vinegar added to the detergent solution (not malt vinegar)

D. Ammonia solution - 1 teaspoon of branded household ammonia (from hardware stores) to one cup of warm water


Tackle the stains as follows:

Alcohol, coffee, tea, liquid foods & urine.
Blot up surplus spillage. Use solution C. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time, blotting frequently with dry cloths.

Chocolate, sweets, blood, glue, egg, ice cream, milk, soft drinks and vomit.
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use solution B starting at the outer edge. Blot dry. Follow up with solution D. Blot dry.

Solids, fats, tar, chewing gum, oil, ointment and shoe polish.
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use solution A followed by solution C. Blot dry.

Unknown stains.
Scrape up or bolt surplus spillage. Use solution A followed by clean luke warm water. Blot dry. If further treatment needed, use either solution B or C. Blot dry. Remember do not rub at the carpet as this could cause pile restoration from which your carpet will not recover.

Caution: No carpet is absolutely stain proof.
Most stains can be avoided or removed by immediate treatment, if not they can become permanent stains. In general hot liquids, bleach and products containing natural dyes such as curry, mustard, herbal teas, etc can cause permanent discolouration.

For peace of mind ask for our stain spotter product for most water based spillages.