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STAIN REMOVAL:
Whatever the nature of the stain, the following general procedure should always be followed:

  1. Act immediately
  2. Treat the stain from the outside towards the Centre.
  3. Gently remove most of the staining substance with a spoon or a knife and immediately absorb it with a clean white cloth.
  4. Identify the stain and refer to the Stain Removal Table.
  5. Before using a stain remover, test the fastness of the colour on an off cut of carpet or in a place which is concealed. If you apply a solvent, do not pour direct on to the carpet; pour on to a piece of cloth.
  6. After the stain remover has acted, use a clean dry cloth to absorb the product which has been applied, brush against the direction of the pile.
  7. Leave to dry and do not walk on damp parts. Once your carpet or rug is dry, go over it with the vacuum cleaner

 

STAIN REMOVAL TABLE:
Valid for all types of carpets and rugs whether they are woollen or made from synthetic fibre.

Nature of Stain

Products to be Applied

Alcohol, Liqueur

Shampoo and then dab with methylated spirits.

Beer

Dab with warm water (max 50◦C) to which 3% methylated spirits has been added

Biro ink

Use perchlorethylene and methylated spirits

Blood

Dab with cold water and then shampoo. If there are still traces, treat them with 5% diluted ammoniac.

Butter, Oil, Gravy and Sauces

Dab with white spirit or perchlorethylene and then shampoo. If the stain persists dab with 5% diluted ammoniac.

Candle wax, paraffin

Put blotting paper over the stain and go over with a warm iron. Dab with perchlorethylene and then shampoo

Chewing Gum

Apply an anti-gum (product sold by any pharmacy or chemist) or dab with perchlorethylene

Chocolate, caramel, sweets

Dab with warm water (max 50◦C) or with 5% diluted ammoniac

Coffee, Tea

Shampoo. If the stain persists, dab with methylated spirits or 10% diluted ammoniac

Cosmetics & medicaments

Apply white spirit or perchlorethylene and then shampoo. If the stain persists, use 5% diluted ammoniac or methylated spirits

Eggs, albumin’s

Dab with 5% diluted ammoniac or methylated spirits: then shampoo

Fruits, foodstuffs

Dab with warm water (max 50◦C) and then shampoo

Glue, stain, varnish

Apply white spirit or percholorethylene and then dab with warm water or shampoo.

Grass, vegetables

Moisten with methylated spirits

Ink, aniline, carbon

Remove as much as possible with blotting paper and then dab with a solution of 30% methylated spirits and 70% water: then shampoo. Pure lemon juice also gives good results

Jam, syrup, fruit juices

Dab with warm water (max 50◦C). If the stain persists, use white spirit or percholrethylene

Mercurochrome

Dab with a mixture of two-thirds water and one-third methylated spirits

Mildew

Dab with an ammoniacal water solution

Milk, drinking chocolate
Yogurt

Shampoo and then dab with 5% diluted ammoniac or methylated spirits. If the stain persists, use perchloroethylene or white spirit

Mud

Allow to dry and then go over with the vacuum cleaner

Mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup

Use 10% diluted ammoniac and then perchlorethylene. Shampoo if necessary

Nail varnish

Dab with acetone* and then shampoo

Paint

Oil paint: dab with white spirit and then shampoo. Latex: if the stain is new, dab with cold water. An old stain is very difficult to remove. Consult a specialist

Perfume

Dab with methylated spirits

Rust

Use 3% diluted potassium oxalate* or an anti-rust product* for textile

Sugar

Dab with warm water (max 50◦C) and then shampoo

Tar, thick grease, grease for mechanical purposes
Fuel oil

Dab with whited spirit or perchlorethylene and then shampoo. Repeat the action with methylated spirits and then shampoo

Tincture of iodine

Dab with pure ammoniac

Vomit, urine excrement

Dab with a mixture of 50% vinegar and 50% water, or with methylated spirits, and then shampoo

Water

Use a clean cloth to absorb as much as the water as possible and leave to dry; deal with any “haloes” by shampooing or with methylated spirits

Wax, wax polish, furniture or floor polish

Apply with spirit or perchlorethylene and then shampoo. If the stain persists: 5% diluted ammoniac or methylated spirits

Wine, lemonade

Use a mixture of 50% vinegar and 50% water and then shampoo

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