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Cleaning Instructions (Suggestions Only)

Cleaning Agents

Detergent Solution: Mix one of clear dishwashing liquid or detergent powder (containing no bleaches or strong alkalies) with a cup of warm (not hot) water. This solution must be well-rinsed with clear water.

Vinegar Solution: Mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup water.

Detergent / Vinegar Solution: Add one-tablespoon household ammonia (3% solution) with 1/2 cup of water. This solution must be neutralized with vinegar solution.

Ammonia Solution: Mix one-tablespoon household ammonia (3% solution) with 1/2 cup of water. This solution must be neutralized with vinegar solution.

Solvent Dry-Cleaning Solvent: A dry-cleaning solvent (available at your local hardware store).

Instructions For Stain & Substance Removal

Alcoholic Beverage: Blot up surplus. Use a detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time, blotting with dry cloths when necessary.

Blood: Scrape up the excess with a blunt knife. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution and blot dry.

Candle Wax: Cover with absorbent paper and use hot iron.

Chewing Gum: Chill with an aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in a plastic bag. Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use a dry-cleaning solvent followed by a detergent/vinegar solution and blot dry.

Chocolate: Scrape up the excess with a blunt knife. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blot dry. Follow up with an ammonia solution and blot dry.

Coffee: Blot up the excess. Use a detergent/vinegar solution, working from the outer edge, using a little at a time and blotting dry frequently.

Cream: Blot up the excess, then use a detergent or carpet shampoo solution, followed by a solvent then blot dry.

Fats: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use a dry-cleaning solvent followed by a detergent/vinegar solution and blot dry.

Fruit: Scrape up the excess with a blunt knife. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with an ammonia solution and blot dry.

Fruit Juice: Soak with cold water and follow with a detergent or carpet shampoo solution and blot dry.

Glue: Scrape up the excess with a blunt knife. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with an ammonia solution and blot dry.

Grass: Scrape up the excess with a blunt knife. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with an ammonia solution and blot dry.

Grease Oil: Scrape up any excess with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution and blot dry.

Ink (Fountain Pen): Pour cold water over stain and follow with detergents or carpet shampoo solution.

Ink (Ball Point): Use solvent, followed by alcohol or methylated spirits mineral turpentine.

Ink (Felt Tip): Soak with warm water, following with a detergent solution or carpet shampoo solution. Apply clear nail polish remover (preferably acetone).

Tomato Sauce: Soak with warm water, following with a detergent solution or carpet shampoo solution.

Lipstick: Scrape up the excess with a blunt knife. Use a dry cleaning solvent followed by a detergent/vinegar solution then blot dry.

Liquid Foods: Blot up the excess spillage. Use a detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.

Milk: Blot up the excess spillage. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution and blot dry.

Mustard: Use a detergent solution or carpet shampoo solution and blot dry.

Nail Polish: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use a dry cleaning solvent followed by a detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Paint (Water Based): Soak with cold water, following with a detergent or carpet shampoo solution, finishing with a solvent. Blot dry.

Paint (Oil Based): Use alcohol or methylated spirits followed by solvent and then detergent or carpet shampoo solution. Blot dry.

Salad Dressing: Soak with detergent or carpet shampoo solution, following with a solvent. Blot dry.

Shoe Polish: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use a dry-cleaning solvent, followed by a detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Soft Drinks: Blot up the excess spillage. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution and blot dry. General Disclaimer: The above cleaning instructions are for information, Suggestion only, Rugs Galore takes no responsibility for any damage caused by use of the above.