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Hints, Tips and Cleaning Information
|TYPE OF CARPET STAIN||PRODUCTS USED FOR REMOVAL|
|Alcoholic beverages, Beer||Shampoo and then dab with methylated spirits.|
|Blood||Dab with COLD water then shampoo. If there are still traces, treat them 5% diluted ammonia.|
|Butter, oil, gravy, sauces||Dab with white spirit or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo. If the stain persists, dab with 5% diluted ammonia.|
|Candlewax and paraffin||Put blotting paper over the stain and go over with a WARM iron. Dab with dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo.|
|Chewing gum||Apply an anti-gum solution or dab with dry cleaning solvent.|
|Chocolate and candy||Dab with WARM water (max 50 degrees C) or with 5% diluted ammonia.|
|Coffee and Tea||Shampoo. If the stain persists, dab with methylated spirits of 10% diluted ammonia.|
|Cosmetics and medicines||Apply white spirits or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo.|
|Eggs and albumins||Dab with 5% diluted ammonia or methylated spirits, then shampoo.|
|Glue, stain and varnish||Apply white spirits or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo.|
|Grass and vegetable stains||Moisten with methylated spirits.|
|Inks, aniline and carbon||Remove as much as possible with blotting paper and then dab with solution of 30% methylated spirits and 70% water, than shampoo. Pure lemon juice gives good results as well.|
|Jam, syrup and fruit juices||Dab with WARM water (max 50 degrees C). If stain persists use white spirits or dry cleaning solvent.|
|Milk and yogurt||Shampoo, then dab with 5% diluted ammonia or methylated spirits. If the stain persists, use dry cleaning solvent or white spirits.|
|Mud||Allow to dry and then go over with a vacuum cleaner.|
|Nail polish||Dab with acetone and then shampoo.|
|Rust||Use 3% diluted potassium oxalate or an anti-rust product.|
|Tar, grease and fuel oil||Dab with white spirits or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo. Repeat action with methylated spirits and shampoo again.|
|Iodine||Dab with pure ammonia.|
|Vomit, urine and excrement||Dab with mixture of 50% vinegar and 50% water, or with methylated spirits and then shampoo.|
|Wax furniture and floor polish||Apply with white spirits or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo. If stain persists apply 5% diluted ammonia or methylated spirits.|
|Wine and lemonade||Apply 50% vinegar and 50% water and then shampoo.|
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