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DIY Carpet Cleaning Tips

Blood Stains

  1. Apply cool detergent solution, blot.
  2. Apply cool ammonia solution, blot.
  3. Apply enzyme detergent, blot.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.
  5. If stain remains, apply rust remover or oxalic acid solution.
  6. Bleaching with a 3 – 5% hydrogen peroxide may be necessary.

Butter and Margarine

  1. Apply dry cleaning solvent, blot.
  2. Apply detergent solution, blot until dry.
  3. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  4. Rinse with water, blot until dry.

Ketchup and Tomato Sauce

  1. Apply cool detergent solution, blot.
  2. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  3. Apply enzyme solution, blot
  4. If stain remains, bleach with 3 – 5% hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with water, blot dry.

Furniture Stain

  1. Apply dry cleaning solvent.
  2. Apply POG, blot.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent, blot.
  4. Apply detergent solution, blot.
  5. Rinse with water, blot until dry.
    Unfortunately, a furniture stain is nearly impossible to remove completely.

Lipstick

  1. Scrape off excess with spatula or dull knife.
  2. Apply POG, blot making sure not to reapply stain into fabric.
  3. Apply dry cleaning solvent, blot
  4. Apply detergent, blot
  5. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  6. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  7. Rinse with water, blot until dry.
    Try to avoid wet cleaning on wool. Use POG and dry cleaning solvents as long as possible.

Wine

  1. Apply detergent solution, blot.
  2. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  3. Apply ammonia solutions, blot.
  4. If necessary, bleach with 3 – 5% hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.
    If all else fails, switch to Chardonnay!
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