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STAIN REMOVAL TIPS:

Removing spots from rugs and carpets can be simple or tedious depending on the spot and how long it has been on the rug or carpet. The key is to act quickly! The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. At times, multiple applications of the spot removal solution or a second solution are required.

Listed below are various spot removal procedures.

Remember: Always test the carpet for color fastness before using any stain removal solution. Test an inconspicuous spot such as in the back corner of a closet. Also, do not wet backing or use bleach on a stain. Never use a circular motion to remove a spot as this destroys texture. Instead, use a blotting motion to remove the stain working from the outside in to prevent spreading the stain.

The last step of the spot cleaning is to put a thick pad of white paper towels over the spot with a flat, heavy object on top (a brick, books or other suitable weight) to collect the moisture. Keep replacing with new towels until the area is dry.

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Stain Type Procedure*
Alcoholic Beverages 1
Beer 5
Berries 5
Bleach 1
Blood 4
Butter 2
Candy (sugar) 1
Catsup 2
Charcoal 1
Chocolate, Cocoa 1
Coffee 4
Cooking Oil 2
Cosmetic 2
Crayon 2
Dye - blue, black 3
Dye - red 5
Stain Type Procedure*
Egg 2
Excrement 2
Fruit Juice 5
Furniture Polish 5
Gravy 1
Hair Oil 2
Hair Spray 2
Hand Lotion 2
Ice Cream 2
Lacquer 2
Lipstick 1
Machine Oil 2
Mayonnaise 2
Milk 1
Mixed Drinks 5
Mud 1
Stain Type Procedure*
Mustard 5
Paint 2
Perfume 1
Rust 1
Salad Dressing 2
Sauce 1
Soft Drinks 5
Soy Sauce 2
Tar 2
Tea 5
Toothpaste 1
Urine 5
Vaseline 2
Vomit 2
Washable Ink 1
Wine 5


*Stain Removal Procedures
Procedure 1 Detergent Solution, Blot, Vinegar Solution, Blot, Detergent Solution, Blot, Water, Blot
Procedure 2 Dry Cleaning Solvent, Blot, Detergent Solution, Blot, Water, Blot, Ammonia Solution, Blot, Detergent Solution, Blot, Water, Blot
Procedure 3 Detergent Solution, Blot, Vinegar, Blot, Ammonia Solution, Blot, Detergent Solution, Blot, Water, Blot
Procedure 4 Detergent Solution, Blot, Ammonia Solution, Blot, Detergent Solution, Blot, Water, Blot
Procedure 5 Detergent Solution, Blot, Ammonia Solution, Blot, Vinegar Solution, Blot, Detergent Solution, Blot, Water, Blot


**Solutions/Solvent

Test the recommended solution** on a small out of the way area, then tackle the stain by working from the outer edge towards the center. Check for colorfastness prior to applying any wet solution to your carpet or fabric.
Detergent Solution: One teaspoon of neutral detergent, such as "woolite," to 1/2 pint of warm water.
Detergent/Vinegar Solution: Add one teaspoon of white vinegar to the Detergent Solution
Dry Cleaning Solvent: Such as Carbona or Energine
Ammonia Solution: One teaspoon of household ammonia to one pint of warm water
Carillon Carpet & Rugs, LLC specifically disclaims any and all liability from the use of the above methods. The user acknowledges full responsibility for any or all damages or problems caused by the use of the above methods. This information has been gathered from thorough research, tradition, and generic principles in the industry.