Stain Removal Guide
Washables and Non-Washables:
- Rub over area of which gum has adhered with ice cubes if fabric does not water spot.
- Scrape gum off with a dull knife.
- Sponge with dry cleaning fluid. (6,7)
- If sugar stain remains, sponge stain with warm water.
NOTE: If gum gets on fabric which water spots, follow steps 3 and 4 only.
WET CLEAN - Wet Cleaners are liquids, the most important being water.
DRY CLEAN - Dry Cleansers contain no actual moisture, even when in liquid form.
- Chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide may be necessary to remove last traces of stain. Mix 1 tsp of bleach and 1 tsp of water. Rinse well. Do not use chlorine on silk, wool, spandex, flame-proofed fabrics, or mohair.
- Do not use heat of any kind on stain area until stain is removed, as heat may set the stain.
- Dilute alcohol with two parts water if using acetate.
- Test in an inconspicuous place first to see if colors or fabric are affected.
- Ammonia changes some dyes. Restore by warm water and white vinegar rinse.
- Could be poisonous.
- Could be flammable.
- Dilute ammonia with equal parts of water for silk or wool.
- While white vinegar is safe for all fabrics, dyes may change when vinegar is applied. If colors do change, rinse with water and ammonia solution, followed by water rinse.