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Stain Removal Guide

Glue and Mucilage Adhesives

Wet/Dry Clean
Model Glue and Household Cement:

Use acetone, (6,7) except on acetate, Verel, Dynel.

Casein Glue:

See direction for Non-Greasy stains.

Rubber Cement:

Scrape away as much cement as possible using a dull knife. Sponge with cleaning fluid. (6,7)

Other Glues:
See directions for Greasy Stains but use HOT, not cool water.

Cleaning Method

WET CLEAN - Wet Cleaners are liquids, the most important being water.

DRY CLEAN - Dry Cleansers contain no actual moisture, even when in liquid form.

Special Treatments

  1. 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.
  2. Do not use heat of any kind on stain area until stain is removed, as heat may set the stain.
  3. Dilute alcohol with two parts water if using acetate.
  4. Test in an inconspicuous place first to see if colors or fabric are affected.
  5. Ammonia changes some dyes. Restore by warm water and white vinegar rinse.
  6. Could be poisonous.
  7. Could be flammable.
  8. Dilute ammonia with equal parts of water for silk or wool.
  9. 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.

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