Stain Removal Guide
Glue and Mucilage Adhesives
Model Glue and Household Cement:
Use acetone, (6,7) except on acetate, Verel, Dynel.
See direction for Non-Greasy stains.
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.
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.