Stain Removal Guide
Grass, Flowers, Foliage Stains
- Sponge stain with alcohol. (3,4)
- Work liquid detergent solution into stain.
- Rinse alcohol and detergent out with cold water.
- If necessary, apply a few drops of ammonia (8,5,6) to area, and work in more detergent solution.
- Flush out with cold water.
- Launder as usual.
- If stain persists, use bleach. (1)
- Follow steps 1 through 4 for washables.
- Wipe with dry cloth, let dry.
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.