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Stain Removal Guide

Grass, Flowers, Foliage Stains

Wet Clean

Washables:

  1. Sponge stain with alcohol. (3,4)
  2. Work liquid detergent solution into stain.
  3. Rinse alcohol and detergent out with cold water.
  4. If necessary, apply a few drops of ammonia (8,5,6) to area, and work in more detergent solution.
  5. Flush out with cold water.
  6. Launder as usual.
  7. If stain persists, use bleach. (1)

Non-Washables:

  1. Follow steps 1 through 4 for washables.
  2. Wipe with dry cloth, let dry.

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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