Stain Removal Guide
- Sponge promptly with cool water.
- If necessary, soak in cool water for 30 minutes or longer.
- Work liquid detergent into stain.
- Use bleach on any remaining stain. (1)
- Sponge promptly with cool water, or drip cool water on stain with eye dropper.
- If stain persists, work in liquid detergent, and rinse.
- Sponge with alcohol. (3,4)
- If this fails, try bleach. (1,4)
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.