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Stain Removal Guide

Scorch

Wet Clean

Washables:

Follow steps for Non-Greasy Stains.

Non-Washables:

  1. Sponge fabric with hydrogen peroxide (4).
  2. Rinse with clear water.
  3. Repeat if necessary.
  4. Dry in sun if possible.
  5. Use bleach on remains of stain. (1)

NOTE: Scorch stains are almost impossible to remove if the fibers of the fabric are actually burned, or if the fabric is silk or wool.

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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