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spot removal tips

cleaning methods

Spot Type Cleaning Method
Beer or Liquor B
Blood G
Butter A
Candy or Sugar D
Catsup C
Chewing Gum F
Chocolate D
Coffee B
Crayon A
Eggs C
Feces C
Food Colouring C
Fruit Juice D
Furniture Polish A
Glue H
Gravy D
Hair Spray A
Hand Lotion A
Ice Cream D
Ink A
Lipstick A
Mascara A
Mayonaise C
Milk D
Nail Polish H
Oil
(Cooking or Furniture)
A
Paint (Latex) F
Paint (Oil Based) A
Rust I
Shoe Polish (Liquid) A or I
Soft Drinks E
Tar A
Tea B
Urine D
Water Colours E
Wax (Candle) F
Wine D

A

Apply solvent, then blot.
Apply detergent, then blot.
Apply water, then blot.

B

Apply detergent, then blot.
Apply ammonia, then blot.
Apply detergent, then blot.
Apply water, then blot.

C

Apply detergent, then blot.
Apply vinegar, then blot.
Apply detergent, then blot.
Apply water, then blot.

D

Apply detergent, then blot.
Apply ammonia, then blot.
Apply vinegar, then blot.
Apply detergent, then blot.
Apply water, then blot.

E

Apply detergent, then blot.
Apply ammonia, then blot.
Apply water, then blot.
Apply solvent, then blot.

F

Freeze with ice.
Shatter with blunt object.
Vacuum.
Apply solvent, then blot.
If white wax:
Place paper bag over wax.
Iron with warm setting.

G

Apply cool water, then blot.
Apply ammonia, then blot.
Apply detergent, then blot.
Apply ammonia, then blot.
Apply water, then blot.

H

Apply Acetone polish remover
(non oily), then blot. Repeat.

I

Spot requires specialty cleaning agents.
Call us to clean.

make your own solution

how to create it
Detergent Solution: Mix one teaspoon laundry detergent into 1 cup of warm water.
Solvent: Use any consumer brand cleaner for paint (oil base)
check label for specific thinner or solvent.
Vinegar Solution: Mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 1/4 cup water.
Ammonia Solution: Mix one tablespoon clear household ammonia with 1/2 cup water.
important notes

  • Time is important, removal of the spot immediately will increase the chances of total removal
  • Never saturate or scrub the spot
  • Remove solids and/or blot up liquids before starting
  • When applying water / solution. use clean spray bottle
  • Test color fastness of fabric
  • Always use a clean white cloth to blot
  • Always rinse residue from fabric
  • Vacuum thoroughly after dried
  • All spotting techniques are performed at customers risk
  • Work from outside the center to prevent spread of the stain or formation of a ring
  • Do not rush the job, sometimes spots require more then one cleaning
Disclaimer: The Cleaning Guy assumes no liability, neither physically nor on the item being spot treated. Individuals using these spot cleaning techniques assume the responsibility entirely.

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