Carpet

Blended Fibers Fur, Hemp, Jute, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool Butyl

Butyl caulking compound remains flexible even after drying. To remove, scrape away excess, then sponge with naphtha or mineral spirits. Blot and allow to air dry.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves. 
  • When using solvent-based cleaners on carpet or upholstery, be careful not to overwet the carpet or the fabric. Solvents can destroy the carpet backing and foam padding used in upholstery.

Latex, Silicone

  1. Scrape away excess caulking material. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of a white dishwashing detergent in 1 cup warm water. Apply 1 tablespoon of the solution to the stain and allow to remain for 1-2 minutes giving the warm, sudsy water time to soften the caulking compound. Agitate with fingers and blot. You may need to repeat this process several times, or until all traces of the caulking are removed. You may have to pick off the caulking particles that adhere to the top of the pile. Sponge with clear water. Blot thoroughly. Cover with a stack of dry absorbent towels to which a heavy weight has been added. Allow to remain until all moisture has been removed. Remove the absorbent cloths. Run your hand across carpet (against the nap) to set the pile. Allow to air dry. Vacuum all remaining loose particles of the caulking.
  2. Sponge the stain with warm water. Blot. Spray the stain with an all purpose cleaner such as 409 or Fantastic. Agitate with fingers or an old toothbrush. Blot. Sponge with clear water. Blot thoroughly. Cover with a stack of dry absorbent towels to which a heavy weight has been added. Allow to remain until all moisture has been removed. Remove the absorbent cloths. Run your hand across carpet (against the nap) to set the pile. Allow to air dry. Vacuum all remaining loose particles of the caulking.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.

Hard Surface Floors

Brick, Concrete, Stone/masonry, Tile, Wood Butyl

Scrape away excess soil. Apply a solvent (naphtha or mineral spirits) to a soft cloth and rub gently to remove the soil. Quickly wipe the cleaned surface with a clean, dry cloth. When applying to wood surfaces, apply sparingly in order to not harm the wood.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Latex, Silicon

Gently scrape away excess caulking compound being careful not to scratch surface. Mix 1 teaspoon of a white dishwashing detergent in 1 quart warm water. Sponge the stain with the sudsy water until all is removed. Sponge with clear water to remove all detergent residue. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.

NOTE: If cleaning a stained wooden surface, use water sparingly and do not allow moisture to remain 01. surface any longer than needed to remove stain. Wax or polish if needed.

Furniture

All Furniture Surfaces, Latex, Silicon

Gently scrape away excess caulking compound being careful not to scratch surface. Mix 1 teaspoon of a white dishwashing detergent in 1 quart warm water. Sponge the stain with the sudsy water until all is removed. Sponge with clear water to remove all detergent residue. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.

NOTE: If cleaning a stained wooden surface, use water sparingly and do not allow moisture to remain on surface any longer than needed to remove stain. Wax or polish if needed. ALUMINUM, WOOD BUTYL Scrape away excess soil. Apply a solvent (naphtha or mineral spirits) to a soft cloth and rub gently to remove the soil. Quickly wipe the cleaned surface with a clean, dry cloth. When applying to wood surfaces, apply sparingly in order to not harm the wood.

CAUTIONS

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Upholstered Furniture

Blender Fibers, Fiberglass, Fur, Leather, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Vinyl, Vinyl Coated, Wool Butyl

Scrape away excess soil. Sponge lightly with naphtha or mineral spirits. Blot and allow to dry.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.
  • When using solvent-based cleaners on carpet or upholstery, be careful not to overwet the carpet or the fabric. Solvents can destroy the carpet backing and foam padding used in upholstery.

Latex, Silicon

Scrape away excess caulking material being careful not to smear the stain. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of a white dishwashing detergent in 1 cup warm water. Apply to a soft absorbent cloth and sponge the stain until all caulking compound is removed, being careful not to overwet the fabric and stuffing. Blot. Sponge with clear, warm water and blot thoroughly. Allow to air-dry quickly.

CAUTION:

Overwetting with water may cause the finish on the upholstery fabric to migrate and thus leave a circle in the treated area.

Walls And Ceilings

All Wall Surfaces Latex, Silicon

Gently scrape away excess caulking compound being careful not to scratch surface. Mix 1 teaspoon of a white dishwashing detergent in 1 quart warm water. Sponge the stain with the sudsy water until all is removed. Sponge with clear water to remove all detergent residue. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth. 

NOTE: If cleaning a stained wooden surface, use water sparingly and do not allow moisture to remain on surface any longer than needed to remove stain. Wax or polish if needed.

Dry Wall/gypsum Board, Glass, Tile, Wood Butyl

Scrape away excess soil. Apply a solvent (naphtha or mineral spirits) to a soft cloth and rub gently to remove the soil. Quickly wipe the cleaned surface with a clean, dry cloth. When applying to wood surfaces, apply sparingly in order to not harm the wood.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.
  • Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Metals

All Metal Surfaces Latex, Silicon

Gently scrape away excess caulking compound being careful not to scratch surface. Mix 1 teaspoon of white dishwashing detergent in 1 quart warm water. Sponge the stain with the sudsy water until all is removed. Sponge with clear water to remove all detergent residue. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.

Aluminum, Stainless Steel Butyl

Scrape away excess soil. Apply a solvent (naphtha or mineral spirits) to a soft cloth and rub gently to remove the soil. Quickly wipe the cleaned surface with a clean, dry cloth.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, bo certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Other/interior

Ceramic Glass, Enamel, Fiberglass, Plastic All Surfaces Except Mattresses Latex, Silicon

Gently scrape away excess caulking compound being careful not to scratch surface. Mix 1 teaspoon of a white dishwashing detergent in 1 quart warm water. Sponge the stain with the sudsy water until all is removed. Sponge with clear water to remove all detergent residue. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth. BUTYl Scrape away excess soil. Apply a solvent (naphtha or mineral spirits) to a soft cloth and rub gently to remove the soil. Quickly wipe the cleaned surface with a clean, dry cloth.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. 
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Exterior Surfaces

Foundations

Brick, Concrete, Cement, Masonry, Stone, Wood Butyl

Scrape away excess soil. Apply a solvent (naphtha or mineral spirits) to a soft cloth and rub gently to remove the soil. Quickly wipe the cleaned surface with a clean, dry cloth. When applying to wood surfaces, apply sparingly in order to not harm the wood.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.
  • Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Latex, Silicon

Gently scrape away excess caulking compound being careful not to scratch surface. Make a solution of detergent and water. Sponge the stain with the sudsy water until all is removed. Sponge with clear water to remove all detergent residue. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.

NOTE: If cleaning a stained wooden surface, use water sparingly and do not allow moisture to remain on surface any longer than needed to remove stain. Wax or polish if needed.

Porches, Decks, Patios

Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Cement, Masonry, Stone, Wood Butyl

Scrape away excess soil. Apply a solvent (naphtha or mineral spirits) to a soft cloth and rub gently to remove the soi I. Quickly wipe the cleaned surface with a clean, dry cloth. When applying to wood surfaces, apply sparingly in order to not harm the wood. CAUTIONS: • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness. • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate venti lation. Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Latex, Silicon

Gently scrape away excess caulking compound being careful not to scratch the surface. Make a solution of detergent and water. Sponge the stain with the sudsy water until all is removed. Sponge with clear water to remove all detergent residue. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.

NOTE: If cleaning a stained wooden surface, use water sparingly and do not allow moisture to remain on surface any longer than needed to remove stain. Wax or polish if needed.

Siding/Walls

Aluminum, Asbestos, Brick, Brick Veneer, Cement, Concrete, Masonite, Hardboard, Composition Board, Plywood, Stone, Stucco, Vinyl, Wood Butyl

Scrape away excess soil. Apply a solvent (naphtha or mineral spirits) to a soft cloth and rub gently to remove the soil. Quickly wipe the cleaned surface with a clean, dry cloth. When applying to wood surfaces, apply sparingly in order to not harm the wood.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.
  • Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Latex, Silicon

Gently scrape away excess caulking compound being careful not to scratch surface. Make a solution of detergent and water. Sponge the stain with the sudsy water until all is removed. Sponge with clear water to remove all detergent residue. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.

NOTE: If cleaning a stained wooden surface, use water sparingly and do not allow moisture to remain on surface any longer than needed to remove stain. Wax or polish if needed.

Other/exterior

Awnings, Gutters, Flashing, Hardware, Mortar, Screens, Shutters, Window Mantels, Trim, Windows, Skylight Butyl

Scrape away excess soil. Apply a solvent (naphtha or mineral spirits) to a soft cloth and rub gently to remove the soil. Quickly wipe the cleaned surface with a clean, dry cloth. When applying to wood surfaces, apply sparingly in order to not harm the wood.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.
  • Do not have an open flame near flammable cleaning solutions. Wear rubber gloves.

Latex, Silicon

Gently scrape away excess caulking compound being careful not to scratch surface. Make a solution of detergent and water. Sponge the stain with the sudsy water until all is removed. Sponge with clear water to remove all detergent residue. Wipe dry with a soft clean cloth.

NOTE: If cleaning a stained wooden surface, use water sparingly and do not allow moisture to remain on surface any longer than needed to remove stain. Wax or polish if needed.