Apparel/Fabrics

  1. Rinse fresh stains promptly with cool water. Do not use soap on fruit stains. It will set the stain.
  2. Soak in warm water and sodium perborate bleach for 15-30 minutes. Launder using a heavy-duty detergent and water.
  3. Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar for 15 minutes. Rinse with water. Sponge with alcohol. Wash. Soak in 1 quart warm water and 1 tablespoon sodium perborate bleach for 30 minutes. Wash.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always read your care label before trying any stain removal method. Do not use any products or procedures prohibited by the care label. 
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.

Carpet

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

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Apply mixture to a clean white cloth. Blot stain. Dampen a clean white cloth with white household vinegar. Blot the stain. Repeat with the detergent and water solution and blot. Sponge the stain with clean water. Blot well, removing all excess moisture.
  2. If stain persists, spray it lightly with a laundry pre-soak product. Cover the stain with a pad moistened with the pre-wash solution. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes, adding more solution if needed to keep the pad moist. Do not allow the wet area to spread. When no more stain is evident, sponge with clear water and blot well with an absorbent cloth, removing all excess moisture. Before carpet dries, set the pile by running your hand over carpet (moving against the nap). Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. If stain still persists, make a potion using the following recipe. Wear rubber gloves while preparing solution. 2 tablespoons oxal ic acid (purchase at hardware store) 1 tablespoon white vinegar 8 tablespoons glycerin (purchase at drug store) Butyl alcohol (purchase at drug store) Mix oxalic acid and white vinegar. Add the glycerin and stir. Continue stirring while adding enough butyl alcohol to make the mixture clear. Apply this potion to the stain. Leave in place FOR A FEW MINUTES ONLY. Blot up the potion with clean cloths. Flush with water and re-blot.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • 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.
  • Vinegar should be diluted with 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar .if used on cotton or linen.

Hard Surface Floors

Marble

Fruit juices will etch (remove shiny surface) from marble if allowed to remain for any time.

  1. Wipe up stain immediately with a sponge dipped in warm sudsy water. Sponge with clear water and wipe dry.
  2. If any stain or discoloration remains, mix a poultice or paste of water, powdered detergent and chlorine bleach. Apply the thick paste to the stain and cover with a damp cloth to retard evaporation. When the stain has been bleached out, rinse thoroughly and dry.

NOTE: If surface is etched, polishing may be required.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Resilient

  1. Wipe up the excess spill. Rub with a cloth dampened in a solution of detergent and water. Sponge with clear water.
  2. If stain persists, rub the stain with a cloth dampened in a solution of 1 tablespoon oxalic acid (available at drug and hardware stores) and 1 pint of water. Sponge with clear water and allow to dry.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Oxalic acid is poisonous. Do not allow to touch skin. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Terrazzo

  1. Wipe up stain immediately with a sponge dipped in a solution of powdered detergent and warm water. Sponge with clear water and wipe dry.
  2. If rough spots. occur from the cleaning, rub with powdered pumice stone under a block of wood.

Wood

  1. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth only the foam and apply to the stain. Rinse with clean cloth dampened with clear water. Dry thoroughly. If stain is removed, wax or polish as soon as possible.
  2. If any stain remains, rub the area with a cloth dampened in a solution of 1 tablespoon of oxalic acid to 1 pint water. Rinse well and wipe dry. Wax or polish as soon as surface is dry.

CAUTIONS:

  • Oxalic acid is poisonous. Do not allow to touch skin. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used. 
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.
  • When using caustic, toxic, aromatic or flammable cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Furniture

Cane

Wipe up the excess spill. Rub with a cloth dampened in a solution of detergent and water. Sponge with clear water.

Marble

Fruit juices will etch (remove shiny surface) from marble if allowed to remain for any time.

  1. Wipe up stain immediately with a sponge dipped in cool water. Sponge with clear water and wipe dry.
  2. If any stain or discoloration remains, mix a poultice or paste of water, powdered detergent and hydrogen peroxide bleach. Apply the thick paste to the stain and cover with a damp cloth to retard evaporation. When the stain has been bleached out, rinse thoroughly and dry.

NOTE: If surface is etched, polishing may be required. Sand gently with the finest grade sandpaper. Then apply tin oxide on a damp cloth and rub. Remove the tin oxide with a damp cloth, folding and refolding the cloth to fresh damp areas until the marble is clean and the surface shines.

Plastic Laminents

  1. Wipe up the excess spill. Rub with a cloth dampened in a solution of detergent and water. Sponge with clear water.
  2. To remove stubborn stains, pour rubbing alcohol on the area and spread with your hand. Let stand 1 minute and then apply chlorine bleach directly to the stain and let stand 1 minute. Rinse with clear water. 
  3. If stain persists, make a solution of equal parts of white vinegar and water. Apply to stain for 1 minute and then rinse.

Wood

  1. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stain. Rinse with clean cloth dampened with clear water. Dry thoroughly. If stain is removed, wax or polish as soon as possible.
  2. If any stain remains, rub the area with a cloth dampened in a solution of 1 tablespoon of oxalic acid to 1 pint water. Rinse well and wipe dry. Wax or polish as soon as surface is dry. UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE -

Blended Fibers, Fiberglass, Natural Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wool

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with 1 cup of cool water. Apply mixture to a clean white cloth. Blot stain. Dampen a clean white cloth with white household vinegar. Blot the stain. Repeat with the detergent and water solution and blot. Sponge the stain with clean water. Blot well, removing all excess moisture.
  2. If stain persists, spray it lightly with a laundry pre-soak product. Cover the stain with a pad moistened with the pre-soak solution. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes, adding more solution if needed to keep the pad moist. Do not allow the wet area to spread. When no more stain is evident, sponge with clear water and blot well with an absorbent cloth, removing all excess moisture.
  3. If stain remains, apply glycerin. Then sponge off with cool water. Sponge on a combination solvent such as Shout or Spray 'n Wash. Rinse by sponging with clear water. Blot dry.

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.
  • Overwetting with water may cause the finish on the upholstery fabric to migrate and thus leave a circle in the treated area. • Vinegar should be diluted with 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar if used on cotton or linen.

Walls And Ceilings

Dry Walugypsum Board (Painted), Plaster (Painted), Wood (Painted)

Wipe up the excess spill. Rub with a cloth dampened in a solution of detergent and water. Sponge with clear water.

Metals

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Wipe up the excess spill. Rub with a cloth dampened in a solution of detergent and water. Sponge with clear water. 

Other/interior

Acrylic Plastic, Ceramic Glass, Enamel, Glass

Wipe up the excess spill. Rub with a cloth dampened in a solution of detergent and water. Sponge with clear water.

Kitchen/bathroom Cabinets (Laminates)

  1. Wipe up the excess spill. Rub with a cloth dampened in a solution of detergent and water. Sponge with clear water.
  2. If stain persists, make a solution of equal parts of white vinegar and water. Apply to stain for 1 minute and then rinse.
  3. To remove stubborn stains, pour rubbing alcohol on the area and spread with your hand. Let stand 1 minute and then apply chlorine bleach directly to the stain and let stand 1 minute. Rinse with clear water.

CAUTION: 

Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.

Exterior Surfaces

Porches, Decks, Patios: Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Cement, Masonry, Stone

Wipe up the excess spill. Rub with a cloth dampened in a solution of detergent and water. Sponge with clear water.

Wood

  1. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply to the stain. Rinse with clean cloth dampened with clear water. Dry thoroughly.
  2. If any stain remains, rub the area with a cloth dampened in a solution of 1 tablespoon of oxalic acid to 1 pint water. Rinse well and wipe dry.

CAUTIONS:

  • Oxalic acid is poisonous. Do not allow to touch skin. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Be careful any time a commercial product or combination of cleaning supplies are used.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.