Apparel/Fabrics

Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent and 1 tablespoon vinegar for 15 minutes. Rinse with water. Sponge with alcohol. Wash. Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water and 1 tablespoon sodium perborate bleach for 30 minutes. Wash, using detergent and sodium perborate bleach.

CAUTIONS: 

  • Always read the care label before trying any stain removal method. Do not use any products or procedures prohibited by the care label. 
  • 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.
  • Be sure to store and dispose of products/cans/containers as recommended. Keep out of reach of children.

Carpet

Nicotine stains are difficult to treat. They usually create a tan or brown stain.

Blended Fibers, Synthetic Fibers, Wood

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons oxalic acid, 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Add 8 tablespoons glycerin and stir. Continue stirring while adding enough butyl (not rubbing) alcohol to make the mixture clear. Apply this potion to the stain and leave it in place for a FEW MINUTES ONLY. Blot up the potion and stain with clean cloths. Flush with water and re-blot. Apply a weighted stack of absorbent cloths until all excess moisture has been withdrawn. Rub hand across pile (against the nap) to re-set it. Allow to dry. (Any left-over potion can be stored in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Be sure to label and store out of reach of small chi Idren. This potion wi II also remove alcohol ic beverages, beer, coffee, fruit juice, grass, ink (certain types), leaves, soft drinks, tea and wine).
  2. Make a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon white liquid detergent and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Sponge the stained area with this solution. Blot with a clean pad and rinse well with water. Blot thoroughly. If stain remains, spray lightly with a laundry pre-soak product such as Spray 'n Wash. Blot and sponge the area until no more stain is left. Sponge the area with water. Blot up all excess water. Place a weighted stack of absorbent towels on moist carpet and allow to remain until any excess moisture is absorbed. Remove. Rub hand across pile, (against the nap) of carpet to set the pile. Allow to air dry.

CAUTIONS:

  • Oxalic acid is poisonous. Do not allow to touch the skin. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuos 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.
  • Alcohol will damage acetate, triacetate, modacrylics and arcylic fibers. Dilute with 2 parts water on acetate.
  • Vinegar should be diluted with 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar if used on cotton or linen.

Hard Surface Floors

Brick, Concrete, Risilent, Stone/masonry, Tile, Wood, Stone (Marble)

  1. Wipe the surface with a cloth dipped in a solution of Washing (sal) Soda and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. If stain persists, mix a few drops of ammonia with 1 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Make a blotter from a folded absorbent cloth. Soak blotter in solution and place over stain. Weight it down with a piece of glass or other heavy object. Continue applying the solution to blotter until the stain has been bleached out. Rinse well and wipe dry.

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.

Furniture

(Aluminum, Bamboo, Cane, Cast/wrought Iron, Fiberglass, Luclte, Marble, Melamine, Permawicker, Plastic, Rattan, Steel, Synthetic Resin, Vinyl, Wicker, Wood) Marble

  1. Wipe the surface with a cloth dipped in a solution of detergent and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. If stain persists, mix a dew drops of ammonia with 1 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide bleach. Make a blotter from a folded absorbent cloth. Soak blotter in solution and place over stain. Weight it down with a piece of glass or other heavy object. Continue applying the solution to blotter until the stain has been bleached out. Rinse well and wipe 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.

Upholstered Furniture

(Blended Fibers, Fiberglass, Fur, Leather, Natural Fibers, Synthetic, Fibers, Vinyl, Vinyl Coated, Wool) Blended Fibers, Natural Fibers (Cotton, Linen), Synthetic Fibers (Acrylic, Modacryllc, Olefin, Pol Vester)

  1. Make a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon white, liquid dishwashing detergent and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Apply the solution to a cotton ball or a folded absorbent cloth and place over the stain. Allow pad to remain on stain for 15 minutes, keeping pad damp with solution. Sponge with clear water and blot thoroughly.
  2. If any stain remains, apply rubbing alcohol to an absorbent pad and blot the stain until it disappears. Sponge with clear water and blot thoroughly. Allow to dry quickly.

CAUTIONS:

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

NOTE: 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. Quick drying retards, but does not guarantee water circles from forming.

Walls And Ceilings

Acoustical Tile, Dry Walugypsum Board, Glass, Plaster, Paper (Vinyl), Tile, Wood, Paneling

Wipe the surface with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse well and wipe dry.

Other/interior

Acrylic Plastic, Alabaster, Ceramic Glass, Mirror, Enamel, Fiberglass, Glass, Crystal, Grout, Ivory, Jade, Kitchen/bathroom Cabinets, Mattress, Mylar, Plastic, Plexiglas, Melamine, Corelle, Silverstone, Teflon) Alabaster

  1. Wipe the surface with a cloth dipped in a solution of detergent and water. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  2. If stain persists, mix a few drops of ammonia with 1 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide bleach. Make a blotter from a folded absorbent cloth. Soak blotter in the solution and place over stain. Weight it down with a piece of glass or other heavy object. Continue applying the solution to blotter until the stain has been bleached out. Rinse well and wipe dry.