Apparel/Fabrics

  1. Soak in warm water and sodium perborate bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. Launder garment, using hottest water and bleach safe for garment. If perspiration has changed the color of the fabric, try to restore by applying a few drops of ammonia to new stains or a few drops of white vinegar to old stains.
  2. Perspiration odor may cling to washable garments even after laundering. Soak overnight in warm water containing 3 or 4 tablespoons of salt for each quart of warm water. Rinse thoroughly. If odor remains, pre-treat area with liquid detergent. Let stand for 30 minutes. For persistent odor, apply hydrogen peroxide in a 3 percent volume (if it will not harm color) and let it remain on fabric 15 - 20 minutes. It may take 2 or 3 applications to remove stain which contributes to the odor. Launder.

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.
  • When using caustic or commercial cleaning solutions, be certain to provide for adequate ventilation.

Upholstered Furniture

Blended Fibers, Fiberglass, Natural Fibers (Silk), Synthetic Fibers, Vinyl (Acetate, Rayon), Wool

Dip an absorbent cloth ina warm sudsy water to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. Wring almost dry. Sponge stained area well, blotting and sponging with clear water. It may be necessary to make a blotter of absorbent cloth and moisten it with the solution and place on the stain. Leave in place until all stain is removed.

CAUTIONS:

  • Always pretest each cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area first to determine colorfastness.
  • Overwetting with water may cause the finish on the upholstery fabric to migrate and thus leave a circle in the treated area.
  • Ammonia damages silk and wool. If you must use on these fibers, dilute with equal amounts of water and use sparingly.
  • Prompt treatment of perspiration stains is necessary, as these stains can weaken most fibers.

Upholstered Furniture

Natural Fibers (Cotton, Linen), Snythetic Fibers (Acrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester)

1. Spray the stain lightly with a commercial laundry prewash product. Blot with a white absorbent cloth. When stain is removed, sponge with a mild dishwashing detergent and water. Sponge with clear water and blot. Allow to dryas quickly as possible.

2. If perspiration stains are old, sponge the area with a diluted solution of white vinegar and water. Remove the vinegar solution by sponging with clear water.

CAUTIONS:

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