Water Based Stains on Carpets

Tools & Technique:

In all cases remove all excess dried material before attempting to clean. Remove by gently blotting or scraping off the excess stain. Blotting is the act of using a terry towel or an absorbant towel, and applying pressure to the stain with the dry towel in effect transfering the stain to the towel. It is important to use a clean preferably white towel.

Using a neutral pH low residue spotter, apply a small amount, blot with a terry towel and repeat blotting until the stain is removed. An alternative spotting chemical is 1 tsp. of neutral pH liquid detergent (dish washing or fine fabric detergent that does not contain any bleach ) into 1 cup of warm water. Tamp, do not scrub as this may distort the texture of of the pile. Cover with a white terry towel and press down repeatedly(blot). If the spot or stain turns brownish when dry, mix 1:2 white vinegar and water. Apply a small amount and blot. Repeat only once.

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