How to Tackle Stains

Step by Step guide to help you remove those unwanted stains. 

Do it right.. do it quickly. 
Accidental spillages on carpets are unfortunate fact of life and no carpet is totally stain-proof. Remember the golden rule that instant treatment can mean instant cure. NEVER EVER RUB -but always blot...blot...blot to a damp dry state. Liquid spills should be soaked up immediately with absorbent tissue, preferably white or a clean, dry cloth. Avoid excessive rubbing and always work from the outside edges of the stain into the centre to avoid spreading. Use a blunt knife or spoon to gently scrape away any solids. 

BLOOD, CHOCOLATE, EGG, ICE-CREAM, GLUE, GRASS, GRAVY, FRUIT
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Make up a solution of one teaspoon of neutral detergent to 500ml of warm water, starting at the outer edge of the stain and blot dry. Follow with an ammonia solution of on tablespoon of household ammonia to 100ml of warm water, work from the outer edges and blot dry. Do not rub. Always test a small 'out of the way' area of your carpet for colorfastness prior to tackling the stain. 

MILK, SOFT DRINKS
Blot up the surplus spillage. Make up a solution of one teaspoon of neutral detergent to 500ml of warm water, starting at the outer edge of the stain and blot dry. Follow with an ammonia solution of on tablespoon of household ammonia to 100ml of warm water, work from the outer edges and blot dry. Do not rub. Always test a small 'out of the way' area of your carpet for colorfastness prior to tackling the stain. 

FATS, SHOE POLISH, LIPSTICK, OIL, NAIL POLISH, TAR, VOMIT, WAX, GREASE, CHEWING GUM 
Scrape up the excess with a blunt knife. Use a branded proprietary dry cleaning solvent, followed by a solution of one teaspoon of neutral detergent to 500ml of warm water and add one teaspoon of white vinegar then work the solution from the outer edge and blot dry. Do not rub. 

COFFEE, TEA, ALCOHOL/WINES, PERFUME, URINE, LIQUID FOODS
Blot up the surplus spillage. Make up a solution of one teaspoon of netural detergent, 500ml of warm water and one teaspoon of white vinegar. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently. Do not rub. 

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