Stain Removal Chart

Stain Removal Chart
Listed below the chart are 7 Stain Removers, that can be used singly or in combination to combat a stain. When you apply these agents, blot or dab, the agent onto the spot. Don’t Rub! That will only make the stain bigger. Try to work from the outside of the stain in towards the center.

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CARPET STAIN REMOVAL CHART
STAIN WOOL ACRYLIC NYLON OLEFIN POLYESTER
Animal Glue F F A,G F F
Argyrol A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Ball Point Ink B,C,then A,G B,C,then A,G B,C B,C B,C
Beer A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Catsup A,G A,G A,G F,A,G F,A,G
Carbon Black Vacuum A,G Vacuum A,G Vacuum B,C Vacuum B,C Vacuum B,C
Chewing Gum C C C C C with steam
Clay Vacuum A,G Vacuum A,G Vacuum A,G Vacuum A,G Vacuum A,G
Cola A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Coffee(B,C&S) A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Colored Paper A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Crayon B,G B,G B,C B,C B,C,A,G
Duco Cement B,C B,C B,C B,C B,C
Egg A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Enamel B,F,A,G B,F,A,G B,F,A,G B,F,A,G B,F,A,G
Food Dye A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Fruit Juice A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
FurnitureDye B,C,F,A,G B,C,F,A,G A,B,C B,C B,C,A,G
Furniture Polish B,C,F,A,G B,C,F,A,G A,G,C B,C B,C,A,G
Grape Drink A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G,C
Gravy A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G,C
Grease,car C C C C B,C
Ice Cream A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
India Ink B,C,A,G B,C,A,G A,G A,G B,C,A,G
Iron Rust Vacuum D,G Vacuum D,G Vacuum D,G Vacuum D,G Vacuum D,G
Latex Paint B,F,A,G B,C A,G B,C B,C,A,G
Linseed Oil C C C C C
Lipstick B,C B,C B,C B,C,A,G B,C,A,G
Merthiolate A,G A,G A,G B,C,A,G B,C,A,G
Milk B,C,A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Mustard A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Nail Polish     E F,B,C F,C
Oil, Car C C C C C
Oil, Paint B,F,A,G B,F,A,G B,C B,C B,C,A,G
Permanent Ink A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Plaster Vacuum A,G Vacuum A,G Vacuum A,G Vacuum A,G Vacuum A,G
Rouge         A,G
Rubber Cement B,C B,C B,C B,C B,C,A,G
Shoe Dye       B,C C
Shoe Pol.(Liq) B,C,A,G B,C,A,G A,G,C B,C C
Shoe Pol.(Wax) B,A,G B,A,G C B,C,A,G C
Tar C C C C C
Tea A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Tobacco       A,G A,G
Urine A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Washable Ink A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Water Colors A,G A,G A,G A,G A,G
Wax Candle Steam,C Steam,C Steam,C Steam,C Steam,C

Code of Recommended Stain Removers as Listed in Chart

A. Detergent solution – one teaspoon of a neutral detergent ( a brand used for washing lingerie such as Lux, Dreft, or Vel) and one teaspoon of white vinegar in a quart of warm water.
B. Paint Remover – should not contain any oil. Lacquer thinner may also be used.
C. Dry Cleaning Fluid – any common brand used according to manufacturer’s instructions.
D. Rust Remover – (brands such as Erusticator or Rust Go are recommended.
E. Acetone – common drugstore brand or nail polish remover WITHOUT LANOLIN or lacquer thinner.
F. Alcohol – rubbing, denatured, or isopropyhl.
G. Water