Carpet stain aid

The “EASY As 1-2-3” Cleaning Method
Most household stains can be removed using the Scotchgard™ “Easy as 1-2-3” method.
Oil based stains, however, will require the use of a dry cleaning solvent prior to using the “Easy as 1-2-3” cleaning method.

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Use the “Easy as 1-2-3” method to remove these stains

  • Alcohol
  • Beer
  • Blood
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Clay
  • Coffee
  • Cola
  • Cologne
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Food Stains
  • Fruit Juice
  • Fruit Punch
  • Furniture Polish
  • Grape Juice
  • Graphite
  • Gravy
  • Ice Cream
  • Jelly
  • Ketchup
  • Latex Paint
  • Liquor
  • Milk
  • Soft Drink
  • Soil Spot
  • Sweets
  • Syrup
  • Tea
  • Tomato Juice
  • Urine
  • Vomit
  • Water
  • Water Base
  • Water Colours
  • Whiskey
  • Wine

Step 1:
Detergent Solution

Mix 1 teaspoon of mild laundry detergent (non-bleaching brands such as Tide or Surf) with 2 cups of water. Stir the solution gently. Using a clean white cloth, dampen the fibres in the stained area with the detergent solution.

  • If necessary, use your fingertips to work the solution to the base of the stain.
  • Blot dry with clean white cloth.
  • Re-wet the stained carpet fibres with clear, lukewarm water.
  • Cover the area with an absorbent, white towel and apply pressure to blot.
  • Repeat the rinsing / blotting procedures until you are sure all of the detergent has been removed.
  • If stains are removed place white paper towel over the stained area.
  • Weight the towels with a heavy, colour fast object, such as a plastic waste basket with a weight inside.
  • Change the paper towels as stains wick up until the area dries.
  • If stains remain (unless they are from coffee, tea, or urine) proceed to Step 2. For coffee, tea, and urine stains proceed directly to Step 3.

Step 2:
Ammonia / Water

Note: Do not use on coffee, tea, or urine stains.

Mix 1 tablespoon of non-bleaching, non-sudsing household ammonia with one cup of lukewarm water. Apply this solution as outlined in Step 1, rinsing the area in the same manner.

Note: Even if the stains disappear after using the ammonia solution, it is necessary to use Step 3 – the vinegar solution- to neutralize the ammonia solution.

Step 3:
Mix Equal parts of white vinegar and water. Apply this solution as outlined in Step 1 and 2. Rinse and blot. Fold paper towels and place over stained area. Weight towels with a heavy colour-fast object such as a plastic waste basket with a weight inside. Continue to change paper towels until area is almost dry. Gently brush pile to lift tufts. Allow carpet to completely dry before walking on carpet surface.

Note:
You must use Step 3 if you used Step 2. It is important to neutralize the ammonia solution

Use Dry Cleaning Fluid to remove these stains

  • Alcohol
  • Beer
  • Blood
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Clay
  • Butter
  • Calamine Lotion
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cosmetics
  • Crayon
  • Felt Tip Marker
  • Furniture Dye
  • Furniture Polish (Oil Based)
  • Glue**
  • Grease (Black)
  • Gum**
  • Hand Cream
  • Ink
  • Lipstick
  • Margarine
  • Mascara
  • Mayonnaise
  • Nail Polish
  • Oil
  • Oil Paint
  • Ointment
  • Rouge (Blush)
  • Salad Dressing
  • Tar
  • Varnish
  • Wax**

**Freeze and remove solids before cleaning with dry cleaning fluid.

Please note this advice is offered with best intentions no liability will be accepted for any damage caused as a result. If you are worried please call in a professional carpet cleaner.

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