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.


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.

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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