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Stain Removal Tips 2 - Greasy, Oil-based Stains
Carpet Stain Removal Guide - Oil-based Stains
• Use a spoon or dull knife to remove solid materials.
• For these stains, use a citrus solvent applied directly to a white cloth. Dampen the carpet fibers in the stained
area with the cloth. Avoid saturating the carpet.
• For large stains, work from the outside of stain to the center to prevent spreading.
• Blot up liquid spills with a white towel or paper towel.
• Mix a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of clear hand dish washing detergent with 1 cup of water. Stir gently.
• Apply detergent solution directly to a white cloth. Dampen the carpet fibers in the stained area with the cloth.
Avoid saturating the carpet.
• Wipe gently. Turn cloth frequently. Never rub, scrub or use a brush. This may damage carpet fibers.
• If necessary, use your fingertips to work the solution to the base of the stain.
• Wet the stained carpet fibers with clear, lukewarm water to rinse.
• Cover the spot with an absorbent white towel or paper towel and apply pressure to blot.
• Repeat the rinsing and blotting procedures until you are sure all traces of the detergent have been removed.
• If the stain is gone, place an absorbent white towel or paper towel over the area cleaned, and weigh towels down
with a heavy, color-fast object, such as a weighted plastic wastebasket.
• Change towels or paper towels until carpet dries.
• If stain remains, proceed to Step 3.
Do NOT use on coffee, tea or urine stains.
• Mix 2 tablespoons of non-bleaching, non-sud sing household ammonia with 1 cup of lukewarm water.
• Apply ammonia solution, rinse and blot as outlined in Step 1.
• Do not dry with paper towels. Proceed to Step 4 to neutralize the ammonia solution.
• Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 2 cups of water.
• Apply vinegar solution, rinse and blot as outlined in Step 1.
Please note you should always test in an unseen area first, Ritz Cleaners or any of its employees can not be held
responsible for any damage that may be caused by not pretesting.