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Spot Removal Chart



Spot Removal Chart

The very first step should always be to scoop up or blot excess.

Spot
Order of Treatment
Other Treatments
Step1 Step2 Step3
Alcoholic beverages 1 2
Bleach 1 3
Blood 1 2
Butter 4 2
Candle wax

Absorbent paper and hot iron

Chewing gum 5 4
Chocolate 2 3 6
Coffee 1 2 4
Colas and soft drinks 7 2
Cooking oils 4 2
Cream 2 4
Egg 2
Felt tip pen 7 2 8
Floor wax 4
Fruit juice 1 2
Furniture polish 4 2 3
Gravy and sauces 7 2
Ink (fountain pen) 1 2
Ink (ball point) 4 9 2
Ketchup 7 2
Lipstick 4 2
Mercurochrome 2 3 6 Repeat Step 2
Milk 7 4 2
Mustard 2
Nail polish 8 4
Oil and grease 4 2
Paint (latex) 2 3 4
Paint (oil) 9 4 2
Rust 4 2 10
Salad dressing 2 4
Shoe polish 4 2
Soot 4 2 3
Tar 4
Tea 1 2 4
Urine (fresh) 1 2
Urine (old) 2 3 6
Vomit 2
Wine 11 1 2
Unknown material 4 12 2

Type of Treatment*

1. Cold Water

2. Detergent solution

3. Ammonia solution

4. Solvent

5. Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in plastic bag. Pick or scrape some off.

6. Vinegar solution

7. Warm water

8. Clear nail polish remover (preferably acetone)

9. Alcohol or methylated spirits mineral turpentine

10. Rust Remover

11. Absorbent powder (e.g. salt, talc or proprietary absorbent powders.)

12. Absorbent cleaner (HostĀ® or CaptureĀ®)*

*References to proprietary products or specific companies is for informational purposes only. Be sure to read labels and follow directions carefully.

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