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Spills and Stains

The following information and Stain Removal Index should help you with most spills & stains. For additional help, please contact us at 520-326-7828.

Spill & Stain quick clean-up:

  1. Work quickly
  2. Carefully scoop-up solids with a spoon
  3. Dilute with water if necessary
  4. Blot – do not rub – excess water & spill material with paper towels or clean cloth
  5. Always work from the edge towards the center of the spill
  6. Apply antidote(s) if necessary using our Stain Removal Index on this page
  7. Brush lightly with clothes brush if needed
  8. Repeat again starting at step #2 if necessary
  9. You may need to dry with a fan or hair-blower on low setting
  10. Finish by restoring pile with a clothes brush

Most Common:

Glue – Saturate the spot with a cloth soaked in vinegar or alcohol
Wax – Put a blotter or brown paper bag over the spot. Put a hot iron over the blotter and let the wax absorb into the blotter. Keep the iron moving to avoid burns.
Ink – Saturate with hairspray and allow to dry, then brush lightly with a solution of water & vinegar.
Chewing Gum – Press on the gum with ice cubes until it becomes brittle enough to break off, then use spot remover if necessary to remove traces.

Stain Removal Index:

(click on an item from the table, then note the recommended procedure displayed at the bottom)

Acid
Alcoholic Beverage

Ammonia or Alkali

Beer

Berries

Bleach

Blood

Butter

Candy (sugar)

Carbon Black

Catsup

Charcoal

Chocolate, Cocoa

Coffee

Cooking Oil
Cosmetic
Crayon

Creme de Menthe

Dye-Blue, Black

Dye-Red

Egg

Excrement

Fish Slime

Fruit Juice

Furniture Polish

Gravy

Hair Oil

Hair Spray

Hand Lotion

Ice Cream
Lacquer
Lard

Lipstick

Machine Oil

Mayonnaise

Mercurochrome

Merthiolate

Metal Polish

Milk

Mixed Drinks

Mud

Mustard

Paint

Perfume

Rust
Salad Dressing
Sauce

Shortening

Soft Drinks

Soy sauce

Starch

Tar

Tea

Tooth Paste

Urine

Varnish

Vaseline

Vomit

Washable Ink

Wine

Procedure

Pick a problem from the index above.

Spill & Stain Emergency Kit:

We highly recommend that you keep a Spill & Stain Emergency Kit on hand. It should contain:

Ship your rug to us for cleaning or repair

UPS Ground and FedEx Home Delivery make it quite affordable to ship rugs from state to state. Call us for a freight estimate, or to arrange for your rugs to be picked up and shipped to us here in Tucson, AZ.

Questions? Call us at 520-326-7828.