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Spot and Stain Removal


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Spills and stains should be treated immediately. The longer a spot remains, the more difficult it will be to remove. Remove solid materials with a rounded tablespoon, spatula, or edge of a dull knife. Blot up spills with clean, white, absorbent materials (towels, napkins, tissues, etc). Work from the outer edge of the spot towards the center to prevent rings. Keep blotting, and repeat as necessary.

Always pretest spot removal agents in an inconspicuous area (under a sofa cushion, on an area of carpet under or behind a piece of furniture) by applying several drops of solution and blotting gently with a clean white towel. If color transfers to the cloth or a color change occurs, a professional cleaner should be consulted. If no color transfer occurs, apply the solution again, wait half an hour to an hour, if possible, and inspect for any damaging color changes.

Treat the stained area with the proper spotting solution until the stain is removed. Do not over wet. Use small amounts of the cleaning agents and blot frequently. Always blot, do not rub or brush. It may not be necessary to complete the entire series of steps. The final step is always to rinse carefully the area with water, and then absorb all the remaining moisture with absorbent towels.

Be patient. Some stains respond slowly. All spots and stains cannot be removed from every fabric due to differences in fibers, dyes, constructions, finishes, composition of the stain, length of time the stain has remained on the article, etc. Some stains require professional treatment.

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