Spot

Method

Chocolate 1,3,6,5,4,8
Coffee/Tea with cream and sugar 3,5,4,7,8
Cosmetics 2,1,3,6,5,4,7,8
Crayon (freeze with ice, chip away, then...) 1,3,8
food 3,6,4,8
Fruit Juice 3,6,5,4,7,8
Furniture Polish (water based) 3,4,1,6,7,8
Furniture Polish (solvent based) 2,1,3,6,5,4,7,8
Grass 2,1,3,6,5,4,7,8
Grease 1,3,4,8
Ink-ball Point Pen 2,1,3,6,5,4,7,8
Iodine 1,3,6,5,4,8
Kool-Aid 9,3,5,4,7,8
Lipstick 2,1,3,6,5,4,7,8
Medicine 2,1,3,6,5,4,7,8
Milk 1,3,6,5,4,8
Mud 3,4,8
Mustard ,3,5,4,7,8
Nail Polish 2,1,3,4,6,7,8
Oil 1,3,8
Paint, Latex 3,6,4,7,8
Plant Food 3,6,5,4,7,8
Rust 5,3,4,7,8
Shoe Polish 2,1,3,6,4,7,8
Soft Drinks 3,6,5,4,7,8
Tar 1,7,8
Toothpaste 3,6,5,4,8
Unknown 2,1,3,5,6,4,7,8
Urine Wet 3,6,5,4,8
Urine Dry 3,4,5,6,8
Vomit 3,6,5,4,7
   

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Carpet & Rug Institute Spot Removal Chart

  1. Dry Cleaning Fluid (non-flammable spot removal liquid available in grocery and hardware stores)
  2. Nail Polish Remover (amyl acetate - often has banana fragrance)
  3. Detergent Solution( mix 1 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon of mild liquid detergent - no lanolin - no non-bleach
  4. Warm Water (lukewarm tap water)
  5. Vinegar Solution (one cup white vinegar to two cups of water)
  6. Ammonia Solution (two tablespoons household ammonia to one cup water)
  7. Spot Removal Cup (available from retail carpet stores or professional cleaners)
  8. Call a professional (if you cannot completely remove the spots)
  9. Vacuum Clean

Spot

Method

Acne Medicine 1,3,6,5,4,8
Alcoholic Beverage 3,6,5,4,8
Bleach 3,4,8
Blood 6,3,4(cold),7,8
Butter 1,3,6,54,8
Candle wax 2,1,8
Catsup 3,6,5,4,7,8
Charcoal 9,3,8
Chewing gum (freeze with ice, chip away, then...) 1,8