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Stain removal – how to deal with stains caused by adhesive, beer, blood etc.


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STAIN
REMOVAL

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The advice on these
pages is given in good faith but it is made clear these remedies are undertaken at your
own risk. No responsibility can be taken as regards their results or any consequences
relating to their use. Please read notes at beginning of this section.

  • If you place the stained area on a soft absorbent
    cloth, or rolled up ball of kitchen paper, and use a circular motion from the outside in
    towards the centre, this will avoid making a ring mark.
     

  • Do not rub the remover onto the
    stain as this can damage the fabric and cause the stain to spread, always use a dabbing
    motion.
     

  • If the damaged item is washable, rinse NON GREASY
    stains away with water.
     

  • If the stain is greasy, sprinkle talc on the mark
    to absorb it.

FOR OTHER VITAL
INFORMATION PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK AT “REMEMBER”
AND “PRODUCTS”.


 Adhesive to Blood

 

CANDLE
WAX – CURRY
   #    DEODORANT
– GREASE
   #    HAIR
LACQUER – LIPSTICK 

 METAL
POLISH – OIL 
  #  PAINT
– STICKY MARKS
   #    TAR
– WINES/SPIRITS


STAIN

FABRIC/ITEM

REMOVAL

Adhesive (Latex)

 

Fabrics/Upholstery

If wet,
remove with damp cloth.

If dry, loosen with a liquid grease solvent, rub off as much as
possible, sponge or launder.

Adhesives
(Clear or contact)

NON ACETATE

Fabrics/Upholstery

Treat with
amyl acetate. Dab from wrong side over an absorbent pad.

Adhesives
(Clear or contact)

ACETATE

Fabrics/Upholstery

 

Treat with
white spirit. Dab from wrong side over an absorbent pad.

Acetate should not be treated with acetone.

Alcohol

Carpet

Squirt from
soda siphon.

Beer

Fabrics

Rinse or
soak in lukewarm water, then wash in heavy duty detergent.

Beverages

Carpet

Squirt from
soda siphon.

Blood

Fabric

Soak in
salted cold water, or warm detergent solution. Wash in the usual manner. Stubborn stains
can be soaked in hydrogen peroxide solution (20 volume strength diluted 1 part to 4 parts
water) plus a few drops of ammonia.

To
remove blood from clothing treat with hydrogen peroxide, then launder
as normal.

Donna Jones

For blood stains which have been set and/or washed
in, dampen the stain with warm – not hot – water and cover with UNSEASONED meat
tenderizer, making a paste. N.B. The seasoned variety can leave a stain from the
seasoning. Cover with wet paper towel and let sit several hours or overnight, keeping it
damp if possible.  This will break down the blood just as it does to meat fibres.
  Rinse off the past, spray with ammonia- water solution or commercial pre-wash spray
and launder as normal as soon as possible.

Thank you DebbW for this
one.

The best way to remove blood from
fabric is for the person whose blood it is to spit on the stain.  It will come right
out.

“Lindaben”
contributed this one – thanks.