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Stain Removal – How to Deal With Stains Caused by Adhesive, Beer, Blood etc.

STAIN REMOVAL

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 intowards 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.

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 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.