Kaufman’s Carpet Cleaning Stain Guide
Time and patience are the keys to stain removal. In the event of a spill, take time to carefully read the following procedures and then follow them thoroughly. Repeat procedures as long as there is improvement. If a spill is attended to immediately, it may be possible to remove the spill by blotting with a slightly damp paper towel, followed by repetitive cold water sprays and further blotting with a dry paper towel. If this procedure fails to remove the stain fully, then follow the procedures outlined below.
Apply dry cleaning solvent (see below) using a damp towel. Blot, don’t rub! Repeat until clean. Rinse with water using with a damp towel. Blot dry by standing or kneeling on a dry towel.
Scrape or blot up excessive spill. Apply Kaufman’s Carpet Clean Spotter using a damp towel. Blot, don’t rub! Rinse with water using with a damp towel. Blot dry by standing or kneeling on a dry towel.
Scrape or blot up excessive spill. Freeze by using ice cubes. Shatter with a blunt object (the back of a spoon, etc.). Vacuum chips away before they melt.
Apply nail polish remover (a non-oily type) using a cotton swab to apply to the spill. Don’t soak the area, just dampen. Pickup softened matter, using a clean white paper towel and push toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading the material. Repeat until clean. Working too quickly may spread the stain and/or damage the carpet.
Apply Kaufman’s Carpet Clean Spotter using a damp towel. Leave for 3 to 5 minutes. Blot, don’t rub! If the stain is removed, finish with a water rinse, blot, and dry by standing or kneeling on white paper towels. If the stain is not removed, continue as follows: apply hydrogen peroxide solution (see below), let stand 2 to 3 hours under several clean white towels with weight on top. Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide solution until clean. Blot dry by standing or kneeling on several white paper towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted), but only after the stain is removed.
Scrape off excess material. Cover with white cotton towel. Apply a warm iron onto the towel until the material is absorbed. Be sure the towel is large enough to cover the stained area. Take care never to touch the iron to the carpet because the fibers may melt. Change the towel or rotate to a clean area and repeat until all the material is absorbed.
Scrape off excess material. Lightly rub the area with a fresh slice of white bread. Finish cleaning using Procedure A.
Kaufman’s Carpet Clean Spot Remover — Available from your Kaufman’s Carpet Clean professional. Hydrogen Peroxide Solution — Mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (found at most grocery stores) with 1 teaspoon household ammonia. Use within 2 hours of mixing. Ammonia — Undiluted household ammonia. Dry Cleaning Solvent — Non-oily, non-caustic type sold for spot removal for garments (Carbona #10, Energine, etc.). Caution: Solvent may be FLAMMABLE!
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