MAINTENANCE TIPS

Home Remedy Spot Removal Recommendations
By Steve Kenyon, Master Detailer

BEER - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water. If traces remain, sponge with white vinegar solution, blot with cloth. If traces remain, sponge with dry-cleaning solvent.

BLOOD - Sponge with cold water, blot with cloth, sponge with detergent solution, Blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. Repeat if necessary.

BUTTER - Scrape and blot excess, sponge with dry cleaning solvent, blot with cloth, sponge with water. If it remains, sponge with white vinegar solution.

CANDLES WAX - Scrapes up excess, blot with dry-cleaning solvent, blot with cloth. Repeat if necessary.

CANDY - Scrape up excess, sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If stain persists, sponge with dry-cleaning solvent, blot with cloth.

CATSUP - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. Repeat if necessary. If any stain remains, sponge with ammonia and water solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth.

CHOCOLATE MILK - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If stain persists, apply ammonia and water solution, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If stain persists, apply white vinegar solutions, sponge with water, blot with cloth.

COLAS - Clean with detergent solution, blot with cloth. Repeat if necessary. If stain persists apply ammonia solution, blot with cloth. If stain persists, apply white vinegar, blot with cloth. 

COFFEES - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water. If stain persists, sponge with dry-cleaning solvent.

COFFEES WITH CREAM AND SUGAR - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If stain persists, sponge with white vinegar solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water. If stain persists, sponge with detergent solution again.

CRAYON - Sponge with white vinegar, blot with cloth, If stain persists, sponge with dry-cleaning solvent. If stain persists, sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water.

FOODS (greasy) - Scrape up excess, sponge with dry-cleaning solvent, blot with cloth. Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water.

FOODS (general) - Immediately scrape up excess, sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water. If traces remain, sponge with dry-cleaning solvent.

FRUIT JUICES - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If stain persists, sponge with ammonia solution. If stain persists, sponge with white vinegar solution.

GREASE - Scrape up excess, sponge with dry-cleaning solvent, blot with cloth.

GUM - Scrape up excess, sponge with dry-cleaning solvent, blot with cloth.

ICE CREAM - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If traces remain, sponge with ammonia solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water. As a last try, sponge again with detergent solution.

INK - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If stain persists, sponge with ammonia solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth.

LIPSTICK - Sponge with white vinegar solution or detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If stain remains, sponge with dry-cleaning solution.

MUSTARD - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. Repeat if necessary. If persists, sponge with white vinegar solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth.

PAINT - A paste-type paint remover followed by a dry-cleaning solvent and then they can try a detergent. Dry hardened paint may require the attention of a specialist.

RUST - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water. Repeat
if necessary. Old rust stains may require the attention of a specialist.

SHOE POLISH - Sponge with a dry-cleaning solvent, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If stain persists, sponge with a paint remover without oil solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth. If stain persists, sponge with dry-cleaning solvent again. Then try detergent solution.

TEA - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth, sponge with white vinegar solution, blot with cloth.

URINE - Sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water. Sponge with ammonia solution, blot with cloth. If stain persists, sponge with white vinegar solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water. Scrape up excess, sponge with detergent solution, blot with cloth, sponge with water, blot with cloth.


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