Spot Removal Chart

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TYPE OF TREATMENT
1. Cold Water 2. Detergent Solution 3. Ammonia Solution 4. Solvent 5. Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in a plastic bag (pick or scrape off gum) 6. Vinegar Solution 7. Warm Water 8. Clear Nail Polish Remover 9. Alcohol or Methylated spirited Mineral 10. Rust Remover 11. Absorbent Powder (Talc) 12. Absorbent Cleaner
*** The very first step should always be to scoop up or blot excess. ***
 
ORDER OF TREATMENT
TYPE OF SPOT STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 OTHER TREATMENT
Alcoholic Beverages
1
2
 
Bleach
1
3
 
Blood
1
2
 
Butter
4
2
Absorbent paper and hot iron
Candle Wax
 
Chewing Gum
5
4
 
Chocolate
2
3
6
 
Coffee
1
2
4
 
Cola and Soft Drinks
7
2
 
Cooking Oil
4
2
 
Cream
2
4
 
Egg
2
 
TYPE OF SPOT STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 OTHER TREATMENT
Felt Tip Pen
7
2
8
 
Floor Wax
4
 
Fruit Juice
1
2
 
Furniture Polish
4
2
3
 
Gravy and Sauces
7
2
 
Ink (Fountain Pen)
1
2
 
Ink (Ball Pen)
4
9
2
 
Lipstick
4
2
 
Mercurochrome
2
3
6
Repeat Step 2
Milk
7
4
2
 
Mustard
2
 
Nail Polish
8
4
 
Oil and Grease
4
2
 
Paint (Latex)
2
3
4
 
Paint (Oil)
9
4
2
 
Rust
4
2
10
 
TYPE OF SPOT STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 OTHER TREATMENT
Salad Dressing
2
4
 
Shoe Polish
4
2
 
Soot
4
2
3
 
Tea
1
2
4
 
Urine (Fresh)
1
2
 
Urine (Old)
2
3
6
 
Vomit
2
 
Wine
11
1
2
 
Unknown Material
4
12
2