site_wine_spill_shadowSpots, Stains and Spills in Cairns

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Get Shorty can supply you with a professional spotter for those stubborn spots, or you can make up a spot kit by using the following products that are usually found in most households.

Detergent solution
Mix one teaspoon of clear dishwashing liquid (containing no bleaches or strong alkalies) + 1 teaspoon of white vinegar with 500ml of warm (not hot) water. This solution must be well rinsed with clear water.

Laundry solution
(Non biological) one teaspoon in 250mls of warm water

Ammonia solution
Mix one teaspoon of clear (not cloudy) household ammonia with 100ml of water. Once stain is removed the carpet must be neutralised with vinegar solution. Apply, blot & rinse.

Wool and treated nylon carpets are adversely affected by ammonia. Substitute for 2 on chart.

Vinegar solution
Mix 100ml of white vinegar with 200mls of water.

Solvent
A dry-cleaning solvent or solvent substitute e.g. Murlex (available at grocery and hardware stores). Use on dry carpet only.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
(See spot removal chart)

1. Cold water

2. Detergent solution or carpet shampoo solution

3. Laundry detergent (non biological)

4. Solvent - use only on dry carpet

5. Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes

6. Vinegar solution

7. Warm water

8. Clear nail polish remover without lanolin

9. Surgical alcohol (Isopropyl alcohol), methylated spirits or mineral turpentine

10. Rust remover - professional use only

11. Vacuum

12. Mineral turpentine

13. Ammonia solution

14. Clear household disinfectant

15. Baking soda, scoop up & vacuum

++ Absorbent paper & warm iron

WARNING

Some chemicals are hazardous (corrosive, flammable,toxic, etc;) and should be used with great care, strictly in accordance with their use and safety directions.

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Spot Type of treatment Spot Type of treatment
……
Alcoholic beverage
Bleach
Blood
Butter
Candle wax
Chewing gum
Chocolate
Coffee
Colas & soft drinks
Cooking oils
Cream
Egg
Faeces
Floor wax
Fruit juice
Furniture polish
Gravy & sauces
Ink  (fountain pen)
Ink (ball point)
Ink (felt tip)
Step 1 2 3
1 2
1 3
1 2 13
4 2
++
5 4
4 2
1 2 6
1 2
4 2
2 4
2 13
2 13 14
4 2
1 2 6
4 2
7 2 13
1 2
4 9 2
7 2 8
……
Lipstick
Milk
Mustard
Nail polish
Oil & grease
Paint (Latex based)
Paint (Oil based)
Rust
Salad dressing
Shoe polish
Soot
Tar
Tea
Tomato sauce
Urine (fresh)
Urine (old)
Vomit
Wine
Unknown material
Step 1 2 3
4 2 13
7 2 4
2 6
8
4 2
1 2
12 4 3
6 10
2 4
4 2
11 4 2
4 9 4
1 2 6
7 2 13
1 13
2 6 13
15 2 13
1 2 6
4 2 3

If you are unsure, or not confident, call Shorty first.

If you attempt spot removal, try only ONE SMALL AREA.

Do not treat all spots, if one does not work, it is highly unlikely that it will work on others.

DISCLAIMER: This spotting guide is intended as a help feature only.

Due to products being used beyond our control, Get Shorty Carpet & Upholstery Care take no responsibility for improper use &/or any damage to any fabrics that may be affected by using the above methods and/or products.


If you wish, Get Shorty can also supply you with a professional spotter.

Whatever your concerns regarding soft furnishings be it in your home or office,

give Shorty a call for a friendly, free, no obligation consultation on 0409 774 253