Floor Coverings - Stain Removal Guide

Floor Covering Spotting Instructions

(Carpet, Dhurries, Kilims, Orientals, Area Rugs)

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING

A. If possible, remove liquid spots and spills before they dry.
B. Lift any solids or semi-solids by pinch blotting, vacuuming or scooping.
C. Blot or wick-up liquids with a white terry towel or white paper towels. NEVER RUB!
D. Before applying ANY cleaning agent to a spot or spill ALWAYS PRETEST fabric for colorfastness. (See colorfastness test below.)
E. Do not attempt to remove any spot (other than using steps A, B and C) on delicate floor coverings such as silk and rayon Orientals, sisal and rugs containing vegetable dyes until you call your local Fiber-Seal Service Center.
F. Using the guide below, apply the recommended Fiber-Seal spotting agent(s) to the floor covering and blot with a white terry towel. NEVER RUB!
G. Continue to apply the cleaning agent(s) and blot. Repeat as long as the spot continues to transfer to your towel. STOP when no more of the spot transfers.
H. If a spot does not respond to this procedure, call your Fiber-Seal Service Center for assistance.

COLORFASTNESS TEST:

Apply a small amount of the cleaning agent to an inconspicuous area. Let stand for 5 minutes and gently wipe with a white terry towel. IF ANY COLOR MOVEMENT OR UNUSUAL CHANGE IS DETECTED, STOP and call your local Fiber-Seal Service Center.

YOUR FIBER-SEAL RESOURCES:

Fabric Sponge, Kleen-Tec, pHnominal, ColorReneu (See packaging for complete application instructions.) Find your spot/spill on the list below and follow the steps, using the six Fiber-Seal Solutions. Read all instructions before proceeding.

THE FIBER-SEAL SOLUTIONS

  1. Vacuum
  2. Blot/Lift
  3. Fabric Sponge
  4. Kleen-Tec
  5. pHnominal
  6. ColorReneu
  • Acne cream – 2 – 4
  • Ashes – 1 – 3
  • Beer – 2 – 5
  • Bleach – 2 – 5
  • Blood – 2 – 5 – 6
  • Butter – 2 – 4 – 5
  • Catsup – 2 – 4 – 5
  • Chocolate – 2 – 4 – 5
  • Coffee – 2 – 5 – 6
  • Cola – 2 – 5 – 6
  • Cosmetics – 1 – 2 – 4
  • Crayon – 1 – 2 – 4 – 5
  • Excrement – 2 – 5 – 6
  • Glue – 2 – 4 – 5
  • Graphite – 1 – 3
  • Gravy – 2 – 4 – 5
  • Grease–2–4–5
  • Gum – Freeze – Lift
  • IceCream–2–4–5–6
  • Ink–2
  • Iodine–2–5–6
  • Jelly–2–5
  • Kool-aid(Juice)–2–5–6
  • Lipstick – 2 – 4
  • Liquor – 2 – 5 – 6
  • Make-up (liquid) – 2 – 4 – 5
  • Mascara – 1 – 2 – 4
  • Medicine – 2 – 5 – 6
  • Mildew (dry) – 1 – 4
  • Milk – 2 – 4 – 5
  • Mud (dry) – 1 – 4 – 5
  • Mustard – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6
  • Nail Polish – 2 – 4
  • Newsprint – 4
  • Paint (Latex) – 2 – 5
  • Paint (Oil) or (Dry Latex) – 2 – 4 – 5
  • Plant Food – 2 – 5
  • Plaster (Dry) – 1 – 2 – 5
  • Play-doh – 1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6
  • Pollen – 1 – 3
  • Salad Dressing – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6
  • Sauces – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6
  • Shoe Polish – 2 – 4
  • Soft Drink – 2 – 5 – 6
  • Soot – 1 – 3
  • Syrup – 2 – 5
  • Tar – 2 – 4
  • Tile Cleaner – 2 – 5
  • Toner (Powder) – 1 – 3
  • Toothpaste – 2 – 5
  • Unknown Stains – 1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6
  • Urine – 2 – 5 – 6
  • Varnish – 2 – 4
  • Vomit – 2 – 5 – 6
  • Wax – Freeze – Lift
  • Wine – 2 – 5 – 6

If the procedure is not working, call your local Fiber-Seal Service Center immediately.