Follow these basic rules for spills and spot removal:

1. Immediately blot up spills, using a clean white absorbent material

2. Pretest spot removal formulas in an inconspicuous area. If the dye has bled into the absorbent material, or if there has been a change in the color, call a professional cleaner for advice.

3. Do not over wet. Blot – do not rub or brush may cause unsightly distortion.

4. Work from the outer edge toward the center of the stain.

5. Have patience – some stains respond slowly.

Spot Removal Methods

Use each of the cleaning agents in the order indicated. Apply small amounts of the cleaning solution with a clean, white absorbent towel. Blot frequently and continue to apply and blot until the staining is no longer transferred to the towel.

1. Apply a small amount of dry cleaning solvent or alcohol. Use small amounts to prevent any possible damage. Do not use lighter fluid or any flammable.

2. Mix one teaspoonful of white neutral mild liquid detergent with a cup of lukewarm water.

3. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half cup of water.

4. Mix one-third cup of white household vinegar with two-thirds cup of water.

5. Mix a solution of powered enzyme laundry detergent following label or box directions. Allow the solution to remain on the stain for the length of time recommended by the manufacturer.

6. The final step is: blot any remaining moisture or cleaning solutions by pressing or padding the area with absorbent towel: weight it down and allow at least six hours to dry.

NOTE: Never mix ammonia and bleach during the cleaning process.