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Stain
Removal
Do not combine stain removal products.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
Safe Stain
Removal
Procedures
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, or serious injury to
persons or property,
comply
with
the basic warnings
listed in
Important
Safety
Instructions
and those listed below.
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Read and comply
with
all instructions
on stain removal
products.
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Keep products
in their original
labeled
containers
and out of children's
reach.
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Thoroughly
wash any utensil
used.
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Do not
combine
stain
removal
products,
especially
ammonia
and
chlorine
bleach.
Dangerous
fumes
may result.
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Never wash items which
have been previously
cleaned
in, washed
in,
soaked
in or spotted
with
gasoline,
dry cleaning
solvents
or other
flammable
or explosive
substances
because they give off vapors that
could
ignite
or explode.
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Never use highly flammable
solvents,
such as gasoline,
inside the home.
Vapors
can explode
on contact
with
flames
or sparks.
For successful
stain
removal:
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Remove stains promptly.
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Determine
the kind of stain,
then
follow
recommended
treatment
in
the stain removal
chart on the next page.
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To pretreat
stains, use a prewash
product,
liquid detergent,
or a paste
made from
granular
detergent
and water.
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Use cold water
on unknown
stains because
hot water
can set stains.
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Check care label instructions
for treatments
to avoid on specific fabrics.
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Check for colorfastness
by testing
stain remover
on an inside seam.
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Rinse and wash
items after stain removal.
STAIN
TREATMENT
Adhesive
tape,
chewing
gum,
Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels.
Saturate with
prewash
stain remover or
rubber cement
nonflammable
dry cleaning fluid.
Baby formula, dairy products, egg
Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. Wash.
Beverages (coffee, tea, soda,juice,
Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.
alcoholic beverages)
Blood
Rinse with cold water. Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach
safe for fabric.
Candle wax, crayon
Scrape off surface wax. Place stain face down between
paper towels. Press with warm iron until wax is absorbed.
Replace paper towels frequently. Treat remaining stain with prewash stain remover or nonflammable
dry cleaning fluid.
Hand wash to remove solvent. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Chocolate
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Collar or cuff soil, cosmetics
Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.
Dye transfer on white fabric
Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Grass
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Grease, oil, tar (butter, fats,
Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat. Wash using hottest water
safe for fabric.
For heavy stains and tar, apply
salad dressing, cooking oils,
nonflammable
dry cleaning fluid to back of stain. Replace towels under stain frequently. Rinse thoroughly.
Wash using
car grease, motor oils)
hottest water safe for fabric.
Ink
Some inks may be impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use prewash stain remover, denatured alcohol
or nonflammable
dry cleaning fluid.
Mildew, scorch
Wash with chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Or, soak in oxygen bleach and hot water before washing. Badly mildewed
fabrics may be permanently
damaged.
Mud
Brush off dry mud. Pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes.
Mustard,
tomato
Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Nail polish
May be impossible to remove. Placestain face down on paper towels. Apply nail polish remover to back of stain. Repeat,
replacing paper towels frequently.
Do not use on acetate fabrics.
Paint, varnish
WATER BASED: Rinse fabric in cool water while stain is wet. Wash. Once paint is dry, it cannot be removed. OIL BASED
AND VARNISH: Use solvent recommended on can label. Rinse thoroughly
before washing.
Perspiration
Use prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap. Rinse. Wash using nonchlorine bleach in hottest water safe for fabric.
Rust, brown oryellow discoloration
For spots, use rust remover safe for fabric. For discoloration of an entire load, use phosphate detergent and nonchlorine
bleach. Do not use chlorine
bleach because
it may intensify
discoloration.
Shoe polish
LIQUID: Pretreat with a paste of granular detergent
and water.
PASTE: Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat with
prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Rinse. Rub detergent into dampened area. Wash using bleach
safe for fabric.
Urine, vomit, mucus, feces
Pretreat or soak in product containing
enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
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