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Stain Removal Guide

If you have arrived at this page, it is intended for the First Ever Interactive Stain Removal Guide.

Select the stain from the drop box below.  Then select "Remove This Stain!"

Suggested stain treatment:  1 Treat a stain promptly.  2 Scoop off excess soiling. 3 Work only with the pile direction.  4 Work toward the center of a stain. 5 Flush any applied treatment thoroughly.  For additional information, click here.

This stain removal guide applies only to wool pile carpets.  For silk rugs, and rugs other than wool, seek professional help.  By using this tool you are accepting all responsibility for subsequent damages which may occur from actual use.  RugRag will not be held liable for any damage which may develop.  Proceed at your own risk.

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Remove Urine (Pee) by following these steps:

  1. Soak in Detergent & Ammonia Solution.
  2. After 30 minutes,
  3. Rinse with water.
  4. Soak in Vinegar Solution for 1 hour.
  5. Rinse with water.
  6. Allow to dry.
  7. Sponge with Alcohol.
  8. Keep stain moist and blot occasionally with Absorbent Material.
  9. Continue as long as stain is being removed.
  10. Rinse with water.
Detergent & Ammonia Solution

Make the detergent & ammonia solution by mixing:
  • 1 quart warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon detergent
  • and 1 tablespoon ammonia


Vinegar Solution

Use Only white vinegar. Make vinegar solution by mixing:
  • 1 quart warm water,
  • and 1 tablespoon vinegar.


Sponge

Be sure to test sponges on the stain removers you will be using to be sure they can withstaand the chemicals.

Alcohol

  • Use rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol (70% to 90% concentration).
  • Do not use alcohol with colors or fragrances.
  • Test rug for color fastness as alcohol can fade some dyes.
  • Observe all precautions on the label.


Absorbent Material

Good absorbent materials include
  • cotton
  • white paper towels
  • white facial towels
  • white cotton cloths
Be sure to test sponges on the stain removers you will be using to be sure they can withstaand the chemicals.


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