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Fabric
1. Working from the back of the stain, flush with cool water.
2. Pretreat with a liquid laundry detergent; tamp the stain and let stand for several minutes.
3. Rinse well.
4. Sponge with white vinegar.
5. Rinse well.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 until you have removed as much stain as possible.
7. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover.
8. Launder.
9. If the stain remains, rub with a liquid laundry detergent, and then soak in warm water for up to 30 minutes.
10. Launder again with fabric-appropriate bleach, if necessary.

 

Upholstery

1. Using a clean white cloth, apply a dry-cleaning solvent to the stained area.
2. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
3. Repeat, applying and blotting the solution until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed onto the cloth.
4. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cool water.
5. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
6. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 until the stain disappears.
8. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

Carpet

1. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cool water.
2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
4. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia – the resulting fumes are hazardous) with 1/2 cup of cool water.
5. Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution.
6. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
7. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the ammonia solution.

Content courtesy of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute's book Stain Rescue! The A-Z Guide to Removing Smudges, Spots & Other Spills

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