Stain Remover Guide M – O

Stain Remover Guide - marble stain removal, ink removal, milk removal,  nail polish removal, Oil stains may include butter, hand cream or lotion, Tea, coffee, colors bleached from paper, textiles or soft drinks.

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Marble Stain Removal

Make a poultice from white absorbent material such as a napkin, blotter, paper towel or facial tissue, dampened with the chemical recommended to dissolve that stain; or mix whiting with that chemical to make a soft paste to cover the stain. The poultice should be left on the stain from 1 hour up to 48 hours, depending on the age and depth of the stain. Plastic wrap, held in place by masking tape, can be put over the poultice to keep it damp; otherwise it will have to be redampened with the chemical periodically. Mix only enough poultice for immediate use; mix a second batch if another application is needed.

Marking Ink Pen - Stain Removal on Carpet and Upholstery

1. Sponge with a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent. Blot. (Use small amounts to prevent any possible damage to sizings, backings, or stuffing materials. Do not use gasoline, lighter fluid, or carbon tetrachloride).

2. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.

3. Sponge with clean water. Blot.

Milk - Stain Removal on Carpet and Upholstery

1. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.

2. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half-cup of water. Blot.

3. Repeat step one. Blot.

4. Sponge with clean water. Blot.

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Nail Polish - Stain Removal on Carpet and Upholstery

1. Apply nail polish remover (acetone). Blot.

2. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.

3. Sponge with clean water. Blot.

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Oil Stains

Oil stains may include butter, hand cream or lotion. As soon as possible, spread surface with an absorbent fine powder such as whiting or even corn starch. After short time brush to remove and reapply more powder. Let stand 24 hours.

To remove : Scrub with hot, sudsy (detergent) solution and stiff brush. Or wipe with ammonia-dampened cloth. In either case, then rinse and wipe dry. If these alkaline solutions don't remove all the oil, you can try a solvent. Make a poultice dampened with acetone or amyl acetate (available at drug stores), or with home dry cleaning fluid. Use good ventilation with windows open to remove fumes, do not use near spark or flame, and do not leave on too long.

Organic Stains

Tea, coffee, colors bleached from paper, textiles or soft drinks.
Make poultice soaked with 20% peroxide (hair bleaching strength) and a few drop of ammonia.

Stain Guide :  A-D | E-G | H-I | M-O | P-R | S-U | V-X

Author:

Anne Field, Extension Specialist, with credit to MSU Extension

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