Stain Remover Guide V – X

Stain Remover Guide - wine, wax, vaseline etc

V

Vaseline - 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.

W

Wax (paste) - Stain Removal on Carpet and Upholstery

1. Sponge 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.

Wine - 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-third cup of white household vinegar with two-thirds cup of water. Blot.

3. Repeat step one.

4. Sponge with clean water. Blot.

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

2 Responses

  1. JENNY GAGNON

    Wine Stain – I had recently bought the Oxy carpet cleaner specifically labelled for dogs/cats odors. I dropped some red wine on my carpet and only noticed the next day. All I did was spray the areas with the Oxy cleaner and walked away to do other chores. When I got back…the stain was completely gone and all I did after was vacuum the carpet. Amazing…no scrubbing, blotting, etc.

  2. LISA F

    This will probably sound crazy but it works like a charm. When red wine is spilled on the carpet just pour white wine on top!!! Make sure to pour it completely over the red wine stain then blot thoroughly (no rubbing), I like to use a disposable diaper as the absorbency is fabulous, but a sanitary napkin/pad (Kotex) works in a pinch.

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