Carpet care

Woolcare Stain Checklist and treatment for Carpets

  1. Solution of one teaspoon of approved wool detergent (e.g. Softly) with one teaspoon of white vinegar and one litre of warm water.
  2. Dry-cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in a well-ventilated area.
  3. Mineral turpentine effectiveness is increased if mixed with an equal quantity of dry-cleaning fluid. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in a well-ventilated area.
  4. Methylated spirits. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in a well-ventilated area.
  5. Hydrogen peroxide (20 vol.) Dilute 1 part to 10 parts cold water. Caution: Do not use on dark or patterned fabric.
  6. Dye stripper. Dilute 1 part to 50 parts cold water. Caution: Do not use on dark or patterned fabric.
  7. Chewing gum remover (freezing agent.)
  8. Nail polish remover.
  9. Clean warm water.
  10. Cold water.
  11. Weak solution of white vinegar or lemon juice with cold water.
  12. Absorbent powder (e.g. salt or talc.) Sprinkle on spillage, leave overnight and vacuum next day.

Notes:

  • When attempting to remove any stains always ensure that the fabric is dry before proceeding to the next step in the order of treatment.
  • The solvents normally used in dry cleaning are perchlorethylene, white spirit or fluorocarbons.

Note: While this advice is offered in good faith, no responsibility is accepted for claims arising from the treatments proposed. If stains fail to respond to treatments listed, call a professional fabric cleaner immediately.