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Carpet Stain Removal

For Synthetic Fibers Only When anything is spilled on carpet surface, removal results are best when stain is treated immediately, before it dries. Water sponging over area will dilute stain, but be careful not to spread stain farther.

Basic Directions (also refer to each individual stain) Use these steps for all the stains listed.

1. Remove excess soil promptly by blotting or scraping with a dull edge first.

2. Apply cleaning materials directly to stain in order listed under numbered steps. Test for 10 seconds and blot in an inconspicuous spot before using a solvent or cleaning materials.

3. Do not rub stain, always blot with clean absorbent white cloth.

4. Avoid getting carpet too wet.

5. When dry, gently brush to restore pile.

6. Some stains are very hard to remove. May need to repeat process two or more times. Some stains are permanent and cannot be removed.

This information is for educational purposes and is reprinted from the MSU Extension. This information is public property upon publication and has been printed with credit to MSU Extension.

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