Time & patience are the keys to stain
removal. If a spill occurs, immediately try to remove it by blotting with a
slightly damp sponge, or a dry, white paper towel. Rinse by misting with cold
water and further blot with an absorbent white towel. If this procedure fails
to remove the stain, follow the procedures outlined below. In the event of a
spill, take time to carefully read the following procedures and follow them
Where two procedures are listed (Example
A-M), start with the first procedure (A), and then follow with the second
procedure (M), if necessary. Continue to repeat the procedure(s) until you no
longer see any improvement. If you are not successful with the stain removal,
please call us for additional help at 703-914-2811.
Ink-Ball Point Pen
cleaning fluid, use dry towel/cloth. Blot, don’t rub. Repeat dry cleaning
fluid application as above. Blot, don’t rub. Finish with weighted pad of
Scrape or blot up
excess spill. Apply detergent (see Cleaning Solutions”), use damp towel.
Blot, don’t rub. Apply water with damp towel. Blot, finish with weighted
pad of towels.
Scrape up or
blot up excess spill. Apply detergent (see “Cleaning Solutions”), use damp
towel. Blot, don’t rub. Apply ammonia (see “Cleaning Solutions”), use damp
towel. Blot, don’t rub. Apply water with a damp towel. Blot, finish with
weighted pad of towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted), only after stain
Scrape or blot
up excess spill. Freeze with ice cubes. Shatter with blunt object such as
back of spoon. Remove chips before they melt. *Allow
to dry, scrape up, then clean to reduce spreading
Dirt or Clay
Paint - Latex
polish remover (non-oily acetone type) to a white, cotton towel and apply to
spill. Do not saturate carpet. Pick up softened material using a clean,
white paper towel, push toward center of spot (to avoid spreading
material). Repeat above, soften and carefully remove a layer of the
material each time. Haste may spread the stain and/or damage the carpet.
Dyes (Blue, Black,
Paint - Oil
detergent solution (see “Cleaning Solutions”) to white towel, leave 3-5
minutes. Blot, don’t rub. If stain is removed, finish with a water rinse,
then blot, then apply a pad of weighted paper towels. If stain is not
removed, continue as follows: Apply hydrogen peroxide solution (see
“Cleaning Solutions”), let stand 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic
wrap. Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide and allow to dry until
removal is complete. Apply water with damp towel. Blot finish with
weighted pad of paper towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted) only after
stain is removed.
excess material. Cover with white cotton towel or brown paper. Lightly
apply warm iron to towel or paper until material is absorbed. Be sure towel
is large enough to cover the stained area. Never touch the iron directly
onto the carpet, as the fiber may melt! Change towel or rotate same towel
to a clean area and repeat until all material is absorbed.
Vacuum away as
much as possible. Loosen remaining material with a scrub brush or
toothbrush. Tap with brush, do not scrub. Vacuum again. Follow with
excess material. Lightly rub area with a fresh slice of white bread.
Complete removal with Procedure “A”.
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Astrobrite is a professional spot and stain removal specialist for Carpet Upholstery, furniture, rugs, tile & grout.
Our spotting service is based in Fairfax County. Our stain removal is performed
before for some spots and after for other types of stains. We also specialize in Pet Odor Removal, Commercial Residential cleaning around Fairfax County,
Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Belleview, Bristow,
Chantilly, Dale City, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Fort Hunt, Gainesville, Great
Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, Lorton, Manassas, McLean, Mount Vernon,
Oakton, Occoquan, Reston, Rose Hill, Springfield, South Riding, Sterling, Tysons
Corner, Vienna, Woodbridge Virginia.