Do It Yourself Spot Removal Chart

Household cleaning solutions:

  1. Drycleaning solution (DC) – Available at most hardware stores. Use caution and wear a mask when using these chemicals.
  2. Dishwashing solution (DS) – Mix one teaspoon of mild detergent (containing no bleach) to one cup of warm water. One teaspoon of BIZ can be added to boost the strength of this solution.
  3. Ammonia solution (AS) – mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with half cup of water.
  4. Vinegar solution (VS) – mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with a 2/3 cup of warm water.

Step 1
Remove as much of the spot as possible with a clean towel. Blot the spot frequently, avoid rubbing aggressively.

Step 2
Find the type of spot in the spot removal chart below. If the first solution does not fully remove the spot, move to the next solution in sequence. Contact the Garvin Group at 636-386-3200 if the spot is still present after using the spot removal chart.

Spot Use the cleaning solutions in sequence
Blood DS, AS
Catsup DS, AS
Chewing Gum DC, DS
Chocolate DS, AS, VS
Coffee DS
Cosmetics DC, DS
Crayon DC, DS
Egg DS, AS
Fruit Juices DS, AS, VS
Furniture Polish DC, AS
Glue DC
Grease DC, DS, AS
Ice Cream DS, AS, VS
Ink DC, DS
Kool-Aid DS, VS
Milk DS, AS, VS
Mustard DS, VS
Nail Polish DC, DS, VS
Paint (oil based) DC, DS, VS
Paint (latex) DS, AS, DC
Shoe Polish DC, DS, AS
Soft Drinks DS, AS, VS
Syrup DS, AS, VS
Tar DC, DS
Tea DS, VS
Urine DS, AS, VS
Vomit DS, AS, VS
Wine DS, VS, AS
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