Stain Chart

Stain Recommended Cleaning Solutions Commercial Cleaner
Berry Combine one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid and one half cup - one cup white vinegar per 3.8 litres of water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Bird droppings
Kethcup or Mustard
Coffee
Cola
Egg (raw)
Grape Juice
Milk
Tea
Combine one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid per 3.8 litres of water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Beer
Food colour
Urine
Vomit
Combine one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid and one third cup white vinegar per 3.8 litres of water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Butter
Grease
Oil
Paint Wet/Dried (latex, oil, lacquer)
Salad Dressing
Shoe Polish (liquid)
Suntan Lotion
Tomato Juice
Tree Sap
Apply corn starch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve® or strong degreaser
Blood (dried) Combine one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid and one half cup - one cup ammonia per 3.8 litres of water. Hydrogen peroxide and upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Charcoal
Pencil Marks
Vacuum, then clean with one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid per 3.8 litres of water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Chewing Gum Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid per 3.8 litres of water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Chocolate Combine one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid per 3.8 litres of water and rinse thoroughly. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Crayon Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid per 3.8 litres of water. Carbona Stain Devils for Ink and Crayon
Ink (india, ballpoint)
Nail Polish
Treat with volatile solvent (acetone 100%). Then clean with soap and water and rinse thoroughly Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Iron Rust Treat with CLR® and rinse thoroughly. Rust remover such as CLR®
Kool-Aid Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water and rinse thoroughly. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Mildew Combine one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid and one cup bleach per 3.8 litres of water. No commercial cleaner recommended. A stronger percentage of bleach may be necessary for severe mildew.
Shoe Polish (wax) Apply heated iron over towel. Apply corn starch as an absorbent, remove excess with a straight edge, clean up residual with dishwashing liquid and water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Wax (candle) Apply heated iron over towel. Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid per 3.8 litres of water. Wax remover such as Car-bona Stain Devils for Glue, Gum, and Nail Polish
Wine Combine one quarter of a cup of dishwashing liquid, one third cup white vinegar and one half cup - one cup isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide per 3.8 litres of water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®