Stain Chart

Stain Recommended Cleaning Solutions Commercial Cleaner
Berry Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid and one half cup - one cup white vinegar per one gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Bird droppings
Catsup or Mustard
Coffee
Cola
Egg (raw)
Grape Juice
Milk
Tea
Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Beer
Food Color
Urine
Vomit
Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid and one third cup white vinegar per one gallon 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 cornstarch 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 fourth cup dishwashing liquid and one half cup - one cup ammonia per one gallon water. Hydrogen peroxide and upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Charcoal
Pencil Marks
Vacuum, then clean with one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Chewing Gum Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Chocolate Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water and rinse thoroughly. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®
Crayon Treat with isopropyl alcohol. Then clean with one fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon 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 fourth cup dishwashing liquid and one cup bleach per one gallon 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 cornstarch 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 fourth cup dishwashing liquid per one gallon water. Wax remover such as Car-bona Stain Devils for Glue, Gum, and Nail Polish
Wine Combine one fourth cup dishwashing liquid, one third cup white vinegar and one half cup - one cup isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide per one gallon water. Upholstery cleaner such as Resolve®