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Stain Removal Tips for Household Items

To remove: Iodine, Acetone, Ballpoint Pen Ink, Car/Floor/Furniture Wax, Chalk, Charcoal, Felt Tip Marker, Pencil, Red Clay Soil, Shoe Polish, Soot, Tobacco, Water Soluble Ink, White Glue (Wet)

Step 1:
With a clean dry cloth or paper towel, blot the area. Apply small amounts of cold water. Blot several times until all or most of the moisture has been blotted out.

Step 2:
In a spray bottle, Mix 1 cup of lukewarm water with 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into 1 cup of lukewarm water. Spray the stained area with the mixture. Use enough of the mixture to saturate the stained area. Using a cloth, gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 3:
Rinse out the spray bottle and ensure there is no dishwashing solution in it. Fill the bottle with lukewarm water. Spray the stained area lightly. Blot the wet area until as dry as possible. Continue to spray with lukewarm water and blot until dry until the stain is removed or improved, and there is no longer any detergent residue on the carpet stain.

Step 4:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 5:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution. For best results, use the Activating Pretreated Carpet Stain & Odor Remover with Shark®.

To remove: Adhesive/Glue, Candle Wax, Crayon, Dried Paint, Oil Based & Water Based Paint (Wet)

Step 1:
Apply 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away. Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 2:
If the stain does not improve, pour some carbonated water onto a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away. Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 3:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 4:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution. For best results, use the Activating Pretreated Carpet Stain & Odor Remover with Shark.

To remove: Non-Water Soluble Ink

Step 1:
Apply 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 2:
Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 3:
If the stain does not improve, pour some carbonated water onto a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 4:
Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 5:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 6:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution. For best results, use the Activating Pretreated Carpet Stain & Odor Remover with Shark.

To remove: Gasoline

Step 1:
With a clean dry cloth or paper towel, blot the area. Apply small amounts of cold water. Blot several times until all or most of the moisture has been blotted out.

Step 2:
In a spray bottle, Mix 1 cup of lukewarm water with 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into 1 cup of lukewarm water. Spray the stained area with the mixture. Use enough of the mixture to saturate the stained area. Using a cloth, gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 3:
Rinse out the spray bottle and ensure there is no dishwashing solution in it. Fill the bottle with lukewarm water. Spray the stained area lightly. Blot the wet area until as dry as possible. Continue to spray with lukewarm water and blot until dry until the stain is removed or improved, and there is no longer any detergent residue on the carpet stain.

Step 4:
To neutralize the odor, mix a solution made up of 50 percent white vinegar and 50 percent warm water. Mix well and use in a spray bottle. Spray the stain lightly with the solution and then blot.

Step 5:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 6:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution.

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