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Removing Stains from OLEFIN Carpets

No carpet is completely stain proof. Certain products contain color destroying chemical substances that can cause your carpet to become permanently discolored.

The following items are not covered by the stain warranty.Coles Fine Flooring | Carpet Stains
Acne medications & skin creams
Bathroom cleaners
Bleaches
Drain cleaners
Furniture Polish
Insecticides
Oven cleaners
Paints
Plant food and Fertilizers
Toilet bowl cleaners
Tub & Tile cleaners
Urine and Vomit (if not properly neutralized and removed)

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Immediate attention to spots and spills will make removal easier. Always blot the area to be cleaned. One of the best agents to use on water-based spills is Club Soda. Keep a bottle handy, at room temperature, for emergencies. After blotting to remove spill, dribble it on, and let it set for a moment then blot again to remove stain.

 

If the stain persists, use the appropriate cleaning method outlined below

Asphalt
Beer
Beer, Juice
Blood
catsup
Cherry Cola
Chocolate
Coffee (cream&sugar)
Cola
Cooking Oil
Cough Syrup
Cranberry Juice
Crayon
Dirt
Egg
Fell Marker
Furniture Polish
Gelatins
Grape Juice
Grape Soda
Crease
Hawaiian Punch
ink(Water Soluble)
ink (Ballpoint or Perm)
D
A
B
A
A
A
D
D
A
D
A
B
D
F
A
D, E
E
A
B
A
D
A
A
D
Iodine
Kool-Aid
Latex Paint A Lipstick
Liquor
Medicine
Mouthwash
Motor Oil
Mustard
Nail Polish
Oil Paint
Orange Juice
Orange Soda
Pet Feces
Pet Urine
Prune Juice
Red Clay Soil
Rust
Shoe Polish
Slime (Toy)
Tea
Vomit
Water Colors
A,E
A
D
A
A (ED&C)
A
D (used)
A
G
D
A
AC
C
B
F
A
D
H
D
C
A

 

CLEANING METHODS

A

  1. Blot excess stain or liquid
  2. Soak with lukewarm water one minute and blot with sponge or paper towel.
  3. Repeat until no stain is evident on towel or sponge.
  4. If stain persists, use 1/2 teaspoon liquid hand/dish detergent containing no lanolin mixed with one pint water and press into stained area with fingers. Blot excess, rinse with clear, lukewarm water to remove detergent and blot dry.
  5. If stain persists, add water again, fold paper towel and place over stain with weight. Check toweling every five minutes, or until blotter is stain free (this procedure may need to be repeated with deep stains.)
  6. Brush up pile and allow to dry before walking on carpet.

B

  1. Blot excess stain or liquid
  2. Soak with lukewarm water one minute and blot.
  3. Apply hydrogen peroxide immediately follow with household ammonia and blot.
  4. IRinse with water and blot.
  5. If stain persists, follow guidelines 4-6 of method A.

C

  1. Blot or scrape off excess stain or liquid.
  2. Vacuum particles and soften stain with alcohol or dry cleaning solvent and blot immediately.
  3. If stain persists, follow guidelines 4-6 of Method A.

D

  1. Blot excess stain or liquid.
  2. Wet stain with alcohol or dry cleaning solvent and blot dry immediately. Repeat two or three times
  3. If stain persists, follow guidelines 4-6 of Method A.

E

  1. Blot to remove excess stain or liquid.
  2. Rinse with clear lukewarm water and blot dry.
  3. If cleaning methods fail to remove stain, have affected area replaced (plugged) by professionals.

F

  1. Allow area to dry and vacuum excess
  2. Soak with lukewarm water for one minute and blot with sponge or paper towel. Repeat until no stain is evident on towel or sponge.
  3. If stain persists follow guidelines 4-6 of Method A.

G

  1. Blot excess.
  2. Apply nail polish remover and blot immediately. Repeat until no stain is evident on blotter.
  3. Brush up pile and allow drying time before walking on carpet.

H

  1. Scrape off excess.
  2. Soften stain with vinegar and blot with lukewarm water. Repeat until no stains evident on blotter.
  3. If stain persists, follow guidelines 4-6 of Method A.

Cleaning Method B suggests the application of Hydrogen Peroxide. Immediately follow with household ammonia and blot. The use of Hydrogen Peroxide alone for food dye stain is often sufficient, but by immediately adding ammonia you change pH of Hydrogen Peroxide, which dramatically accelerates the oxidizing bleaching process. Hydrogen Peroxide contains approximately 0.001% phosphoric acid for the very purpose of slowing down the bleaching process. Finally Hydrogen Peroxide itself ages very rapidly which explains the need for the brown bottle. Shelf life for spot cleaning purpose is only 3-6 months.

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