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Cleaning SolutionsSpot Removal Tips Chart

  • Detergent Solution: Mix one teaspoon of clear dishwashing liquid (containing no bleaches or strong alkalis) and one teaspoon of white vinegar with 500ml of warm water (not hot). This solution must be rinsed well with clear water.
  • Laundry Detergent: One teaspoon in 250ml of warm water
  • Ammonia Solution: Mix one tablespoon of clear household ammonia with 100ml of water. Once stain is removed the carpet must be neutralised with the vinegar solution. Apply, blot and rinse. Wool and treated nylon carpet (ie, Stainmaster, Scotchgard etc) are adversely affected by ammonia. Substitute with No. 2 on chart.
  • Vinegar Solution: Mix 100ml of white vinegar with 200ml of water
  • Solvent: A dry cleaning solvent such as Murlex (available at small grocery or hardware stores) or white spirit. Use on dry carpet only.


Type of Treatment

  1. Cold Water
  2. Detergent Solution
  3. Laundry Detergent (non Biological, no enzymes)
  4. Solvent (only on dry carpet)
  5.  Chill with aerosol freezing or ice cubles in plastic bag
  6. Vinegar Solution
  7. Warm Water
  8. Clear nail polish remover (no lanolin)
  9. Alcohol (eg. Isocol)
  10. Rust remover
  11. Vacuum
  12. Mineral Turpentine
  13.  Ammonia Solution
  14. Clear household disinfectant
  15. Baking Soda, scoop up 7 vacuum

Follow the 5 Steps

Spot Removal Tips step 1DO NOT SCRUB OR RUB as it can cause permanent pile distortion……Scoop up solids before cleaning.




Spot Removal Tips step 2Blot up as much liquid as possible using a clean white towelling cloth (nappy / face washer) or white paper towel.





Spot Removal Tips step 3CLEAN. Refer to the spot removal chart. Apply spot removal agent/s to clean white towel. Do not apply directly to the carpet.





Spot Removal Tips step 4RINSE with cold or lukewarm water only. WARNING: Do not saturate





Spot Removal Tips step 5BLOT dry with absorbent material such as white paper toweling  or use a cool fan to complete drying.