Royal Palace Handmade Rugs

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Caring for Royal Palace®Rugs: Stain Removal

This chart will tell you how to treat variety of stains. To print, choose Landscape mode.

We recommend using Woolite®, and also Nature's Miracle® for pet stains. For the detergent solution, mix 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing liquid with 1 cup of warm water. For the vinegar solution, mix 1/3 cup white vinegar with 2/3 cup water.

Stain
Cleaning Method
Acids Detergent/white vinegar
Alcoholic beverages Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Ammonia or Alkali Detergent/White vinegar
Ball-point pen ink Methylated spirits or turpentine
Beer Detergent/White vinegar
Bleach Detergent/White vinegar
Blood Detergent/White vinegar or Starch Paste
Burning cigarette Brush off with a hard edge
Butter Cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Candy Detergent/White vinegar or scrape and vacuum
Cellulose paint Acetone (nail polish remover)
Chewing gum Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Chocolate Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Coffee Glycerine
Cosmetics Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Crayon Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores) or scrape and vacuum
Egg Detergent/White vinegar
Excrement (human) Detergent/White vinegar (remove at once - chemicals in excrement attack dyestuffs)
Excrement (pet) Call a reputable cleaner
Fat and Oil Tissue and iron, then cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores) (Do not use iron after solvent)
Fruit and juices Detergent/White vinegar
Furniture polish Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Glue Alcohol
Grass Methylated spirits
Gravy Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Grease Cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores) or scrape & vacuum
Household cement Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Ice cream Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Ink Water only
Iodine Alcohol
Jam Lukewarm water
Lipstick Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Medicine Call a reputable cleaner
Metal polish Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Mildew Call a reputable cleaner
Milk Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Mud Detergent/White vinegar
Mustard Detergent/White vinegar
Nail polish Polish Remover
Oils Cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Paint Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Perfume Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Permanent ink Call a reputable cleaner
Rust Call a reputable cleaner
Salad dressing Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Sauces Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Shoe polish Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores) or scrape and vacuum
Soot Vacuum, then cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Tar Cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Tea Detergent/White vinegar
Urine (human) Detergent/White vinegar (remove at once-chemicals inn urine attack dyestuffs)
Urine (pet) Call a reputable cleaner
Vomit Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Wax Cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores) or scrape & vacuum
Wine Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning solvent (available at drug, grocery, and hardware stores)
Reprinted, with permission, from the Wool Bureau Inc. "The Wool Library Volume 6"