Cushions & Fabrics

This chart contains our recommended cleaning methods of fabric for some of the most common and toughest stains.

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Stain
Recommended Cleaning Solutions
Beer Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)
Berry Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.)
Bird Droppings Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water, or try Goo Gone Grease Cutter (a hand cleaner), Greased Lightning, or Clean Rite Purple Power (available at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc.)
Blood (dried) Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.)
Butter Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Charcoal, Pencil Marks Vacuum, then Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1gallon water
Catsup or Mustard Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Chewing Gum Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Chocolate Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4 oz.)
Coffee Dishwashing liquid / water, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone)
Cola Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Crayon Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
Egg (raw) Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Food Color Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)
Grape Juice Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Gravy Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Grease (car) Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Ink (permanent, India, ballpoint) Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, soap and water
Iron Rust Carbona™ Stain Devil #9
Lipstick Paint remover, oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
Mascara Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone-100%), dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Mildew Bleach (1 cup) / Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Milk Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Nail Polish Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Oil Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Orange Drink Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Paint (latex) wet Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Paint (latex) dried Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
Paint (oil or lacquer) Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
Shoe Polish (liquid) Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Shoe Polish (wax) Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Suntan Lotion Pine Power® or pine oil detergent / water (mix as directed)
Tea Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Tomato Juice Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Tree Sap Turpentine (100%), Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
Urine Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)
Vomit Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)
Wax (candle) Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Wine Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.) / white vinegar (3 oz.)