Index to Treatment of Spills & Stains

What should you do in case of a spill? Click on the corresponding substance type below to view the recommended treatment procedure:


Brown:

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. White Vinegar; for large areas may be diluted 1:2 with water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

Clear:

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Warm water
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. White Vinegar; for large areas may be diluted 1:2 with water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Cold water
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. White Vinegar; for large areas may be diluted 1:2 with water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

(Household Bleach)

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. White Vinegar; for large areas may be diluted 1:2 with water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

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Wet Blood

Step 1. Cold water
Step 2. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 3. Cold water
Step 4. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 5. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 6. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

Dry Blood

Step 1. Ammonia *
Step 2. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 3. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 4. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

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Step 1. Scrape - (If necessary)
Step 2. Vacuum - (If necessary)
Step 3. Oxygen-releasing bleach: Rit®* color remover.
Step 4. Warm water
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Sugar

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Cold water
Step 4. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Ammonia *
Step 4. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 5. Warm water
Step 6. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 7. White Vinegar; for large areas may be diluted 1:2 with water.
Step 8. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. White Vinegar; for large areas may be diluted 1:2 with water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Ammonia*
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 6. Warm water
Step 7. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Cold water
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Oxygen releasing bleach: Rit®* color remover.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 6. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 7. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Ammonia*
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 6. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 7. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturers' instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 5. If color remains
Step 6. Oxygen releasing bleach: Rit®* color remover.
Step 7. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 8. Cold water
Step 9. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 6. White Vinegar; for large areas may be diluted 1:2 with water.
Step 7. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. After Dry
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 6. Solvent; Afta®*, K-2-R®*, or lighter fluid*.
Step 7. Vacuum

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. After Dry
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 6. Solvent; Afta®*, K-2-R®*, or lighter fluid *.
Step 7. Vacuum

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 6. Cold water
Step 7. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Solvent; Afta®*, K-2-R®*, or lighter fluid *.
Step 3. Solvent; Afta®*, K-2-R®*, or lighter fluid *.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 5. Solvent; Afta®*, K-2-R®*, or lighter fluid *.
Step 6. Vacuum

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 6. Cold water
Step 7. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Acetone: nail polish remover*

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Wet Latex:

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

Wet Oil Base:

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Solvent; Afta®*, K-2-R®*, or lighter fluid*.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Solvent; Afta®*, K-2-R®*, or lighter fluid*.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Whink® *: (Hazardous—read precautions on label.)
Step 2. Cold water
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Cold water
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
if necessary
Step 6. Oxygen releasing bleach: Rit® * color remover.
Step 7. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 8. Cold water
Step 9. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Solvent; Afta® *, K-2-R® *, or lighter fluid *.
Step 3. Vacuum
Step 4. Solvent; Afta® *, K-2-R® *, or lighter fluid *.
Step 5. Vacuum

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. White Vinegar; for large areas may be diluted 1:2 with water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. White Vinegar; for large areas may be diluted 1:2 with water.
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

END

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Ammonia *
Step 5. Warm water
Step 6. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END

With Dye :

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Oxygen releasing bleach: Rit® * color remover.
Step 5. Cold water
Step 6. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

Natural Color:

Step 1. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 2. Detergent: one tablespoon in one pint of warm water.
Step 3. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.
Step 4. Whink® *: (Hazardous—read precautions on label.)
Step 5. Remove excess: lift up, blot, or use a wet/dry vacuum.

* Use only after reading manufacturer's instructions.

END