The most important thing in a spot & stain removal is: act quickly, before it becomes a permanent stain!
Ballpoint pen / Cosmetics / Milk / Oil / Tar / Grease:
Clean with turpentine.
Beer / Leaf green / Blood (dry) / Chocolate / Spirits / Egg / Fruit / Jam / Coffee / Lemonade / Cream / Sauce / Tea / Food residues / Wax:
Use 1 spoon of soft detergent or soft soap which you’ve dissolved in half a litre of lukewarm water and allow the solution to remain for a few minutes to lift the stain.
Blot the excess liquid and use a solution of 1 spoon of soft detergent in half a litre of lukewarm water. Then apply an ammonia solution.
Butter / Candle wax:
Absorb with blotting-paper and then use turpentine.
Dab the stain with alcohol and blot with soft soap or in a solution of lactic acid and water. On white fabrics, use bleaching-liquor afterwards.
Teat with turpentine, white spirit, alcohol or acetone.
Softly rub off, alternate with alcohol and vinegar. Then blot the spot with water.
Freeze with ice and rub gently. For old stains : blot the spot, using a dry cleaning solvent or a solution of acetone, alcohol or turpentine on a white cloth.
Use turpentine or alcohol. Clean with alcohol (no methylated spirit !) or turpentine and sponge the stained area with a soft soap, suitable for delicate textile.
Apply turpentine or white spirit to the rug.
Tomato-purée or -juice:
Wash out with lukewarm water, apply a solution of biological soap and whip it into the rug. Let it sit for 1 to 3 hours so it can work in gently and rinse thoroughly.
Act quickly ! Apply a small amount of turpentine or white spirit to a clean, white, absorbent cloth and blot the stain with this cloth. Do not scrub the area !
Rinse thoroughly with cold water and wash the stain out.
Sponge the area immediately with acetone. Repeat until removed.
Vaccum the dried mud.
Apply a solution of acetone.
Blot excess liquid with white tissues. Rinse and wash out. If necessary bleach with salt.
Apply a specialised product, available at the chemist’s. Rinse with cold water and wash out.
Damp, apply a fluid, soft soap for delicate textiles or dishwashing liquid on the spot and allow this solution to remain for a night to lift the stain.