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Carpet Care

Stain guide for wool carpet

 The following is based on advice from Wools of New Zealand but before you do anything, make sure you have scraped up any solids and blotted up any excess liquid spills with paper towels. And remember – never rub wet carpet. Simply cross reference the type of treatment with the specific stain in the table below. 


Cleaning Solutions

  1. Lukewarm water OR Cavalier Bremworth Carpet Stain Remover for Wet Stains.**
  2. One teaspooon of wool detergent with one teaspoon of white vinegar in one litre of warm water.
  3. Clear household disinfectant
  4. Cavalier Bremworth Dry Stain Remover. Use only on dry stains.
  5. Chill with ice cubes in a plastic bag. Pick or scrape off solids.
  6. Mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of water.
  7. Warm water
  8. Nail polish remover (should not contain lanolin)
  9. Surgical alcohol
  10. Place absorbent paper over wax or paper towel and apply hot iron to paper. Wax will melt and be absorbed by paper.
  11. Vacuum clean
  12. Mineral turpentine
  13. Seek assistance from a professional carpet cleaner.

**Our Wet Stain Remover is available in most supermarkets. If you can't find it, use lukewarm water. 
 


STAIN TYPESTEP 1STEP 2STEP 3
Wine, beer, spirits 1 2  
Bleach 1 13  
Blood 1 2  
Butter 4 2  
Candle Wax 10 4  
Chewing Gum 5 4  
Chocolate 4 2  
Coffee 1 2  6
Cola & soft drinks 1 2  
Cooking oil 4 2  
Cream 2 4  
Egg 2 13  
Faeces 2 3  13
Floor wax 4 2  
Fruit juice 1 2  
Furniture polish 4 2  
Gravy & sauces 7 2  
Ink - ballpoint 9 2  
Ink - felt tip 4 2  
Lipstick 4 2  
Milk 2 4  
Mustard 2    
Nail polish 8 4  
Oil & grease 4 2  
Paint (oil based) 4    
Paint (acrylic) 1 2  
Rust 6 13  
Salad dressing 2 4  
Shoe polish 4 2  
Soot 11 4  
Tar 12 4  
Tea 1 2 6
Tomato sauce 1 2  
Urine (fresh) 1 2 3
Urine (old stain) 13    
Vomit 2 3 6
Wine 1 2 6


** Please ensure you have blotted up as much excess moisture as possible using PAPER towels (they absorb more moisture than a cloth/towel) before gently squeezing any water onto a stain and then blotting up again with a paper towel.

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