Natural Fiber Spot Cleaning Chart
Type of Spill Remedy Type of Spill Remedy
Beer or Liquor A or D Ketchup A or C
Blood A or D Lipstick A or B
Butter A or B Mascara A or B
Candy A or E Mayonnaise A or C
Chocolate A or E Merthiolate A and E
Coffee A or D Milk A and E
Crayon B and A Nail Polish I and A
Egg B or C Oil-cooking A or B
Faces A or C Oil-furniture A or B
Food Coloring C and A Paint-latex A or F
Fruit Juice A or E Paint-oil base A or B
Furniture Polish A or C Rust A
Glue-model I Shoe Polish A or B
Glue-white C and A Soft Drinks A or E
Gravy A or E Tar A or B
Gum A or G Tea A or D
Hair Spray A or B Urine A or E
Hand Lotion A or B Wax G
Ice Cream A or E Watercolors A or F
Ink A or B Wine A or E
.
See the definitions of “solvent”, “detergent”, “vinegar” and “ammonia” below:
A Use HOST Dry Cleaner for Carpets
B Solvent, blot, detergent, blot, water, blot
C Detergent, blot, ammonia, blot, detergent, blot, water, blot
D Detergent, blot, vinegar, blot, detergent, blot, water, blot
E Detergent, blot, ammonia, blot, vinegar, blot, detergent, blot, water, blot
F Detergent, blot, ammonia, blot, water, blot, solvent, blot
G Freeze with ice cube, shatter with blunt object, vacuum, solvent, blot (for wax, place paper over wax, iron with warm – not hot – iron to absorb)
H Cool water, blot, ammonia, blot, detergent, blot, water, blot
I Acetone polish remover, blot, repeat
.
Solvent=HOST Spot Remover, or any commercial dry cleaning solvent
Detergent= 1 tsp laundry detergent (without bleach) + 1 cup lukewarm water
Vinegar= 1/4 cup white vinegar + 1/4 cup water
Cleaning and Maintenance: Sisals, Seagrass, Mountain Grass

Maintaining your quality purchase will repay you by keeping its beauty for many years.

    • •Natural fibers are inherently absorbent and should not be placed in areas that are damp or where spills are likely to occur (kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and porches).
    • •Vacuum regularly. Frequent vacuuming is a carpet’s best friend. This will remove the fine dirt particles that can lodge between the fibers and cause additional wear. For best results, use a vacuum with strong suction and brush attachment or beater bar.
    • •Remove spills immediately. (see additional information below)
    •  Professionally clean as needed. Never steam clean or wet-shampoo a natural fiber floor covering.
    •  •Keep doormats clean. Exercise preventative maintenance by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or launder when these mats become soiled.
    • •The vacuum cleaner dust bag should be changed when half full. Filters in your heating and air conditioning systems should be changed regularly.

 

Cleaning: One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is removal of spots and spills. Acting quickly when anything is spilled or dropped and always having the necessary cleaning materials at hand are of the utmost importance.

Steps for Spot Removal:

• Remove spills immediately.

  1. 1.      Liquid spills act as a magnet to any dirt particles that are in the carpet, causing the dirt to rise to the surface. This dirt may cause a dark stain. Immediately blot – do not rub – the spot with a clean, absorbent white cloth or paper towel. Rubbing can work the liquid deeper into the fibers, making the spill more likely to stain the carpet.
  2. 2.      To remove spots caused by solid substances, first remove any remaining material. Scrape it up with a spoon, always working from the outside of the spot toward the center.

• Pretest spot-removal in an inconspicuous area.
• Apply the cleaning agent listed on the spot removal chart (next page) to an absorbent towel and begin to blot up the spill with a blotting motion. Flip cloth to prevent reapplying soil.
• Do not over use water.
• Work inwards from the edge of the spot to prevent excess spreading.
• Wait a few minutes for the cleaning agent to work on the spot. Follow recommended directions.
• Once the cleaning agent has removed the spot, blot excessive moisture by applying pressure with paper towels or a dry absorbent cloth.

For All Over Cleaning :
Ammonia = 1 tsp clear household ammonia and 1/2 cut water
Professionally clean as needed. Never steam clean or wet-shampoo a natural fiber floor covering which can cause shrinkage, discoloration, and/or staining. Please be aware that proper maintenance on natural products calls for Dry Clean Only.

Cleaning and Maintenance: Outdoor Rugs

Care

    • • Vacuum or sweep regularly and/or shake to remove dust.
    • •Keep away from prolonged moisture.
    • • Blot spills immediately with a clean dry cloth.
    • • Simply hose off outdoor rug to clean
    • • Rotate your rug twice a year to avoid traffic wear spots on your rug.
    • • Use rug pads when used indoors.

Benefits of Polypropylene Construction

  • • Resistant to high heat temperatures so yarns will not wilt in the summer
  • • Good clarity and gloss keeps your outdoor rugs looking their best
  • • Quick-drying, thanks to low water absorption quality and moisture barrier aspect of the yarns
  • • Woven to be incredibly tough and durable; Polypropylene rugs resist cracking in extreme temperatures
  • • Flexible yarns maintain their original firmness, so you get a long-wearing rug that’s incredibly supple
  • • All-weather rugs are resistant to chemicals, including bleach, so they easily repel stains and are equally easy
  • to clean
  • • Adds warmth underfoot in cooler temperatures and relief from hot surfaces in summer
  • • Lightweight so you can move your rug on a whim
  • • Non-toxic and non-staining, so you can use these rugs in your outdoor decor without worry
  • • Outstanding fatigue resistance keeps your area rugs in high-quality condition for years
  • • Rugged enough to withstand months of blistering sun and torrential downpours
  • • Quick-dry outdoor rugs will be fine after an unexpected summer shower
  • • Made of polypropylene, a stain-resistant, water-repellent synthetic material.
  • • Yarn-dyed fiber has incredibly rich color that holds its vibrancy over time.
  • • All-weather rug construction is pet-friendly and mold- and mildew-resistant

 
STAIN TREATMENT CHART:

Spot Step1 Step2 Step3
Alcoholic Beberages 2
Blood 1 2
Butter 3 2
Candle Wax 6 4
Chewing Gum 4 3
Coffee 1 2 3
Colas and Soft Drinks 1 2
Cream 2 3
Floor Wax 3 2
Gravy & Sauces 5 2 3
Ink(Fountain Pen) 1 2
Ink (Ball Point) 4 7 2
Lipstick 3 2
Mercurochrome 2 10
Milk 5 3 2
Nail Polish 6 3
Oil & Grease 3 2
Paint (Latex) 1 2 3
Paint (Oil) 9 3 2
Rust 3 2 8
Salad Dressing 2 3
Shoe Polish 3 2
Tar 3
Urine (fresh) 2
Urine (old) 1 2 10
Vomit 2
Wine 9 1 2
Unknown Material 3 10 2
Types Of Treatment:
1. Add cold water and blot
2. Detergent solution or WoolClean Dry Spot Remover
3. Methylated mineral spirits, turpentine, or WoolClean Dry Spot Remover
4. Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in a plastic bag; follow by picking or scraping off gum
5. Warm water
6. Clean nail polish remover (preferably acetone)
7. Isopropyl alcohol
8. Rust remover
9. Absorbent powder (e.r., salt, talc or Absorb-It)
10. Absorbent cleaner (WoolClean Spot Dry Remover, Host, Capture)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cleaning and Maintenance: Shag Carpet & Rugs

Maintaining your quality purchase will repay you by keeping its beauty for many years.

 

  • • Vacuum regularly. Frequent vacuuming is a carpet’s best friend. A suction only canister vacuum is best to prevent excess pilling, fuzzing and pulls. However, if this type is not available, set vacuum so that the brush is furthest away from the surface of the carpet.
  • • Remove spills immediately.
  • • Professionally clean as needed. Do not apply stain repellent treatments that contain silicone because they tend to accelerate carpet soiling.
  • • Keep doormats clean. Exercise preventative maintenance by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or launder when these mats become soiled.
  • • The vacuum cleaner dust bag should be changed when half full.
  • • Filters in your heating and air conditioning systems should be changed regularly.

One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is removal of spots and spills. Acting quickly when anything is spilled or dropped, and always having the necessary cleaning materials at hand are of the utmost importance.
STEPS FOR SPOT REMOVAL:

  • • Immediately blot (do not rub) spills with white paper towels or with a clean absorbent cloth. Scoop up solids.
  • • All cleaning agents and solvents should be Ph neutral; pre-test should be done in an inconspicuous area,
  • • Apply the cleaning agent listed on the spot removal chart (next page) to an absorbent towel and begin to blot up the spill with a blotting motion. Flip cloth to prevent reapplying soil.
  • • Do not over saturate with water.
  • • Work inwards from the edge of the spot to prevent excess spreading.
  • • Wait a few minutes for the cleaning agent to work on the spot. Follow recommended directions.
  • • Once the cleaning agent has removed the spot, blot excessive moisture by applying pressure with paper towels or a dry absorbent cloth.
  • • Rinse with clear water on a clean cloth.
  • • Remove excess moisture by applying pressure with paper towels.

Recommended Professional Cleaning

  • • Dry cleaning systems such as Capture®; Host®; Dri-Mate®; Wool Clean by Wools of New Zealand and Chem-Dry
  • • Truck-Mounted steam extraction is acceptable for tackless wall to wall installations. We do not recommend steam cleaning for loose lay rugs
  • • We do not recommend any portable units; nor any Bonnet systems or Rug Doctor systems

Cleaning and Maintenance: Polypropylenes, Nylons, Polyesters

Maintaining your quality purchase will repay you by keeping its beauty for many years.

 

  • • Vacuum regularly. Frequent vacuuming is a carpet’s best friend. In most cases, a suction only canister vacuum is best to prevent excess pilling and fuzzing. However, if this type is not available, set vacuum so that the brush is furthest away from the surface of the carpet.
  • • Remove spills immediately.
  • • Professionally clean as needed. Do not apply stain repellent treatments that contain silicone because they tend to accelerate carpet soiling.
  • • Keep doormats clean. Exercise preventative maintenance by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or launder when these mats become soiled.
  • • The vacuum cleaner dust bag should be changed when half full.
  • • Filters in your heating and air conditioning systems should be changed regularly.

One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is removal of spots and spills. Acting quickly when anything is spilled or dropped, and always having the necessary cleaning materials at hand are of the utmost importance.
STEPS FOR SPOT REMOVAL:

  • • Immediately blot (do not rub) spills with white paper towels or with a clean absorbent cloth. Scoop up solids.
  • • All cleaning agents and solvents should be Ph neutral; pre-test should be done in an inconspicuous area,
  • • Apply the cleaning agent listed on the spot removal chart (next page) to an absorbent towel and begin to blot up the spill with a blotting motion. Flip cloth to prevent reapplying soil.
  • • Do not over saturate with water.
  • • Work inwards from the edge of the spot to prevent excess spreading.
  • • Wait a few minutes for the cleaning agent to work on the spot. Follow recommended directions.
  • • Once the cleaning agent has removed the spot, blot excessive moisture by applying pressure with paper towels or a dry absorbent cloth.
  • • Rinse with clear water on a clean cloth.
  • • Remove excess moisture by applying pressure with paper towels.

Recommended Professional Cleaning

  • • Dry cleaning systems such as Capture®; Host®; Dri-Mate®; Wool Clean by Wools of New Zealand and Chem-Dry
  • • Truck-Mounted steam extraction is acceptable for tackless wall to wall installations. We do not recommend steam cleaning for loose lay rugs
  • • We do not recommend any portable units; nor any Bonnet systems or Rug Doctor systems

Cleaning and Maintenance: Rayon, Cotton, Tencel
Maintaining your quality purchase will repay you by keeping its beauty for many years.

  • • Natural fibers are inherently absorbent and should not be placed in areas that are damp or where spills are likely to occur (kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and porches).
  • • Vacuum regularly. Frequent vacuuming is a carpet’s best friend. This will remove the fine dirt particles that can lodge between the fibers and cause additional wear. For best results, use a suction only vacuum: no beater bar, no rotary power head..
  • • Remove spills immediately with a clean dry cloth
  • • Professionally clean as needed. Never steam clean or wet-shampoo a natural fiber floor covering.
  • • Keep doormats clean. Exercise preventative maintenance by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or launder when these mats become soiled.
  • • The vacuum cleaner dust bag should be changed when half full. Filters in your heating and air conditioning systems should be changed regularly.

Cleaning: One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is removal of spots and spills. Acting quickly when anything is spilled or dropped and always having the necessary cleaning materials at hand are of the utmost importance.

Steps for Spot Removal:

  • • Remove spills immediately.
  • • Liquid spills act as a magnet to any dirt particles that are in the carpet, causing the dirt to rise to the surface. This dirt may cause a dark stain. Immediately blot – do not rub – the spot with a clean, absorbent white cloth or paper towel. Rubbing can work the liquid deeper into the fibers, making the spill more likely to stain the carpet.
  • • To remove spots caused by solid substances, first remove any remaining material. Scrape it up with a spoon, always working from the outside of the spot toward the center.
  • • Stanton recommends spot cleaning with dry cleaning products only, Capture, Host, Wool Dri.
  • • Pretest spot-removal in an inconspicuous area.

For All Over Cleaning :
• Professionally dry-clean as needed. Never steam clean or wet-shampoo a natural fiber floor covering which can cause shrinkage, discoloration, and/or staining. Please be aware that proper maintenance on natural products calls for Dry Clean Only. Capture, Host, Wool Dri, or a Professional Dry Cleaning Service

Cleaning and Maintenance: Viscose & Viscose Blends
Viscose fibers are a natural fiber and are inherently absorbent and should not be placed in areas that are damp or where spills are likely to occur (kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and porches). If spills do occur blot immediately with a clean dry cloth and apply a dry clean agent such as Host or Capture, follow the recommended instructions for dry clean products, multiple applications are sometimes needed

Give your carpet the normal protection from direct sunlight that you would give to any colored fabric. Fading can be caused by emissions from heating fuels or chemicals such as pesticides, household cleaning agents and other household items

Maintaining your quality purchase will repay you by keeping its beauty for many years.

  • • Vacuum regularly. Frequent vacuuming is a wool carpet’s best friend. In most cases, a suction only canister vacuum is best to prevent excess pilling and fuzzing. However, if this type is not available, set vacuum so that the brush is furthest away from the surface of the carpet.
  • • Remove spills immediately.
  • • Professionally clean as needed. Do not apply stain repellent treatments that contain silicone because they tend to accelerate carpet soiling.
  • • Keep doormats clean. Exercise preventative maintenance by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or launder when these mats become soiled.
  • • The vacuum cleaner dust bag should be changed when half full.
  • • Filters in your heating and air conditioning systems should be changed regularly.

One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is removal of spots and spills. Acting quickly when anything is spilled or dropped, and always having the necessary cleaning materials at hand are of the utmost importance.

STEPS FOR SPOT REMOVAL:

  • • Immediately blot (do not rub) spills with white paper towels or with a clean absorbent cloth. Scoop up solids.
  • • Blot up the spill with a blotting motion. Flip cloth to prevent reapplying soil. Do Not Rub!
  • • Do not saturate with water.
  • • Work inwards from the edge of the spot to prevent excess spreading.
  • • Apply Dry Cleaning Agent (Host, Capture or Dri-Mate)
  • • Wait a few minutes for the cleaning agent to work on the spot. Follow recommended directions.
  • • Once the cleaning agent has removed the spot, blot excessive moisture by applying pressure with paper towels or a dry absorbent cloth.

Recommended Professional Cleaning
Dry cleaning systems such as Capture®; Host®; Dri-Mate®; Wool Clean by Wools of New Zealand and Chem-Dry

Cleaning and Maintenance: Woven & Tufted Wools Including (Axminsters & Wiltons)

Maintaining your quality purchase will repay you by keeping its beauty for many years.

 

  • •Vacuum regularly. Frequent vacuuming is a wool carpet’s best friend. In most cases, a suction only canister vacuum is best to prevent excess pilling and fuzzing. However, if this type is not available, set vacuum so that the brush is furthest away from the surface of the carpet.
  • • Remove spills immediately.
  • • Professionally clean as needed. Do not apply stain repellent treatments that contain silicone because they tend to accelerate carpet soiling.
  • • Keep doormats clean. Exercise preventative maintenance by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or launder when these mats become soiled.
  • • The vacuum cleaner dust bag should be changed when half full.
  • • Filters in your heating and air conditioning systems should be changed regularly.

One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is removal of spots and spills. Acting quickly when anything is spilled or dropped, and always having the necessary cleaning materials at hand are of the utmost importance.

STEPS FOR SPOT REMOVAL:

 

  • •Immediately blot (do not rub) spills with white paper towels or with a clean absorbent cloth. Scoop up solids.
  • • All cleaning agents and solvents should be Ph neutral; pre-test should be done in an inconspicuous area,
  • • Apply the cleaning agent listed on the spot removal chart (next page) to an absorbent towel and begin to blot up the spill with a blotting motion. Flip cloth to prevent reapplying soil.
  • • Do not over saturate with water.
  • • Work inwards from the edge of the spot to prevent excess spreading.
  • • Wait a few minutes for the cleaning agent to work on the spot. Follow recommended directions.
  • • Once the cleaning agent has removed the spot, blot excessive moisture by applying pressure with paper towels or a dry absorbent cloth.
  • • Rinse with clear water on a clean cloth.
  • • Remove excess moisture by applying pressure with paper towels.

Recommended Professional Cleaning

  • • Dry cleaning systems such as Capture®; Host®; Dri-Mate®; Wool Clean by Wools of New Zealand and Chem-Dry
  • • Truck-Mounted steam extraction is acceptable for tackless wall to wall installations. We do not recommend steam cleaning for loose lay rugs
  • • We do not recommend any portable units; nor any Bonnet systems or Rug Doctor systems