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Stain Buster — Cough Syrup

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Fabric

Rinse in warm water to dilute the stain. Mix one tablespoon of liquid laundry detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of cool water. Sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution and then rinse with water. Sponge with surgical spirit and pretreat with a prewash stain remover. Wash as usual, adding bleach if safe for the fabric.

 

Upholstery

Mix one tablespoon of washing up liquid and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of cool water. Sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution. Sponge with water and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with surgical spirit and blot until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the surgical spirit.

If the stain remains, mix one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide with one tablespoon of water. Test in an inconspicuous spot to be sure the mixture is safe to use. Using an eye dropper, apply the bleach solution to the stain. Sponge immediately with water; blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge again with the detergent/vinegar solution. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

Carpet

Mix one tablespoon of washing up liquid and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution. Sponge with water and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with surgical spirit and blot until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the surgical spirit.

If the stain remains, mix one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxode with one tablespoon of water. Using an eye dropper, apply the bleach solution to the stain. Sponge immediately with water and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge again with the detergent/vinegar solution. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

 

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