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Stain Buster — Food Coloring, Red

red food colouring

Fabric

If the stain is fresh, sponge with cool water. If the stain remains, mix a solution of 1/4 cup of bleach if safe for the fabric or 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxode per gallon of cool water and soak for at least 30 minutes. Rinse, and then wash.

 

Upholstery

Mix one teaspoon of washing up liquid and one tablespoon of ammonia (warning: never mix bleach and ammonia – the resulting fumes are hazardous) with two cups of cool water. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/ammonia solution and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Keep sponging and blotting until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.

If the stain remains, 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 and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge the stain with surgical spirit and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

 

Carpet

Mix one teaspoon of washing up liquid and one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/ammonia solution and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Keep sponging and blotting until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth. If the stain remains, 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 and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge the stain with surgical spirit and blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

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