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Stain Buster — Pine Resin

Fabric

1. Sponge the stained area with a dry-cleaning solvent; let it air-dry.

2. Soak the stain in a solution of one cup of liquid laundry detergent and a few drops of ammonia (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia - the resulting fumes are hazardous) for at least 30 minutes.

3. Launder.


Upholstery

1. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with rubbing alcohol.

2. Tamp the stain.

3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

4. If the stain remains, sponge with turpentine.

5. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cool water.

6. Sponge the stain with the detergent solution.

7. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

8. Repeat, with alternating applications of turpentine and detergent solution until the stain disappears.

9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.


Carpet

1. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with rubbing alcohol.

2. Tamp the stain.

3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

4. If the stain remains, sponge with turpentine.

5. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.

6. Sponge the stain with the detergent solution.

7. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

8. Repeat, with alternating applications of turpentine and detergent solution until the stain disappears.

9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.


For more on stain removal, see Good Housekeeping's Stain Rescue

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