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Stain Buster — Rubber Cement

Fabric

1. Scrape off excess rubber cement.

2. If some glue residue remains, rub petroleum jelly into the stain and then gently roll off the pieces of rubber cement.

3. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover.

4. Launder.


Upholstery

1. Scrape off excess rubber cement.

2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent.

3. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.

4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.


Carpet

1. Scrape off excess rubber cement.

2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent.

3. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.

4. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water.

5. Sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution.

6. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

7. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.


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

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