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TIPS FOR REMOVING SHOE POLISH STAINS:
Because shoe polishes vary in their ingredients it may be necessary
to try more than one method in attempting to remove stains caused
Try first the method described under Cosmetics.
If the stain is not removed, try next sponging it with alcohol*.
(Test for colorfastness. Dilute the alcohol with two parts of
For stains not removed by alcohol, try sponging with cleaning
fluid or turpentine*. If turpentine is used, sponge afterward
with a warm detergent solution or alcohol to remove the turpentine.
- If traces of stain still remain after these treatments, use
a chlorine bleach, or hydrogen peroxide.
- Return to Spot
*NOTE: Some products like hydrogen
peroxide, ammonia, bleach, acetone, turpentine or alcohol can
actually bleach or change the color in some fabrics. Read the
WARNING notice below and proceed with caution.
| WARNING: Before making any attempts to remove spots, always
test fabric for colorfastness first by applying a small amount
of the cleaning solution or chemical on a hidden or unnoticeable
area. The tips listed here are not guaranteed to work with every
carpet or upholstered item. When using any chemical or liquid
on fabric you should PROCEED WITH CAUTION. If you are unsure
as to how your carpet or upholstery might be affected you should
call a professional cleaning technician in your area.