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Adhesive Tape

Rubber or latex based containing metallic oxides and resins. Usually white but darkens with age. Sticky. Remove before drycleaning. Apply volatile dry spotting solvent and POG, tamp, reapply and dryclean.
Albumin (egg) Usually combined with other substances in spots. Color-less to yellow. Absorbed and built-up, dull appearance. Sometimes appears powdery when scratched. Coagulates with heat. Remove before drycleaning. Apply PROTEEN, tamp to break up stain, reapply, rinse with cool steam or water and dry thoroughly or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Animal Stains Contain acids and other impurities; may contain albumin. Usually absorbed, but may be built up. Often causes color change or loss of dye. Yellow to brown discoloration develops with age. Apply SPOL, rinse, apply PROTEEN, rinse, apply TRIK, rinse and dry completely or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Asphalt (pitch) Tar and sulphur compounds; pigments--usually carbon black. Absorbed and built-up, irregular edge. Distinct color. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, work in, dryclean.
Automobile Polish Wax, linseed oil, turpentine, pigments, such as silica or clay. Colorless. Usually absorbed but may show a slight build-up. Apply POG or SPOL, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Avocado Chief ingredients, tannin and oil. Greenish-yellow. Often combined with salad dressing. Absorbed and built-up. Apply SPOL, flush, apply TRIK, rinse and dry or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Banana (fruit) Contains tannin and oils. Turns dark grayish-brown upon exposure to air. Built-up. Apply TRIK, tamp to break up the stain, rinse with cool steam or water and thoroughly dry. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Beer Contains hops, malt, alcohol, tannin. Colorless to light yellow. Absorbed. Slight stiffness. Apply TRIK, rinse and thoroughly dry, or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Berry Stain Composed of acid, sugar and coloring matter. Absorbed and built-up. Usually red if stain is acid and blue if stain is alkaline, If stain is red apply TRIK, if blue apply PROTEEN, rinse and dry completely or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean. Use a reducing bleach if necessary on whites, pastels.
Blood Contains albumin, fat, fibrin, iron and other impurities, Dark reddish-brown. Irregular edge. Absorbed and built-up. Blood coagulates with heat; remove before dry cleaning, Apply PROTEEN, tamp until stain is moving, reapply and rinse with cool steam or water and dry completely, or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Brandy Alcoholic beverage distilled from grape wine, or from fermented juice of fruit. May contain burnt sugar and flavorings. Yellow-to-brown. Alcohol content may cause loss of dye or a color ring at edge of spot. Apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and thoroughly dry, or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Candy Contains sugar, starches, gelatins, coloring matter and flavorings. Various colors. May be sticky. Some will turn white when scratched. Apply steam, a neutral lubricant and TRIK, rinse, apply PROTEEN, rinse and dry completely or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Candle Wax Contains wax of various types and usually a basic dye. Built-up. Various colors, Stiff. Apply steam, a volatile dry solvent and POG or SPOL, tamp to break up, rinse with a volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Catsup/ Salsa Made of tomatoes, salt, spices, sugar, etc. Contains tannin, Absorbed and built-up. Reddish-brown color, Apply TRIK, rinse and dry thoroughly or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Caviar Crushed fish eggs. Contains albumin, oils, etc. Usually built-up. Black color. Apply SPOL and rinse with a volatile dry solvent, apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry completely or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Chewing Gum Chicle, flavoring, sugar, etc. Grayish-brown and black. Rubbery. Sticky. Built-up. Apply SPOL and volatile dry solvent, allow to soften, reapply and dryclean.
Chlorine Sodium hypochlorine bleaching agent and antiseptic. Damages protein fibers. May cause change of colors on some dyes, and loss of color on other dyes. Antichlor will sometimes restore color. Apply a neutral lubricant and antichlor, rinse with steam or water, feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Chocolate Contains oil, grease, cocoa butter, coloring matter, etc. Brown color. Distinct odor. Absorbed and built-up.
Irregular edge.
Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent, apply PROTEEN, rinse, apply TRIK, rinse and dry completely or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Cider, Apple Contains tannin, sugar, and malic acid. Light brown, stiff. Turns white when scratched. Apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry completely or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Clam Juice Contains chiefly albumin, salt, mineral compounds, etc. Absorbed. Colorless to white. Irregular edge. Characteristic odor. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and thoroughly dry, or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Cocoa Contains chiefly milk, sugar, albumin, and coloring matter. Light brown. Absorbed and built-up. Characteristic odor. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean. Bleach if necessary on whites.
Cola Beverages Contain tannin, sugar, coloring, flavoring, etc. Absorbed. Colorless to brown stain. Sets with heat and alkali. Should be removed before drycleaning. Apply TRIK, rinse with cool steam or water and dry completely or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Coffee Contains tannin, sugar, milk or cream. Absorbed. Brown color. Sets with heat, alkali or age. Apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water, apply PROTEEN if stain contains milk, rinse again with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Color Change in Dyes Various causes — fume fading caused by gases in the atmosphere. Also caused by the action of acids or alkali on certain dyes. If color change is from an acid, apply PROTEEN; if caused by an alkali, apply TRIK. Rinse with water or steam and dry completely. Or feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean or wetclean as appropriate for the garment.
Cooking Oils May be vegetable or animal oils; cotton seed, olive, corn oils, or lard, bacon grease, etc. Absorbed. Stain follows more loosely spun yarns in weave for longest distance - forms shape of cross. These oils oxidize rapidly. Remove before drycleaning. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, dryclean. If stain remains, apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and thoroughly dry. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean. Apply POG and amyl acetate on oxidized oil stains, work thoroughly with brush or bone, and rinse with volatile dry solvent.
Cough Syrup Contains honey, sugar, syrup, pine-tar, menthol, coloring matter, etc. Usually absorbed. Sticky when wet. Stiff when dry. Irregular edge. Apply TRIK, rinse thoroughly with steam or water, reapply TRIK, rinse again and dry. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Crayon Contains wax, grease, pigment, coloring matter, etc. Built- up. Shiny. Various colors. Apply POG and volatile dry solvent, dryclean.
Deodorants
and Anti- Perspirants
Many contain aluminum chloride, zinc chloride, hydrochloric acid, alcohol, perfume, etc. May damage some fabrics. May affect some dyes. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water then thoroughly dry. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Duplicator
Correction
Usually liquid cellulose base with pink or red coloring matter. Stiff. Absorbed. Some fabrics may be affected. Remove before drycleaning. Apply volatile dry solvent, POG and SPOL, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Egg see Albumin
Eye Drops or Lotion Contains borax, preservatives. Absorbed. Colorless but often causes a yellow stain, Apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Food Stains (general) Composed of sugar, starch, albumin, grease, etc. Often contain tannin and insoluble substances. Built-up and absorbed. Various colors. Apply SPOL, rinse, apply TRIK, rinse thoroughly, apply PROTEEN, rinse and dry thoroughly, or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Fruit Juice Stains Composed primarily of fruit pulp and acids, sugars, food coloring and tannin compounds. Various colors. Absorbed or built up. Apply TRIK, rinse with water or steam and dry completely. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean. Bleach if necessary on whites and pastels.
Furniture Polish Contains waxes, oils, coloring matter, and wood dye. Absorbed. Oils oxidize readily. Should be removed before drycleaning. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Gin & cocktails made from Gin Contains alcohol, juniper berry flavoring, insoluble substances, and tannin compounds. Light in center with heavy built-up edge. Colorless when fresh, but develops to yellow to brown stain upon oxidation. May affect some dyes. Apply SPOL and TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Ginger Ale Contains sugars, ginger flavorings and water. Absorbed, yellow-to-dark brown stain develops with heat/age. Apply TRIK rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Glue
(rubber cement)
Primarily latex dissolved in carbon disulfide, benzol, etc. White or colorless. Built-up and shiny. Apply POG and/or amyl acetate, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean. Do not use amyl acetate on acetate or acetate-blended fabric.
Glue
(vegetable, animal, fish)
Contains starches, gelatins, albumins, etc. Stiff, shiny and built-up. Sometimes absorbed. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Grass & Flower Stains Usually on the surface of fabric, but may be ground into fibers with mud or other soil. Green to brown color. Should be removed before drycleaning. Apply SPOL, rinse with volatile dry solvent, apply TRIK, flush with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Gravy Contains grease, milk, flour, starch, spices, etc. Absorbed and built-up. Turns white when scratched, Apply SPOL or POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent, apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Grease Gray-to-brown color. Absorbed or built-up depending on type of grease. Sometimes combined with other soil. Apply SPOL and/or POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Inks
(all types)
Many inks contain direct dyes in strong alkali solution. Some may cause yellowing of protein fibers due to alkali in the ink. These inks should be thoroughly pre-spotted prior to cleaning if removal is to be expected. Absorbed. Apply SPOL and work thoroughly into stain. Flush with volatile dry solvent. If stain remains, apply SPOT-BUSTER, flush with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Jam, Jelly Contains chiefly pulp of fruit, sugar, gelatin, pectin, and tannin compounds. Built-up and absorbed. Apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Jeweler's Rouge (metal polish) Ferric oxide. Reddish-brown, sometimes in paste form. Built-up or absorbed. Apply POG and dryclean. If stain remains, apply rust remover, neutralize, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Lead Pencil and Liquid Lead Pencil Contains carbon, graphite, lead and binding agents. Liquid lead pencil contains, in addition, liquid carrier. Usually gray to black. Absorbed and built-up. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean. If stain remains, apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Leather Stains Chief ingredients are dye, oils and tannin compounds. Should be removed before drycleaning. Various colors, Absorbed. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean. Bleach if necessary on whites.
Lipstick Contains chiefly pigment or dye in wax and oil base. Stains usually appear in form of smudges. Each step in procedure must be done thoroughly before proceeding to the next step. Apply POG then rinse with volatile dry solvent. If stain remains, apply SPOL, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Liquor (whiskey and cocktails made from whiskey) Colorless to light brown. Absorbed. Contains tannin, thus develops to brown stain with heat and age. Alcohol content may affect some dyes and fabrics. Apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry. Or lightly feather-dry then add SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Malted Milk Contains chiefly cream, ice cream, albumin, flavoring, egg and sometimes chocolate, etc. Built-up and absorbed. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry completely. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Mascara Composed chiefly of wax, oil, grease and pigment coloring matter. Various colors, but black and brown most common. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent and then reclean. If stain remains, apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry completely or lightly feather-dry then add SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Meat Juices Contains chiefly blood, oil, grease, albumin and sometimes flour or starch. Built-up and absorbed. Will usually turn white when scratched, Apply SPOL then rinse with volatile dry solvent. Apply PROTEEN and then rinse with steam or water and dry completely. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Medicine
Stains
(general)
Many contain sugar, syrup, gums, iron or other metallic compounds, and various types of drugs. Many contain tannin. Built-up and absorbed. Some medicine stains cannot be removed with safety to fabric and dye. Apply SPOL and TRIK, rinse with steam or water, apply rust remover, neutralize, rinse thoroughly with steam or water and dry. Bleach if necessary on whites and pastels.
Metallic Corrosion Graying of garments from metallic corrosion or other sources during drycleaning. Also tarnish from metallic ornaments. If corrosion is distributed over entire garment, immersion process is preferable to remove it. Apply a neutral lubricant and rust remover, neutralize, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Reclean if required.
Mildew Fungus growth of various colors, but usually gray, brown or red. Musty odor. Fibers may be damaged if mildew has remained on fabric for a long time. Apply SPOL and PROTEEN, rinse and dry or feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and reclean. Use chlorine bleach if fabric and color allow.
Milk and Cream Contains fats, albumin, water, etc. Absorbed and built-up. White. Sometimes lighter in center of spot with heavy built-up edge. Apply PROTEEN then rinse with steam or water and thoroughly dry. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Mouthwash Many types. Some contain alcohol, dyes, chlorine, tannin compounds, oils, sugars, spices. May affect some dyes. Absorbed, Apply TRIK then rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean. Bleach if necessary on whites.
Mucus Discharge from nose or mouth. Usually appears as a white smear. Most often found on children's clothing, Apply SPOL and/or PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Mud Absorbed and built-up. Yellow, brown, red or gray. Often combined with oil or grease. Contains insoluble substances, Red mud may contain traces of iron. Brush off as much as possible. Apply SPOL and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dry. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Nail Polish Remover Usually contains acetone, ethyl acetate and a small amount of oil. Will damage some synthetic fabrics, Usually causes only a slight solvent ring, which is removed in drycleaning. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Oil Stains (general; those which remain after drycleaning) Mostly vegetable and cooking oils which have oxidized. Often appear in form of a cross. Gray-to-brown. Absorbed. Apply POG, work thoroughly into stain then rinse with volatile dry solvent. Repeat if necessary and reclean.
Ointments Contain principally grease, oil or wax base, with various medicines, antiseptics, dyes, etc. Absorbed and built-up. Apply SPOL, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Oyster Juice Albuminous substances, salt, and other compounds. Absorbed. Characteristic odor. Colorless to white. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Paint (all types) Contains pigments, oils, resins. Various colors. May be dull or shiny. Built-up and absorbed. Should be removed before dry- cleaning. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG. Rinse with volatile dry solvent. Apply SPOL to any residue, flush with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Perfume Essential oils, alcohol, musk and other ingredients. Distinct odor. Alcohol content may cause damage to fabric or dye. Oils oxidize. Tannin content develops with age, heat or alkali. Stain is usually lighter in center with build-up edge. Advisable to remove if possible before drycleaning. Apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Perspiration Contains grease, oil, body acids. May be combined with deodorants, depilatories, etc. Often causes loss of dye. Tends to develop yellow color with age. Apply SPOL and PROTEEN, rinse with steam, lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Pin Marks Corrosion from metal. Often combined with small amount of grease. Apply a neutral lubricant and rust remover, neutralize, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Pitch (coal, tar, asphalt) Black viscous substance.
Sticky. Built-up and absorbed.
Distinct odor. Contains sulfur
compounds.
Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Pitch (tree or vegetable) Gelatinous substance. Usually yellow color. Built-up. Sticky when wet. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent. If stain remains, apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Plastic Stains (adhesives , nail polish) Resembles paint stains. Hard, glossy. Built-up. Apply POG and/or SPOL, work thoroughly and flush with volatile dry solvent.
Polish (shoe) Various colors, but usually black or brown. Contains waxes, oils, tannin compounds, and other types of dye or coloring matter. Should be removed before drycleaning if possible. Apply POG and work thoroughly into stain. Rinse with volatile dry solvent. If stain remains, apply TRIK, rinse, apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Rouge Pigments, colored powders, wax, and other carriers, Various shades of red. Usually appears as smears on surface of fabric, but may be absorbed. Apply volatile dry solvent and POG, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean. If stain remains, apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water, apply PROTEEN, rinse again with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Rust Oxide of iron. Reddish-brown color. Absorbed and built-up. Sometimes powdery. Apply a neutral lubricant and rust remover, neutralize, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Saliva Weak alkaline fluid secreted by glands in the mouth. Usually appears as drops or smears on front of garments. Colorless to white. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Scorch Yellowish-brown color. Fabric may be charred and, thus, weakened so that removal is not advisable, Apply a neutral lubricant and a 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Shellac Resinous substance. Distinct odor. Shiny. Colorless to amber. Built-up. Absorbed. Apply volatile dry solvent, POG and SPOL. Allow time to soften and then work into stain. Rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Sherbet (ices) Contains chiefly fruit juice, egg, sugar, flavoring, milk cream, etc. Some contain vegetable coloring. Absorbed and built-up. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water, apply TRIK, rinse again, feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Sizing Rings Heavy built-up edge caused by disturbance of sizing in fabric in spot areas. Apply SPOT- BUSTER, work into stain, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Smoke/Soot/ Carbon Stains Contains chiefly carbon, soot, creosote, oils, etc. Distinct odor. Usually gray to black. Contains sulphur compounds. Should be removed before dryc leaning. Apply SPOL, POG or ODEX, rinse with volatile dry solvent (for SPOL & POG) or steam (for ODEX), feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Soft Drinks (general) Various colors. Absorbed. Distinct odor. Irregular edge. Contain sugar, flavoring, and fruit acids. Slight stiffness. Develops to brown stain with age, heat or alkali. Apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Starch Absorbed and built-up. Often occurs in combination with grease, oil, etc. in food stains. Turns white when scratched. Apply steam, SPOL, and then rinse. Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Sugar (caramelized) This is burnt or oxidized sugar, used for coloring and flavoring. When caramelizing of sugar takes place prior to contacting garment the stain is easily removed. But when heat of tumbling or pressing causes sugar to caramelize in the fabric, the discoloration of burnt sugar tends to combine with fibers making removal much more difficult. Apply a neutral lubricant and FLIK. Rinse and apply PROTEEN. Rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Syrup High sugar content. Tends to crystalize within yarns, Stiff. Colorless. Sticky when wet. Absorbed. Apply a neutral lubricant, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Tar (road oil) Distinct odor. Black. Shiny. Built-up. Contains sulphur compounds. Should be removed bef ore drycleaning. Apply a volatile dry solvent and POG, then tamp to break up the stain. Repeat if necessary, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Tarnish (metal cloth) Usually greenish-blue corrosion, built-up on metallic yarns, and absorbed by fabric, Stain may be permanent. Apply a neutral lubricant and rust remover, neutralize, rinse thoroughly with steam or water and dry completely. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Tea Tannin substances often combined with sugar, milk or cream. Tannin develops to brown color with age, heat and alkali, Apply TRIK to completely remove the tea component of the stain first. Rinse with steam or water and then apply PROTEEN to remove any milk or cream. Thoroughly rinse again and dry the garment. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and reclean.
Tooth Paste Contains a mild surfactant, flavoring, and bleaching compounds. Some may contain mild abrasives, fluoride or other anti-decay agents. Some may contain dyes. Usually absorbed and built-up. Remove any build-up first by blotting or gently scrapping. Apply TRIK, rinse wiht steam or water, apply PROTEEN, rinse again and dry completely. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Unknown Stain Observe stain and determine whether it is of oil or grease nature, or of water soluble nature, such as food stains, Apply SPOL, rinse, apply TRIK, rinse, apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and thoroughly dry. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Urine Urea, uric acid, ammonia, organic acids, salt and other compounds. Yellows with age. Absorbed. Distinct odor. Apply ODEX and TRIK, rinse with steam or water, apply PROTEEN, rinse again the dry completely. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Varnish Colorless or various colors when combined with staining substances, such as wood dye. Contains resins, vegetable gum, drying oils, etc. Apply a volatile dry solvent, POG and SPOL. Allow stain to soften. Tamp the stain until it begins to break up and then reapply all 3 spotters, rinse with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Vegetable Stain From juice and pulp of vegetables, often in combination with other foods. Contains tannin and sometimes oils, fats, etc. Absorbed and built-up. Apply SPOL and TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry completely or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Vomit Contains various substances, such as food, mucus, albumin, and acids. Absorbed and built- up. Sour odor. Apply ODEX and PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Watercolors Soluble dye in water solution. Various colors. Absorbed, Apply PROTEEN, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
Watermelon Stain High tannin content, sugars, etc. Built-up and absorbed. Colorless. Slightly stiff. Remove build-up, apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.
White-Out
(correction fluid)
White stiff stain. Apply a volatile dry solvent and POG, flush with volatile dry solvent and dryclean.
Wine (white to red) Yellow to red color. Contains tannin, alcohol, sugars. Apply TRIK, rinse with steam or water and dry thoroughly. Or lightly feather-dry then apply SSS as a leveling agent and dryclean.

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