Ace Carpet Care With the Back to School Stain Removal Guide

STAINMASTER® carpet Provides Expert Carpet Care Lessons

ATLANTA ( August 10 , 2006) The Back to School Stain Removal Guide for STAINMASTER® carpet is designed to handle a science fair project gone awry and other back to school blunders. This STAINMASTER® carpet stain removal guide teaches easy, foolproof carpet-cleaning methods for a perfect grade with beautiful carpet.

For ink, crayon, felt-tip marker and rubber cement: Prepare a dry cleaning fluid solution using non-flammable dry cleaning fluid or a liquid spot remover from the grocery store or hardware store. (Note: Do not apply dry cleaning fluid directly to carpet. Apply first to a cloth and use the cloth to apply the fluid to the stain.) A detergent solution will also work well. Mix ¼ teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap with one cup of warm water.

For chalk: Mix ¼ cup of liquid dish detergent in one cup of warm water. Using a whisk or beater, whip the solution until you have created a sudsy foam. Use only the foam on the carpet. (Note: It may be necessary to increase the amount of detergent to generate enough suds to create the foam.)

For white glue: Prepare a detergent solution by mixing ¼ teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap with one cup of warm water. To create an ammonia solution, mix two tablespoons clear, white non-suds ammonia and four cups warm water.

Stain Removal Instructions : Before tackling most stains, promptly scoop up and blot, don't rub, as much of the spill as possible, then vacuum up any dry particles. Prepare the recommended cleaning solution for each stain, allowing the solution to remain on the spill for at least five minutes. Pre-test the solution on an inconspicuous spot of carpet, then apply the cleaning solution to the stain area, working from the outside of the stain toward the center. Rinse with cold water, blot away the excess cleaning solution, then vacuum when dry. For detailed instructions, see the Back to School Stain Removal Guide for STAINMASTER® carpet under Carpet Care at If the suggested cleaning solutions are not successful, you may need to contact a carpet care professional.

STAINMASTER® carpet is available in a variety of colors and constructions and features the unique STAINMASTER® carpet stain and soil protection technology. STAINMASTER® carpet employs a repel and release technology that reduces the ability of soil to penetrate the carpet fiber and allows most food and beverage stains to be easily removed during cleaning. STAINMASTER® carpet is available in several innovative fiber technologies including ExtraBody fiber to provide more luxury and thickness than carpets of similar construction and Tactesse® nylon fiber that makes carpets incredibly soft while maintaining durability.