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 in every case and may have a negative affect. 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.

Alcoholic Beverages

REMOVE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE STAINS (Including some Wines) by following these TIPS : Always wipe up spilled drinks promptly and sponge fabrics with cool water to avoid a serious stain. In cleaning such spills and splashes - sponge the stain with alcohol*. For acetates* dilute the alcohol with two parts of water. If a trace remains, use a chlorine bleach, or hydrogen peroxide. Alcohol in these beverages sometimes makes dyes in your carpet run and fade; there is no easy remedy for this damage. When a carpet becomes permanently stained or discolored it may be necessary to have it professionally dyed or replaced.

MORE TIPS FOR REMOVING WINE: Blot with a sponge dampened with a mild detergent, such as Woolite. If there's a ring, feather the edge with a cloth dampened with a combination solvent, such as Shout. Use an eyedropper to apply a solution of one part ammonia or white vinegar and two parts water to bleach any remaining stain. Flush the area with cold water.