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.

Asphalt & Tar

TIPS FOR REMOVING ASPHALT & TAR: Stains caused by tar and similar substances as road oil, axle grease, asphalt, and pitch are similar and certian solvents are effective for them all. However, they are not easily removed, especially from cotton or other natural fabrics.

Scrape off as much of the substance as possible, then follow the directions for "Greassy Stains." If traces remain, sponge with turpentine.

When wiping use a light, upward, brushing motion so that the stain will be rubbed out of the rug rather than into it. Change your cloth when it becomes soiled and continue until the stain is gone.