General Stain Removal

The following is a general guide to cleaning everyday stains.  Materialised can take no responsibility for damage caused by use of these suggestions.

Always follow manufacturers’ cleaning instructions.

Often stains can be removed or results improved if blotted up immediately, while still wet or fresh. Use white towels or absorbent cloth. Keep blotting and changing the absorbent material until no more of the spillage or coloured matter is being removed. Pre-test all solutions on an inconspicuous area. Hold a white towel against the tested area for a few seconds and examine to make sure no colour has transferred.  When using liquid cleaners work from the outer ring of the stain, toward the centre.  Always rinse with clear water and blot dry to finish, as detergent residue tends to attract soiling.  If in any doubt, contact a cleaning specialist.

Blood 
Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry. Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover. 

Chocolate 
Scrape off bulk. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning spirit (Murlex) and blot dry immediately. Repeat until no stain is on paper towel. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry. Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry.    Or, use Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. 

Coffee 
Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of Soda Water or Tonic Water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. If fabric stain is persistent, apply 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand four hours and blot. Reapply 3% hydrogen peroxide, allow to stand 24 hours. Blot and allow to air dry for 48 hours. If stain is still evident, repeat with hydrogen peroxide. When stain is no longer visible, rinse with clear water and blot dry. Or, use Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover. 

Egg 

Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry. Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover.

Excrement 
Remove excess bulk. Blot stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use both Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover and Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. , then apply Crypton Care Disinfectant and Deodoriser.

Fruit-Flavoured Drinks 
Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry. Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover. 

Gravy 
Blot to remove excess liquid or stain. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning spirit (Murlex) and blot dry immediately. Repeat until no stain is on paper towel. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry. Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover. 

Grease 
Blot to remove excess liquid or bulk. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning spirit (Murlex) and blot dry immediately. Repeat until no stain is evident on towel. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, Use Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. 

Ink (ballpoint) 
Blot off excess ink. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning spirit (Murlex) and blot dry immediately. Repeat until no stain is evident on towel. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.   Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, Use Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover.  

Ink (water soluble) 
Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, Use Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. 

Jam 
Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel.  Wet fabric with minimum amount of water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry. Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover. 

Lipstick 

Scrape off bulk. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning spirit (Murlex) and blot dry immediately. Repeat until no stain is evident on towel. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colorless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.   Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, Use Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. 

Margarine/ Butter 
Scrape off bulk. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning spirit (Murlex) and blot dry immediately. Repeat until no stain is on paper towel. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colorless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.   Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use both Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover and Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. 

Mayonnaise

Scrape off bulk. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning spirit (Murlex) and blot dry immediately. Repeat until no stain is on paper towel. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel.  Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use both Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover. and Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. 

Medicine 
Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry. Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or Use Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover.

Milk 
Blot to remove excess liquid or stain. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning spirit (Murlex) and blot dry immediately. Repeat until no stain is on paper towel. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry. Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover.

Nail Polish 
Apply nail polish remover to effected area with soft (white) towel or brush. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Or, use Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover.  

Red Wine 

Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of Soda Water or Tonic Water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. If fabric stain is still evident, apply 3% hydrogen peroxide 97% water solution. Let stand four hours and blot. Reapply hydrogen peroxide solution, allow to stand 24 hours. Blot and allow to air dry for 48 hours. If stain is still evident, repeat with hydrogen peroxide. When stain is no longer visible, rinse with clear water and blot dry Or, use Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. 

Tea 
Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of Soda Water or Tonic Water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. Rinse with clear water and blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry. Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. If fabric stain is persistent, apply solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide 97% Water. Let stand four hours and blot. Reapply 3% hydrogen peroxide, 97% water solution, allow to stand 24 hours. Blot and allow to air dry for 48 hours. If stain is still evident, repeat with hydrogen peroxide. When stain is no longer visible, rinse with clear water and blot dry. Or, use both Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover and Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. 

Tomato Sauce 

Blot to remove excess liquid or stain with (white) cloth or paper towel. Wet fabric with minimum amount of water, soak 1 minute, and blot with clean paper towel. Repeat water/blot procedure until no stain is evident on towel, and then blot dry. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover. 

Urine 
It is important to address this stain immediately, before the urine dries. The urine may react with the fabric dyes and cause permanent discolouration. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Or, use Crypton Care Gold – Food, Beverage & Protein Stain Remover. 

Vomit 
Scrape off bulk. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning spirit (Murlex) and blot dry immediately. Repeat until no stain evident on towel. If stain persists, apply small amount of mild (colourless) detergent/water solution, work into stained area with soft brush or sponge and pad dry. Repeat detergent/water application until no stain is evident on towel. Always rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent and blot dry.  Detergent residue tends to attract soiling. Rinse with 50% white vinegar 50% water solution. Blot dry. Or, use Crypton Care Purple – Ink, Grease & Oil Stain remover. 

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