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spilled coffee again

guynamedsean

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ok. today i spilled just a few small drops of coffee on my very light grey suit pants.

spot cleaning advise....... please
 

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According to Cornell:

Follow these procedures for non-washable fabrics, testing all removers first on an inconspicuous area of
the article. For washable fabrics, the same methods may be used for localized stain removal before
laundering.
1. SPONGE with water.
2. With ABSORBENT PAD apply mild detergent solution and a few drops of vinegar. Cover with pad
moist with this solution. For stronger fabrics, TAMP occasionally with brush or spoon. FLUSH with
water.
3. With ABSORBENT PAD apply alcohol to stain. Cover with pad soaked with alcohol. Change pad
as it picks up stain.
4. With ABSORBENT PAD moisten with solution of enzyme product. Cover with pad soaked in
enzyme solution. Let stand 30 minutes. Keep stain warm and moistened with solution. FLUSH with
water.
5. BLEACH to remove final traces of stain. Apply bleach solution with MEDICINE DROPPER. Do
not use chlorine solution on wool, silk or spandex. Do not allow bleach to remain more than two
minutes. FLUSH with water after each bleach application. Apply vinegar solution to remove excess
chlorine, then FLUSH with water.

If the coffee had cream in it, it says to do this first:
Follow these procedures for non-washable fabrics, testing all removers first on an inconspicuous area of
the article. For washable fabrics, the same methods may be used for localized stain removal before
laundering.
1. SPPONGE with drycleaning solvent. Keep absorbent pad underneath.
2. LUBRICATE with pad dampened with dry spotter. Keep stain moist, changing pad as it picks up
stain, or LUBRICATE with a small amount of mineral oil or lard. For stronger fabrics, TAMP
frequently with brush or spoon.
3. FLUSH with drycleaning solvent. Allow to dry.
4. With MEDICINE DROPPER, apply mild detergent solution to which has been added a few drops of
amonia. For stronger fabrics, TAMP with brush or spoon. FLUSH with water.
5. BLEACH to remove final traces of stain. Apply bleach solution with MEDICINE DROPPER. Do
not use chlorine bleach on wool, silk or spandex. Do not allow bleach to remain more than two
minutes. FLUSH with water after each bleach application. Apply vinegar solution to remove excess
chlorine, then FLUSH with water. For chocolate stains, use hydrogen peroxide (3%) and add a drop
or two of ammonia. FLUSH with water.
 

guynamedsean

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Ed,

Thank you for the help!! The 5 step procudure looks a little intimidating. Have you actually tried it?
 

Edward Appleby

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No I haven't. It's from a rather involved document that someone posted here, produced by Cornell, that details the methods for getting out just about any stain you can imagine. Apparently the techniques are extremely effective though.
 

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Although skeptical I have found these very very useful and effective.

Perry
 

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