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How to Remove Dirt and Mud Stains


Washable Fibers

Follow these steps to remove dirt and mud stains from Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Spandex:

  • Let mud dry, then brush off excess. Laundering should remove any remaining stain.
  • If more treatment is needed, sponge the stain with rubbing alcohol. (Do not use alcohol on acrylic or modacrylic.)
  • Flush with water. If stain persists, sponge it with a dry-cleaning solvent such as K2r Spot Lifter or Afta Cleaning Fluid.
  • Allow to dry, then launder.

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