How to Remove Steak, Barbeque, and Spaghetti Sauce Stains

Non-washable Fibers

Follow these steps to remove food stains from Acetate, Burlap, Carpet (synthetic or wool), Fiberglass, Rayon, Rope, Silk, Triacetate, Wool:

  • Gently scrape (the method of using a dull tool to gently lift off excess solid or caked-on stains) to remove excess.
  • Sponge (the method of using a dampened pad to apply light strokes, moving outward from the center of the stain) the area with a dry-cleaning solvent such as Afta Cleaning Fluid.
  • Apply a dry spotter.
  • Cover the stain with an absorbent pad dampened with dry spotter.
  • Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed.
  • Change the pad as it picks up the stain.
  • Keep the stain and pad moist with dry spotter.
  • When no more stain is being removed, flush (the method of applying stain remover to loosen staining material and residue from stain removers) the area with the dry-cleaning solvent and allow to dry.
  • On carpets, sponge with water to remove the enzyme mixture, then place a clean dry pad over the area and weight it down.
  • When no more liquid is being absorbed, allow it to air dry completely.