Spot Removal

3 Simple Recipes for Spot Removal

Spot Removal

Experience these results with Lewis Cleaners the next time you see spots and stains!

You can use the following formulas provided that you always test the fabric beforehand. As always, consult us when you need spots and stains removed professionally.


You must pre-test all cleaning materials in an inconspicuous area BEFORE attempting to use them. Although the solutions provided below will help in an emergency, spot removal is best left up to a professional firm like ours. Lipstick, blush, nail polish, rust, dyes, inks, candle wax, and other similar types of spots require professional removal. Do not attempt to remove these on your own.

Oily foodstuffs like coffee, mustard, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine. Also vomit, urine, excrement.

Mix one tablespoon of mild carpet detergent, 1/3 cup of white vinegar, and 2/3 cup of water. Remove excess materials by absorbing liquids and scraping off semi-solids. Apply the solution in small amounts, and agitate lightly with the dull side of a butter knife. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Blot with a very absorbent towel. Apply fresh water and blot again. Repeat procedure until stain is gone. If stain persists, place absorbent dry towels on top, and apply some weight (like books). Leave for several hours and observe results. If you have trouble, call us.

Starches, sugars, egg, milk, blood, candy, ice cream, chocolate, salad dressing.

Mix a cup of water, two tablespoons of clear ammonia, and one tablespoon of mild carpet detergent. Perform the same removal procedures as above.

Heavy grease, butter, oil, gum, tar, inks, wax, household adhesives.

Apply a nonflammable dry-cleaning solvent. These can be obtained at a grocery store or at a hardware store. You must apply these in very small amounts to avoid damage to the carpet’s backing materials. If in doubt, call us.

Call us next time you have spots and stains!