This chart contains recommended cleaning methods of indoor/outdoor fabrics for some of the most common and toughest stains.

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Stain Recommended cleaning solutions
Beer Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water / white vinegar (90ml.)
Berry Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water / ammonia (120-240ml.)
Bird droppings Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water or grease remover (mix as directed)
Blood (dried) Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water / ammonia (120-240ml.)
Butter Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Charcoal, pencil marks Vacuum, then Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Catsup or mustard Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Chewing gum Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Chocolate Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water / ammonia (120ml.)
Coffee Dawn dishwashing liquid / water, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone)
Cola Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Crayon Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
Egg (raw) Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Grape juice Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Gravy Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Grease (car) Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Ink Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, soap and water
Lipstick Paint remover, oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
Mascara Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone-100%), Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Mildew Bleach (1 cup) / Dawn dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 4l water
Milk Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Nail polish Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Oil Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Orange drink Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Paint (latex) wet Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Paint (latex) dried Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
Paint (oil or lacquer) Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
Shoe polish (liquid) Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Shoe polish (wax) Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Suntan lotion Pine oil detergent / water (mix as directed)
Tea Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Tomato Juice Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Tree sap Turpentine (100%), Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water
Urine Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water / white vinegar (90ml.)
Vomit Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water / white vinegar (90ml.)
Water color Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water / white vinegar (90ml.)
Wax (candle) Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
Wine Dawn dishwashing liquid (60ml.) / 4l water / ammonia (120-240ml.) / white vinegar (90ml.)