The cleaning agents in the list below correspond to the numbers in the table on the left-hand side of the page.
- Cold water
- Detergent solution (1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing liquid mixed with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 500 ml of warm water) *
- Laundry detergent solution (1 teaspoon of non-biological laundry detergent mixed with 250 ml of warm water)
- Ammonia solution (1 tablespoon of clear household ammonia mixed with 100 ml of water)** †
- Solvent (a dry-cleaning solvent or solvent substitute to be used on dry carpet only)
- Chill with ice cubes in a plastic bag or an aerosol freezing agent, and then pick or scrape off the gum
- Vinegar solution (100 ml of white vinegar mixed with 200 ml of water)
- Clear household disinfectant
- Warm water
- Surgical alcohol (isopropyl alcohol), methylated spirits or mineral turpentine
- Clear nail polish remover without lanolin
- Mineral turpentine
- Rust remover (professional use only)
- Baking soda (scoop up and vacuum)
* Detergent solution must be well rinsed with clean water.
** When a stain has been removed with ammonia solution the carpet must then be neutralised with vinegar solution. Apply, blot and rinse.
† Do not use ammonia solution on wool carpets or treated nylon carpets. Use Detergent solution as a substitute.