CARE TIPS 

 

 

 

Food/Drink Stains

 

Coffee, Tea

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the item. 

  • Pretreat with Liquid Cheer®.

  • Soak up to 30 minutes by adding ½ use Cheer® per gallon of water.  Use a PLASTIC bucket.  Weight the Item with a WHITE Towel to keep submerged.  Discard soak solution prior to laundering.

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water.

  • Line or air dry and repeat procedure if necessary.

 

Fruit, Juice, Wine

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain

  • Soak up to 30 minutes by adding ½ use Cheer® per gallon of water.  Use a PLASTIC bucket.  Weight the Item with a WHITE Towel to keep submerged.  Discard soak solution prior to laundering.

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Spaghetti Sauce

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Pretreat with Liquid Cheer®

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Chocolate

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Physically remove the stain by scraping with a dull knife, then shake.

  • Pretreat with Liquid Cheer®

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

 

If there is any stain remaining…

  • Soak up to 30 minutes by adding ½ use Cheer® per gallon of water.  Use a PLASTIC bucket.  Weight the Item with a WHITE Towel to keep submerged.  Discard soak solution prior to laundering.

  • Repeat procedure if necessary

 

Polish/Paint/Ink Stains

 

Ballpoint Pen Ink

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Apply Ink Remover to stained area of the item.  Use paper towels to absorb the ink coming off the item and to avoid transfer.  The recommended ink remover in NCP Jinx Ink®, available by calling 1-800-776-8688

  • Pretreat with Liquid Cheer®

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Paint, Oil-Based

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Apply Turpentine or Pint Thinner to stained are of garment

  • Pretreat with Liquid Cheer®

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Liquid Shoe Polish

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Rinse in warm water to dilute the stain.

  • Treat stain using a bar of Ivory® soap.  Rub gently.  If stain is lighter, but not gone, apply more soap.  When stain is gone, wash.

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Line or air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Candle Wax

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Physically remove the stain by scraping with a dull knife, then shake.

  • Place stain face down on a WHITE paper towel and place another paper towel on top o fthe item.  Press with a WARM, but not HOT, iron, being careful to keep the iron on the paper towel.  Keep Changing the paper towels until no more stain transfers.

  • Pretreat with Liquid Cheer®

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Line or air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Lipstick

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

 

For heavy stains…

  • Physically remove the stain by scraping with a dull knife, then shake.

  • Use a spot remover or take the item to a professional dry cleaner for treatment.

  • Pretreat with Liquid Cheer®

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Line or air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Nail Polish

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Use fingernail polish remover or acetone which can be found at your local drug store

  • Pretreat with Liquid Cheer®

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Line or air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Waterproof Cosmetics

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Treat stain using a bar of Ivory® soap.  Rub gently.  If stain is lighter, but not gone, apply more soap.  When stain is gone, wash.

 

Or

  • Use the cosmetic remover specified by the manufacturer

  • Pretreat with Liquid Cheer®

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Line or air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

If there is any stain remaining (Cottons only)…

  • Soak up to 30 minutes by adding ½ use Cheer® per gallon of water.  Use a PLASTIC bucket.  Weight the Item with a WHITE Towel to keep submerged.  Discard soak solution prior to laundering.

  • Air dry and repeat procedure if necessary


Outdoor Stains

 

Dirt/Mud/Clay

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Brush excess stain off the surface using a soft bristle brush

  • Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

 

If there is any stain remaining…

  • Pretreat with glycerin or Crisco® Shortening by rubbing either of these into the stain.  Allow it to sit for a minimum of 2 hours or a maximum of over night.  Turn stain face down on a paper towel and treat with a solvent like Energine Cleaning Fluid®

If there is any stain remaining…

  • Apply Whink Rust Remover® or other liquid rust removers following the package instructions.  Work over a PLASTIC dishpan to avoid damage to surfaces.

  • Rinse in 1 quart of water to which 3 tablespoons of baking soda has been added.

  • Repeat procedure if necessary

 

Grass

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Soak up to 30 minutes by adding ½ use Cheer® per gallon of water.  Use a PLASTIC bucket.  Weight the Item with a WHITE Towel to keep submerged.  Discard soak solution prior to laundering.

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Rust

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Apply Whink Rust Remover® or other liquid rust removers following the package instructions.  Work over a PLASTIC dishpan to avoid damage to surfaces.

  • Rinse in 1 quart of water to which 3 tablespoons of baking soda has been added.

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Body Soils

 

Blood

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Brush excess stain off the surface using a soft bristle brush

  • Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain

  • Soak up to 30 minutes by adding ½ use Cheer® per gallon of water.  Use a PLASTIC bucket.  Weight the Item with a WHITE Towel to keep submerged.  Discard soak solution prior to laundering.

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

 

If there is any stain remaining…

  • Apply Whink Rust Remover® or other liquid rust removers following the package instructions.  Work over a PLASTIC dishpan to avoid damage to surfaces.

  • Rinse in 1 quart of water to which 3 tablespoons of baking soda has been added.

  • Air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

Unknown

  • Before treating any garment, always refer to the care label instructions first.

  • Colored items must be protected by pretesting the effects of stain removal techniques on a hidden area of the fabric.

  • Use a spot remover or take the item to a professional dry cleaner for treatment.

  • Treat stain using a bar of Ivory® Soap.  Rub gently.  If stain is lighter, but not gone, apply more soap.  When stain is gone, wash.

  • Soak up to 30 minutes by adding ½ use Cheer® per gallon of water.  Use a PLASTIC bucket.  Weight the Item with a WHITE Towel to keep submerged.  Discard soak solution prior to laundering.

  • Wash in 1 use of Cheer® in warm water

  • Air dry and repeat procedure if necessary

 

*Warning:  Individual fabrics vary.