Stain Buster — Pears

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Fabric

1. Scrape off excess pear.

2. Flush under cold running water to loosen the stain.

3. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover.

4. Launder, using the hottest water and the type of bleach that are safe for the fabric.


Upholstery

1. Scrape off excess pear.

2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cool water.

3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.

4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears.

6. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.


Carpet

1. Scrape off excess pear.

2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.

3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.

4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.

6. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia - the resulting fumes are hazardous) with two cups of warm water.

7. Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution.

8. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.


For more on stain removal, see Good Housekeeping's Stain Rescue

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