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Oxiclean is a powerful oxygen based alkaline cleaner that attacks the toughest organic dirt including mildew, blood, pet messes, mold, wine, juice, baby formula and much more. After removing your stains, Oxi Clean will break down into harmless oxygen and sodium carbonate. Oxi Clean works over time, and some stains will require several treatments for best results. Oxi Clean has no odor so you clean without the harmful fumes. For the most effective stain removal, follow the mixing instructions on this instruction sheet using the lightest solution suggestion first and increase the cleaning solution as needed.
Hints and Suggestions: Always follow manufacturer's specifications and test for colorfastness first by applying Oxi Clean in an inconspicuous area and allowing it to dry. Do not leave solution in a sealed container as it will continue to give off oxygen and the container may leak. Oxi Clean will remain active for up to six hours. If you have completed your cleaning for the day and have left-over Oxi Clean, empty unused cleaner into the garbage disposal or toilet to clean and deodorize these areas. Oxi Clean will be most effective when mixed with warm to hot water. Stir or shake the solution until all crystals are dissolved. Do not use boiling water. Do not use Oxi Clean on wool or silk.
MIXING Oxi Clean
GENERAL CLEANING SOLUTION
Use the squirt bottle that is enclosed, or use any clean spray or squirt bottle. Mix 1/8 of a scoop with 1 pint (2 cups) of warm to hot water. Mix or shake thoroughly. Product will remain active for six hours.
EXTRA STRONG SOLUTION
Use the squirt bottle that is enclosed, or use any clean spray or squirt bottle. Mix 1 scoop (2 tablespoons) with 1 pint of warm to hot water. Mix or shake thoroughly. Product will remain active for six hours.
Mix 1-4 scoops of Oxi Clean per gallon of hot water.
MAKING A PASTE
Use one scoop of Oxi Clean and add just enough drops of water to form a paste.
Use the guidelines below when cleaning:
Carpet, Carpet Padding, Couches, and Upholstery
To de-stain and deodorize your carpet, start by mixing a general cleaning solution. Remove as much of the dirt or liquid as possible. Squirt Oxi Clean on spot and let stand 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly by pouring fresh water over spot, soak up with a clean cloth or towel and vacuum thoroughly when completely dry. Always test for colorfastness before applying Oxi Clean.
You might also want to consider orange eliminator for cleaning carpet and upholstery stains.
Curtains, Sheers, Wedding Dresses, and Tennis Shoes
To de-stain and deodorize curtains/sheers that are yellow, dingy or smoke-stained, mix a soaking solution and allow items to soak 30-60 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and let dry. For wedding dresses and tennis shoes, use warm water and begin with a light solution of Oxi Clean (1-2 scoops per gallon). Soak 10-20 minutes, rinse thoroughly with fresh water, and let dry.
Laundry Stain Removal
Add one scoop of Oxi Clean to each load of laundry in addition to your regular detergent. Oxi Clean will boost your laundry detergents cleaning power and is safe on most fabrics including jeans and colors. Do Not Use On Wool Or Silk. For extra tough laundry stains, fill the washing machine with hot water, laundry detergent and Oxi Clean (1-4 scoops) and turn machine off. Allow to soak 30-minutes up to overnight. Run machine as usual after soaking.
You can also try using the oxiclean laundry stain remover to help remove tough laundry stains.
Carpet Cleaning Machines
Add 1 scoop of Oxi Clean per gallon of warm water. Use Oxi Clean with a carpet cleaning solution to increase the cleaning power.
Ice Chests & Garbage Cans
Mix a soaking solution directly in the ice chest or garbage can, allow to stand for 1 hour up to overnight. Rinse thoroughly.
Mops and Sponges
Mix a general cleaning solution in a bucket or sink, place mop or sponge into bucket and let stand for 30-60 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Tile & Grout Cleaning
For light maintenance on porcelain tubs, tiles, sinks and toilets, mix a general cleaning solution. Spray on, scrub lightly and rinse thoroughly. For extra tough mold and mildew, make Oxi Clean into a paste and apply. Let stand for 1 hour up to overnight, scrub and rinse thoroughly.
Jewelry & Dentures
For jewelry, use 1/8 of a scoop of Oxi Clean in 4 cups of water and soak for 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. To de-stain and deodorize dentures, soak in a general cleaning solution for 1 hour up to overnight, rinse thoroughly.
Cutting Boards, Tupperware, and Kitchen Counter Tops
To clean and deodorize your whole kitchen, use a general cleaning solution and apply with a soft cloth, squirt bottle or sprayer, let stand 5-10 minutes and rinse. For extra strong stains, soak item with an extra strong solution for 15-20 minutes, rinse thoroughly.
To de-stain your coffee pot add one scoop of Oxi Clean directly into a coffee pot of hot water, soak 10-15 minutes and rinse thoroughly. To remove build up inside the coffee maker, mix a general cleaning solution into squirt bottle, allow solution to cool completely, then pour into coffee maker. Turn on coffee maker and allow solution to run through machine. Rinse by running cold, fresh water through the cycle.
To eliminate mold, mildew and other organic stains, mix a general cleaning solution in a squirt bottle and apply with a soft cloth, let stand 10-20 minutes, wipe and rinse thoroughly.
All Weather Carpeting, Fencing, Concrete, Siding, Wood Decks, and Stucco
To remove weathered stains from wood decking, fencing, siding, concrete, and stucco, use a general cleaning solution and apply with a clean lawn sprayer. Let stand 10-30 minutes, scrub if necessary and rinse thoroughly. Or mix a general cleaning solution in a bucket and apply with a broom or brush, then scrub and rinse thoroughly.
Window Awnings, Patio Umbrellas, Wicker Furniture, Lawn Furniture
To remove weathered stains and dirt from your outdoor patio furniture, mix a general cleaning solution and apply with a lawn sprayer, or mix Oxi Clean in a bucket and apply with a scrub brush or broom. Let stand 10-30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Pet Stains & Urine
Oxi Clean will clean and deodorize carpets, carpet padding and upholstery stained with pet messes. Always test for colorfastness first. Remove dirt or soak up liquid thoroughly before applying Oxi Clean. Mix a general cleaning solution of Oxi Clean in the squirt bottle, apply to affected area and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and soak up with a clean cloth or towel. Vacuum area when completely dry.
Fireplaces & Bricks
Use the general cleaning solution and apply to fireplace or bricks with a scrub brush or broom, allow to stand 10-20 minutes and rinse thoroughly with fresh water. Scrub before rinsing if necessary.
Water Damage Cleanup & Mildew Removal
To remove mold and mildew prior to painting or to clean up water damage, mix a soaking solution, apply to surface, and scrub with a brush or sponge. Let stand 20-30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
To remove mold and mildew from shower curtains, mix a soaking solution, let shower curtain soak for 30-60 minutes, scrub if necessary and rinse thoroughly.
As with any product, be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions for best results.
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