chemical stains on carpet!!!!!!!!! help : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

i carried a print upstairs after a very quick rinse under the tap and now there are dark grey spots (drips) all over the carpet!!!!!!! what do i do? what are they and most important, is there anything that will get them off? please help me!!! I use Dektol and a citric acid stop and a rapid fixer.

-- David Ivison (, August 08, 2001


David, NOVA Darkroom sell Tarbuster, which is good for getting rid of stains on all sorts of surfaces! Try on an inconspicuous area first!! Regards Pau

-- paul owen (, August 08, 2001.

Club soda... I kid you not. Even gets rid of wine stains. DJ

-- N Dhananjay (, August 08, 2001.

As you're in the U.K. try phoning Prochem on 0181 (this is the old code for outer London numbers, you will need the new code) 974-1515. The specialise in carpet cleaning chemicals for professionals. Good luck, pete.

-- Pete Watkins (, August 08, 2001.

yeah, and do it before your wife sees them.....:-))

-- Jorge Gasteazoro (, August 08, 2001.

I've had good luck with most everything on carpet using denatured alcohol. Try it in an out of the way place first.

-- J. Wolfe (, August 08, 2001.

Mix up some bulk chemistry and stain the rest of the carpet to match.

-- Struan Gray (, August 09, 2001.

Tie dye carpets, anyone? DJ

-- N Dhananjay (, August 09, 2001.

Scissors? :-)

-- Sorin Varzaru (, August 09, 2001.

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