Ketchup (catsup) and other tomato-based sauces are reddish brown and cause both absorbed and built up types of stains. They generally contain tomatoes, salt, sugar, spices, tannin, vinegar, onions, artificial coloring, preservatives, etc.
Apply cool detergent solution, blot.
Apply ammonia solution, blot.
Apply enzyme detergent, blot. (Note Caution above about using enzymes on natural fibers)
If stain remains, bleaching with 3-5% hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate is recommended - proceed with extreme caution, or call us.
Apply pressure to the spot with a spatula or the back of a tablespoon to work spotting solution deep into spot. DO NOT SCRUB as this may cause nap distortion of the fiber.
Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.
(Dry cleaning solvent contains volatile organic compound. Use carefully in strict accordance with manufacturers' instructions. Use in well ventilated space and avoid products containing Perchlorethylene.)