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Vinyl Flooring Stain Removal

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To remove the stain, follow these instructions in order, until no trace of stain remains.

Crayon

Rub the stain with mineral spirits* or turpentine* on a clean white cloth.
Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.

Lipstick

Rub the stain with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)* on a clean white cloth.
If stain is still visible, rub the stain with mineral spirits* or turpentine* on a clean white cloth.
Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.

Grape Juice / Wine

Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.
If stain is still visible, rub the stain with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)* on a clean white cloth.

Mercurochrome / Merthiolate

Rub the area with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)* on a clean white cloth.
Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.

Mustard

Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.

Pen Ink

Rub the stain with mineral spirits* or turpentine* on a clean white cloth.
If stain still shows, very carefully wipe with fingernail polish remover containing acetone (follow use instructions on label) on a clean white cloth.
If the stain still shows, rub the stain with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)* on a clean white cloth.
Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.

Asphalt Driveway Sealer / Shoe Polish

Rub the stain with mineral spirits* or turpentine* on a clean white cloth.
If the stain still shows, rub the stain with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)* on a clean white cloth.
Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.

Hair Dye

Rub the stain with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)* on a clean white cloth.
If the stain still shows, rub the stain with mineral spirits* or turpentine* on a clean white cloth.
If stain still shows, very carefully wipe with fingernail polish remover containing acetone (follow use instructions on label) on a clean white cloth.
Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.

Paint / Varnish

If paint stain is wet, wipe up the stain with water on a clean white cloth.
If paint stain is dry, carefully scrape residue with a thin spatula.
If the stain still shows, rub the stain with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)* on a clean white cloth.
If the stain still shows, rub the stain with mineral spirits* or turpentine* on a clean white cloth.
If stain still shows, very carefully wipe with fingernail polish remover containing acetone (follow use instructions on label) on a clean white cloth.
Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.

Nail Polish

Very carefully wipe with fingernail polish remover containing acetone (follow use instructions on label) on a clean white cloth.

Rust

Apply Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner to the stain and let it stand for five minutes. Scrub vigorously with a stiff-bristle brush or nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, wipe, rinse, and let dry.
If traces remain, rub with a soft cloth dipped in a solution of oxalic acid and water (1 part acid to 10 parts water). Note: Please follow instructions and cautions on the label, as oxalic acid is poisonous.

Cigarette Burns

The procedure depends on the exact construction of your floor. Consult your retailer.

Black Heel Marks

Scrub the area with Armstrong New Beginning Floor Stripper & Cleaner and a nonabrasive white scrubbing pad, following instructions on the label.
If stain still shows, rub the area with a nonabrasive cleaner.
If stain still shows, rub the stain with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)* on a clean white cloth.

*May be combustible/flammable; please follow instructions on label.

 

 

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