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What are some ways to remove soot stains?

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To remove soot stains from fabric, pretreat the fabric with stain remover, launder it in warm water, and use bleach if it is safe for the specific type of fabric. If the stain remains after laundering, use rubbing alcohol to sponge the stain, and then launder it a second time.

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To remove soot stains from upholstery or carpet, sprinkle cornstarch or baking soda on the stain, leave it on for an hour, and then vacuum it away. Apply dry-cleaning solvent to a clean white cloth, and sponge away the stain. Blot to absorb the solvent, and then repeat the process until the stain is gone.

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