Cleaning tips

Learn how to properly mix Advanage 20X as well as how to apply the cleaner in particular situations using this helpful list of cleaning tips.


32:1 Dilution

For wallpaper, spray ADVANAGE 20X on and wipe off with a dry towel. Use same solution on wall panels and wipe clean. For greasy buildup, use a non-abrasive scrounge pad.


For spot cleaning, spray on ADVANAGE 20X and let stand for 30 seconds. Rinse with clear water and wipe dry with towel. When using a carpet  shampoo machine, vacuum area to be cleaned first lifting all loose particles. Using one (1) cup of ADVANAGE 20X to every five (5) gallons of water, c lean carpet concentrating on heavily soiled areas. Let dry and vacuum again. To clean without a machine, follow same procedures as above using a soft bristle brush to loosen soil, rinse and wipe clean with towel.


NOTE: Test fabric for colorfastness or bleeding before cleaning.
For spot cleaning, use 20:1 spraying on stained area and rub in circular motion with a dry towel. For stubborn stains, use 15:1 and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes. You may use a nylon brush to assist you, rubbing in a circular motion. Rinse and wipe dry with towel.

Use 2:1 for set-in stains; test before using. For pre-washing, spray on spots or ring-around-the-collar using 20:1. Let stand for 30 to 60 seconds, and then rub with a nylon brush or towel. Add to your regular wash load. You may also add 1/2 cup of ADVANAGE 20X in your wash load.  For fresh ink spots on clothing, place a towel underneath the spot and using the nozzle of the sprayer, rub in a circular motion over the stain after having sprayed directly into the towel. For old stains, spray the stained area directly and let stand for five (5) minutes. Add to your regular wash load.


Using a pin or needle, punch holes in the gum, glue or candle wax and spray on using a 20:1 dilution. Let stand for 60 seconds and rub away the residue using a nylon brush.

Using a 20:1 dilution of ADVANAGE 20X before painting makes an excellent bonder. ADVANAGE 20X can also be used as a thinner by adding a 10:1 dilution per one gallon of paint.

For general cleaning, use a 20:1 dilution of ADVANAGE 20X to clean floors, then rinse.   For tough stains a nonabrasive scrounge pad may be used.   As a wax stripper, use an ADVANAGE 20X dilution of 2:1 along with an abrasive pad to remove wax buildup. Rinse.
(CAUTION: Do not use on no-wax floor!)

All the above may be cleaned with a 20:1 dilution of ADVANAGE 20X . Spray on and use a non-abrasive scrounges pad to assist then wipe clean and rinse. For stubborn stains allow ADVANAGE 20X to stand for 1 to 2 minutes before wiping clean. Rinse.
NOTE: For telephone equipment, computers, etc., do not spray directly into equipment. Dampen cloth and clean dirty areas.

Using a nylon brush, spray on ADVANAGE 20X at 20:1 and scrub area to be cleaned. Rinse.

ADVANAGE 20X can be used on all fine jewelry (gold and diamonds). Mix one (1) ounce of ADVANAGE 20X to twenty (20) ounces of water. Place jewelry (do not immerse watches) in the solution for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and rinse with clear water. Use dry cloth to wipe clean. For watches, use same dilution however, substitute by rubbing the wristbands with nylon brush.

NOTE: Not recommended on zirconium and electroplated gold. Items must be pure gold.

15:1 Dilution

pet stains
Using ADVANAGE 20X at 15:1 dilution, spray area where stained, and using a nylon brush rub in a circular motion until stain is removed. Rinse and wipe dry. For stubborn stains, allow to stand for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse and wipe dry.

10:1 Dilution

Using a 10:1 dilution of ADVANAGE 20X , pre-soak area and let stand for 60 seconds. Follow instructions given for laundry.
Using a 10:1 dilution of ADVANAGE 20X spray the area to be cleaned and allow 1 to 2 minutes for heavy buildup before wiping. Clean using an abrasive scrounge pad. Rinse.

7:1 Dilution

Swimming Pools
Using a 7:1 dilution, spray or pour ADVANAGE 20X into area to be cleaned and allow to stand for 3 to 5 minutes. Using an abrasive scrounge pad or wire brush clean and rinse. 1187260_orig

Lime, Tar
Spray on a 7:1 dilution of ADVANAGE 20X and allow stained area to absorb (about 5 to 6 minutes). Spray the area again and clean using an abrasive scrounge pad. Rinse.

Tough Carpet Stains A 7:1 dilution of ADVANAGE 20X is recommended for heavily soiled areas on the carpet. Do not step on carpet until padding is dry.

3:1 Dilution

Concrete/Asphalt (mix with hot water)
Using ADVANAGE 20X at 1:1, or straight from the bottle, pour on oil grease spots in driveway and, using a wire brush, work in a circular motion to lift the stains. Rinse with power hose.


Household Pipes, Sewer and Septic Tanks
A 1:1 solution of ADVANAGE 20Xfollowed by hot running water twice a month, will keep drains, tanks and pipes cleaner and fresh smelling.

Automobile uses

NOTE: Never use in direct sunlight! Also, do not spray on and let stand for long periods of time. Spray on and wipe immediately.

automobile uses

Vinyl/Leather Interiors
Spray on a 20:1 ADVANAGE 20X dilution and clean using towel. Rinse. For stubborn stains, you may need to use a non-abrasive scrounge pad or nylon brush.


Automobile Cloth/Velveteen Interior
Follow instructions given for furniture.


Automobile Carpet
Follow instructions given for carpet.





Automobile Chrome
For general cleaning use ADVANAGE 20X dilution of 20:1, wiping immediately as you spray on. For bubbly rust, spray on at same dilution using a non-abrasive scrounge pad to prime the surface. Rinse.

Whitewall Tires
Spray on ADVANAGE 20X using an abrasive scrounge pad to lift dirt.

Use measurements prescribed for glass cleaner. Do not allow it to stand long – wipe as you spray and buff glass with cotton cloth.

Spray ADVANAGE 20X on at a 20:1 dilution and clean areas using non-abrasive pad. Rinse and buff dry

Using a 20:1 dilution of ADVANAGE 20X , wipe car clean using cloth towel. For oxidation, use same dilution with a nonabrasive scrounge pad to assist. Rinse and buff dry.

Please note that throughout the previous instructions, cleaning aids such as scrounge pads, nylon and wire brushes are mentioned. The white scrounge is a non-abrasive pad, which is to be used on delicate items or material. The green scrounge is an abrasive pad; its primary use is for stubborn stains or heavy buildup on not-so-fragile material or surfaces.
Nylon brushes are soft bristled brushes to be used on minor stains and hard-to-reach areas. A wire brush is a steel abrasive-type brush used to clean heavy buildups and stains on hard surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, etc.
NOTE: Improper use of these items will result in scratches and or damages on any surface, fabric or material. Always use with extreme caution. When using our ADVANAGE 20X on delicate fabrics such as upholstery, carpet, silk, or leather, always test an unnoticeable area for color fastness and bleeding.

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