Maryland Blogger: Spot and Stain Removal Product: PICRIN

Spot and Stain Removal Product: PICRIN

Spot and Stain Removal Product: PICRIN


Dolores asked if I would take a short trip with her to an industrial park in Silver Spring, Maryland.  It is a bit unusual us us to go shopping in in industrial park but it was an interesting adventure.

For many years, my wife, Dolores Kelley, has been using a product that has saved many trips to the dry cleaners and has made white upholstery more practical to use. You may not be familiar with this product since is is manufactured for professional use by dry cleaners.  Clothing stores use this product to remove lipstick stains and other spots.

The product is PICRIN and can be purchased from distributors that sell to dry cleaners. PICRIN requires very careful use but it is a dream product that will remove spots and stains from clothing and fabrics in your home or office.  The link for more information on PICRIN is below the picture of the product. 

We found PICRIN at Amato Industries, Inc., at 9120 Talbot Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.  They usually sell the product by the case but were happy to sell a gallon to Dolores for personal use.


Picirn Volatile  Dry Spotter


 “Dry-side” spotting is done without the use of moisture. It’s a technique employed when water or steam, or wet-side spotting agents might disturb the fabric’s dye or spread the dye contained in stains like cosmetics.

Picrin, used along with other dry-side agents, is indispensable for working difficult dry-side stains. Applied as the first step, Picrin dissolves and flushes soluble stain components from fabric to prevent them from spreading. Then, after applying the appropriate dry-side agent and working the stain, Picrin is used to flush the loosened stain from the fabric before drycleaning. This eliminates the possibility of working loosened soils back into the fabric. Once the stain is gone, a final flushing with Picrin will remove the spotting agents to prevent bleeding of fabric dye, ring formation, or transfer of dye to other garments.

When used for touch up spotting, Picrin’s controlled evaporation makes it easy to remove pick-up soil without leaving a ring, saving the time it would take to reclean the garment." 


Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG_7984

Photograph by Roy Kelley,  Canon PowerShot G11 Camera

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 14 commentsRoy Kelley • February 24 2019 10:58PM


An interesting product...will check on availability in our area.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 5 months ago

Hi Roy... thank you so very much for this information. It's totally new to me... but there's probably hardly a household that couldn't use this product from time to time.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 5 months ago

Sounds like an incredible product indeed, as tough stains usually don't come out in the regular wash.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

I remember you posting about PICRIN before, Roy.  And, I meant to try and find some in our area but forgot.  I will write it doe\wn this time.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 5 months ago

Roy, you taught me something new today and I am going to see if it's available here. Every household could use this. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) 5 months ago

I'll check into it too Roy. I've never heard of it, but it sounds like an effective product. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 5 months ago

Hello Roy - a most useful post. Bookmarked.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 5 months ago


Thank you for that tip, and I will make a note of it.  Congratulations on being recognized for you camera work in Bangladesh no less.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

Thanks Roy Kelley ~ there is a mysterious stain on the carpeting of a rental unit that PICRIN might work on. None of my usual cleaners have done the job.

Posted by Suzanne Strickler, School is never out for the Succesful. (Realty Mark Associates) 5 months ago

Hello Roy Kelley thanks for the Picrin recommendation.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 5 months ago

Our dogs like to rub their faces in the carpet after they eat. I've tried everything to get the marks up. I'll give PICRIN a try.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 5 months ago

Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago