Syphon is extremely focused on 1 thing, tannin stains. Tannin itself is a natural vegetable dye found in bark and plants such as grape skin. In other words, Syphon is designed to remove coffee, tea, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, and some washable inks. These are all in the tannin family of stains. In some cases if you use a “traditional soap” to clean these types of issues, you’ll end up setting it in permanently. So stop and recognize what the stain is first, then choose your weapon. This is a low pH spot remover that also contains grease removing agents that lift most oily soils. (If incredibly oily, then use Titan 12 Degreaser). Spray on the stain or spill, allow to penetrate for 1 minute, then blot dry. If the stain needs more work, then agitate before blotting.