No vac Instant Spot & Stain Remover can be used upright or upside-down only. When the can is upright, the product will flow through the dip tube. When upside down, the product will dispense directly from the valve at the top of the can.
If this product is sprayed at a horizontal angle, or any angle that lifts the dip tube out of the liquid, then propellent can escape within seconds. This results in “out of gas” and having liquid left in the can that cannot be sprayed out. Once a can is out of gas there is no way to get the rest of the liquid out.
To maximise the use of all liquid from your no vac Instant Spot & Stain Remover can follow the steps below.
STEP 1: Shake the can well. This will quickly mix the additives and solvent together so that you get an even mixture and the best results.
Tip: This is standard practice and a good habit to get into as most aerosol products require this step. (image of can)
SPRAY: UPRIGHT OR UPSIDE-DOWN OR AT ANOTHER ANGLE
If you want to get the most out of your can, you need to hold it correctly. Many people make the mistake of spraying horizontally, but this can cause the gas to escape. For best results, the can should be held in an upright or upside-down position as this ensures the liquid will readily flow out when the nozzle is pressed. If the can is held at another angle, you need to check orientate the dip tube by following Step 3. (mage of can with dip tube)
ORIENTATE THE DIP TUBE:
Before spraying an aerosol, you need to make sure that the dip tube is correctly aligned to reach the lowest point of the can when spraying.
The dip tube is curved so that it will always be seated at the bottom edge of the aerosol can. This combined with the domed shape at the bottom allows you to extract all the liquid from a can if positioned correctly.
Tip: The no vac Instant Spot & Stain remover has a red dot on the rim of the valve to help you determine the optimal position for the dip tube.
There you have it, the simple way to get all the product from the can! If you still have questions after reading this guide, please get in touch with us using the contact form. If you found this handy guide useful, check out our other How-To’s to find out more ways that WD-40 can help you in your everyday life.