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6. Place one to five drops of water on the item in the intended test area. Do not saturate the pH paper,
use the minimum amount of water needed to completely moisten the pH paper. A guideline may be 1
to 2 drops on fabric and 3 to 5 drops on webbing.
If the water droplets do not penetrate the material, gently rub the moistened area with the
flat side of a packing paddle.
7. Using the flat side of a packing paddle, press test paper against the moistened area. Remove the test
paper when it becomes moist.
8. Note the color of the pH test paper and compare the color to the colors found on the pH color chart.
9. If test result is multi-colored, assume the "worst case result" and report the most severe pH level
(e.g., if the pH paper is mostly a pH level of 7, with specks of pH level 3, assume the pH level for the
entire test area is pH level 3).
10. Condemn if pH test results read levels 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.
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