Feces Stain Removal – How to Remove Poop Stains
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Babies, puppies, kittens … all so cute and often also the culprits of the last type of stain you want to clean. Although unpleasant, it is possible to get rid of poop stains from clothes, rugs, rugs, etc. The Good Housekeeping Institute’s cleaning lab offers two proven methods depending on the location of the stain, and you probably already have most of the supplies needed to get things back to look (and smell) the way they are. should.
What you will need
How to remove poop stains Carpet and padding
For furniture and rugs, you can mix a homemade three-ingredient solution to remove the mess:
- Start by mixing ½ tablespoon of dish soap like Dawn and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in 2 cups of lukewarm water.
- Using a clean white cloth, blot the stain with the detergent-vinegar solution, then blot until the liquid is absorbed.
- Continue to apply the solution and dab until the stain is gone or is no longer absorbed by the cloth.
- If the stain persists, use an eyedropper to apply hydrogen peroxide, then apply a drop or two of ammonia. (Avoid ammonia on wool rugs – it can discolor them.)
- Sponge with cold water and pat dry.
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How to remove poop stains from fabric
Fortunately for new parents, the process of removing droppings from clothes is much simpler:
- Pretreat with a prewash stain remover, like Shout Advanced Gel, or soak the item in lukewarm water with an enzyme-containing laundry detergent, like Gr Persil ProClean.
- Wash with a chlorinated bleach like Clorox, if safe for the fabric, or with an oxygen bleach like OxiClean.
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