How To Remove A Carpet Stain With Bleach

Common household laundry bleach (sodium hypochlorite) will kill mildew on your deck and outdoor furniture, and will remove dye-based stain, but not pigment-based stain, from wood. Otherwise, pretreat or soak in a product containing enzymes or an oxygen bleach using hottest water safe for fabric, then launder. A number of color safe bleaches are considered oxygen bleaches (Oxyclean is one of them), and these cleaning agents are more or less weaker with regard to their ability to dissolve stains and pigments. Hopefully you’ll find that one of the above-mentioned bleach stain removal methods proves successful.

Now if you live where cleaning off mildew from exterior surfaces is a constant chore the just hit the moss with the same bleach solution. Sometimes a little extra bleach gets left behind, and it ends up on the colors you were planning to wash after your whites. Avoid using any cleaning products that contain organic solvents, undiluted chlorine bleach, liquid grease remover, nail polish remover, or furniture polish or cleaners.

Apply the paste to the stain and lay a wet paper towel over the paste to keep it moist. No matter what you’re using, test the stain remover on an inside patch of the cloth or an unobtrusive seam before applying it to the stain to make sure it doesn’t do anything damaging to the fabric. To give you a few examples of how to use the knowledge above, here are ten of the most common stains a man can expect to encounter. But time and heat (they had been in the garage last summer as we moved) had set in previously mild spit up and food stains.

If the stain is being stubborn, let the paste sit for five minutes before scrubbing again. After scrubbing with Oxygen bleach and TSP ( trisodium phosphate ) use Oxalic acid to lighten the wood prior to sealing or staining. I guess if you can’t get that bleach stain out, and you can’t possibly stand to wear your clothes as they are in public, then you may want to consider stripping the color and starting fresh. In fact, if a spot of bleach is left on clothing for too long it can even make a hole in the fabric.


Do not use bleach or hydrogen peroxide on darker stones for fear of bleaching out color. Success can be thwarted by the length of time the stain has set, the material and dyes that make up the fabric, and the chemicals of the stain itself. As soon as you notice the bleach stain, immediately blot it with water and paper towel. Dab the stain with the solution, working from the outside of the stain toward the center. Surfactants (detergents) are molecules that have one polar end and one non-polar end and can be used for stain removal.

Stains other than those discussed can be removed by experimenting with different bleaches or solvents on an inconspicuous area. I was hesitant because the napkins are colorful and also have black and white stripes on them and I thought the bleach it would dull out the black color. I got most of the stains out with the Stain Solution and the Wash and Stain Bar (which I can not live without because it gets rid of ring around the collar!!) , yet there were still many turmeric spots left.

Especially dingy clothing or dark stains may require another sun-soak or two before fully whitening. Further, as I mentioned above, bleach also kills mold and mildew, making it an important component in the fight against these stinky smelly organisms in your home. Oxygen bleach powder is considered environmentally friendly, as the only by-product is soda ash – a non-toxic substance, safe for the water supply.

Soak a cloth in water and the right detergent or stain remover (see below) and dab away at the stain. If you’re still having a bit of trouble getting rid of that unsightly bleach stain, you do have another option: investing in professional carpet cleaning services. The broom allows me to cover 24″ at a time at the full flow rate of whichever pressure washer I’m using. Chlorine bleach, full strength, easily removes most dye-based stain (right) but will not bleach raw wood white (center), nor will it remove pigment-based stain (left).

Stains varying in intensity from light yellow to brown sometimes occur on interior concrete and terrazzo floors due to the original finishing or subsequent cleaning. For everything else, flush the stain out from behind with cold water as best you can. I would think that if there were stains (devoid of hemo) of a blood like nature, in spots where blood could be reaonably found, that should be sufficent to warrant (pun intended) a DNA test.

While algae growth does little harm to roofing, the stains don’t help the overall appearance or resale value of your home. Last random tip: if a small blood stain is fresh-spit on it. The enzymes in your spit break down the structures in blood. I know hot water is contrary to everything you have heard about getting stains out of clothes. If you have stains on pastel, colorfast clothes, try soaking them in all-fabric bleach, which is gentler than chlorine bleach.