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Please help, unusual stain problem!

Posted by snbtwins (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 25, 08 at 13:16

I attended an engagement party at my cousins house and when my gift was unwrapped, the dye from the purple metallic tissue paper somehow got all over her white couch and hardwood floors. No clue how this happened, but it must have bled onto peoples hands and it is now all over her house.

She is freaking out and I feel terrible.

Do you have any suggestions on how to get dye off hardwood floors? And also what to use on her white couch?

Thanks,
Suzanne


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RE: Please help, unusual stain problem!

Did you try a damp cloth? Might try a little vinegar and water. That's what I always cleaned hard wood floors with. Won't hurt the couch fabric either.


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RE: Please help, unusual stain problem!

oh geezz..I am so sorry that happened to you..I know you feel bad, but it is not your fault, just an unfortunate thing that happened, so do not beat your self up!

I am not too sure about the hard wood floor but for the couch..Nature Bright by Shaklee (all natural )will take it out..it has removed wine stains from nearly white carpet, red pen ink from my sons white school shirts etc...it is an amazing product! It is a laundry boost and stain remover, powder form..you mix it with water and make a light "paste" rub it in the stain well..let it sit ..the stain should be gone... You can try a paste for the hard wood..it just may work! Hope this will help! and don't beat your self up, it is not you fault..it was an accident!

here is the link..let me know if you get it!
Ree

Here is a link that might be useful: Nature Bright Laundry Booster and Stain Remover


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On the floor try a Mr. Clean Magic Easer. tht is what I use on my table when the kids leave construction paper and it bleeds.


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Great, thanks for the suggestions.

I will let her know!

Suzanne


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Try some old fashioned cheap hairspray. I think because it has some alcohol,it will remove stubborn stains . I use hairspray as a cleaner of "last resort" on stains like ink, kids markers,etc.


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I know this problem was posted in 2008, but I found this while trying to take care of a similar stain...so maybe someone else will find the answer useful: "Googone".

Some bright green tissue paper was under a package under our Christmas tree and unbeknownto us, it got wet and bled into the finish of the hardwood floor - staining it BRIGHT green. We tried many cleaners and the color remained - Googone rubbed into the stain gently with steel wool completely removed the stain.


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