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Tips on how to Remove the Pet Stains

Aug 17, 2007
If you have pet at home, the pet stains are un-avoidable, they could be anywhere. These are some tips on how to treat the pet stains. In this article you will find some guidance on how to treat the mercurochrome, arnica and iodine stains.

PET STAINS ON RUGS can cause conspicuous disfiguration. Blot up urine stains immediately with a damp cloth, then go over the spot with the detergent solution recommended for rugs in the list of stain-removing materials. Rinse with a cloth dampened with clear water, blotting up as much of the moisture as possible. If the spot has dried, saturate it with a solution of half a cup of white vinegar to a cup of warm water and let it stand for a few minutes. Blot and repeat this treatment until the discoloration disappears. Then dry the rug as quickly as possible.

FOR REGURGITATED FOOD first scrape up the solid materials then sponge thoroughly with clear water and blot up the liquid. Follow this with the neutralizing ammonia or soda solution already described. Always dry a rug or carpet as quickly as possible after sponging off stains. Lift it from the floor if you can and slide something underneath that will support it. Or use an electric fan.

MEDICINES can produce a variety of stains and some are almost impossible to remove, especially if the ingredients are not known. The following general advice, like much of the other information in this chapter, is from government sources:
If the medicine is tarry or gummy, try the formula for removing tar. If the formula indicates that the medicine contains iron, use the directions given for iron rust stains. Wash out sugary medicine stains with soap and water or detergent. For medicines dissolved in alcohol, sponge the stain with alcohol.

For medicines of doubtful composition try the boiling water technique described for fruit stains. On materials that will stand it (cotton, linen, rayon, and other synthetics without special wrinkle-resistant finishes) use household bleach. Apply it undiluted, with a medicine dropper. Let it stand not more than one minute. Apply an anti-chlor solution (two tablespoonfuls of vinegar in a cup of water) to stop the destructive action of the chlorine and then rinse thoroughly.

MERCUROCHROME OR MERTHIOLATE STAINS should be treated very promptly or they may be there to stay. Sponge them first with a half-and-half water and alcohol solution, then keep working glycerin into the stain until no more color comes out. Wash afterwards in suds made with soap or detergent and rinse with water containing a little ammonia. If this treatment still leaves traces of the stain, apply 10 per cent acetic acid with a medicine dropper and rinse afterwards. If none of these works try a suitable bleach.

IODINE STAINS on materials that are harmed by water can usually be removed by denatured alcohol. For acetates, very delicate materials, and colors, dilute the alcohol with one or two parts of water.

OLD IODINE STAINS can be removed by sponging them with a harmless chemical called sodium thiosuLfate. This is the hypo solution that photographers use and you can buy hypo crystals at a drugstore or photographer's shop. Dissolve one tablespoonful of the crystals in a pint of warm water and either sponge the stain with it or dip the material into it. Rinse afterwards with water. Hypo crystals are harmless to all materials and do not alter colors.

ARNICA, used in some external medications, produces brown stains which can be removed by sponging, (or soaking) them first with alcohol, then with hypo solution.

STAINS MADE BY SILVER NITRATE, an ingredient of some medicines used to swab a sore throat, can also be removed by hypo crystals.

ARGYROL, another medicine, also can produce a dark stain which yields to hypo crystals or solutions. Sponge the stain first with cold water, then cover it with iodine. Let the iodine stand for about fifteen minutes, apply hypo solution and rinse.
The instructions in this chapter cover a broad range of stains, and we hope that you will find your particular problem covered. Be sure to act quickly when stains occur; you can save time, trouble, and perhaps an article or garment that you cherish.

To summarize we can make a note from this lesson: Blot up urine stains immediately with a damp cloth, then go over the spot with the detergent solution recommended for rugs in the list of stain-removing materials. For medicines, if the formula indicates that the medicine contains iron, use the directions given for iron rust stains. Wash out sugary medicine stains with soap and water or detergent. For medicines dissolved in alcohol, sponge the stain with alcohol. Use the alcohol solution for the mercurochrome stains. Iodine stains and arnica can be removed using denatured alcohol.
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