Bleach Stain Removal Solutions




This is your step by step guide to bleach stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery.

As you deal with different types of spots, you will come across different types of bleach. The ironic thing is that when you attempt to get rid of a stain using bleach, there are occasions when a new stain can be created by the bleaching agent itself.

Below are solutions on how to remove bleach stains from clothes & fabrics and removing bleach stains from carpets & upholstery.


Description: A chemical agent that makes things white or colorless. Bleach stains are one of the most paradoxical, because they’re usually acquired when cleaning or when working to remove another stain. A popular brand of bleach in the United States is Clorox.

Bleach stain removalSince there is always laundry to do, and since there are many stubborn stains that are best treated with bleach, bleach stains may present themselves at any time of year.

Bleach is a dangerous substance that can stain in any number of ways, in any number of areas. If using the bleach as a spot cleaner, you may find that it has removed more than just the color of the offending stain. If you are bleaching an entire load of laundry, chances for accidentally staining socks, colored T-shirts, or a stray pair of pants increase. Because bleach is often sold in large jugs, it tends to splatter when being poured, often staining shirts or pants.


Bleach Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics

Solution 1:

1. Mix 1 tablespoon of sodium thiosulfate with one cup of warm water.

2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the sodium thiosulfate solution.

3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.

5. Launder.

Solution 2:

1. Rinse the back of the stain immediately and thoroughly with cold water to neutralize the acid.

2. Place the garment on an absorbent cloth and sponge well with ammonia, starting from the outside of the stain’s edge. (If treating stains on wool or silk, dilute ammonia with an equal amount of cold water to remove bleach stains.)

3. Replace cloth underneath as it becomes saturated.

4. If ammonia is not available, substitute a baking soda paste, mixing baking soda and water at a ratio of approximately 3 to 1. Rub onto stain.

5. Rinse well.

6. Repeat as needed.

7. Launder according to garment label.


Bleach Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery

Solution 1:

1. Mix 1 tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.

2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.

3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.

5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with the solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

6. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

Solution 2:

1. Sponge the stain immediately with cold water to remove as much acid as possible.

2. Mix baking soda and water to make a paste at a ratio of approximately 3 to 1 and scrub into stain with an old toothbrush, then let dry.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have removed as much stain as possible.

4. Vacuum.

Have you reached bleach stain removal success? I hope so!


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