Hydrogen Peroxide Stain
This is your step by step guide to hydrogen peroxide stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery.
Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used as a stain remover, similar to bleach, to take out color and sanitize surfaces. Paradoxically, hydrogen peroxide can also cause stains.
Below are solutions on how to remove hydrogen peroxide stains from clothes & fabrics and removing hydrogen peroxide stains from carpets & upholstery.
Description: A viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used in aqueous solutions as a mild disinfectant and in strong concentrations as an oxidant in rocket fuels. There’s nothing better for use on a cut or scrape than hydrogen peroxide, even though it stings when applied. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural healer – it must be present in the body for the immune system to function properly. White blood cells produce it as the first line of defense against toxins, parasites, bacteria, viruses, and yeast.
Since there is no prescribed time of year for mishaps resulting in skin abrasions, there is no set season when removing hydrogen peroxide stains is more likely. The exception might be summer, when the number of cuts and scrapes may rise with the temperature, since shorts are worn and children play outside more at that time.
When treating a scrape on the knee with the stuff, the rolled up cuffs of pant legs or the hems of shorts will be most affected by this stain. When hair dye is unavailable, hydrogen peroxide works to bleach hair. In this instance, you may have to remove hydrogen peroxide stains from the collar area of whatever type of shirt is worn during the dyeing process.
Hydrogen Peroxide Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics
1. Rinse the back of the stain thoroughly as soon as possible 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. Replace cloth underneath as it becomes saturated. (If treating stains on wool or silk, dilute ammonia with an equal amount of cold water.) If ammonia is not available, substitute a baking soda paste, mixing baking soda and water at a ratio of approximately 3 to 1. Rub into stain.
3. Rinse well.
4. Repeat as needed.
5. Launder according to garment label.
Hydrogen Peroxide Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery
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.
Have you reached hydrogen peroxide stain removal success? I hope so!
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