Removing urine stains from clothes

Removing Urine Stains with Vinegar

You Will Need:

  • Large bowl or bucket (large enough to fit the clothing piece)
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Hot water (cold water for delicate fabrics)

The Cleaning Process:

Whenever you are using a new cleaning solution, it is important to test a small, hidden area of the piece first to make sure that it does not damage the material or change the colorings.

  1. Fill the container with two parts hot/cold water, depending on the durability of the fabric, and one part vinegar.
  2. Place the stained piece into the solution and allow it to soak for up to 45 minutes.
  3. Remove and rinse thoroughly.
  4. Wash as usual.
  5. Allow the fabric to air dry until you are sure the stain is gone as the heat from the dryer will set the stain and make it virtually impossible to remove.
  6. If the stain persists, repeat the above steps.

Removing Urine Stains with Ammonia

You Will Need:

  • Large bowl or bucket (large enough to fit the clothing piece)
  • Ammonia
  • Cold water

The Cleaning Process:

Whenever you are using a new cleaning solution, it is important to test a small, hidden area of the piece first to make sure that it does not damage the material or change the colorings.

  1. To create the mixture for this treatment, you will add 1 teaspoon of ammonia for each half cup of water.
  2. Place the stained piece into the solution and allow it to soak for up to 45 minutes.
  3. Remove and rinse thoroughly.
  4. Wash as usual.
  5. Allow the fabric to air dry until you are sure the stain is gone as the heat from the dryer will set the stain and make it virtually impossible to remove.
  6. If the stain persists, repeat the above steps.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • If the stain is light, you may be able to add a half-cup of apple cider vinegar to the wash cycle and launder as usual.
  • There are cleaners available that are designed specifically for pet urine. These can be found online, or at your local pet store.

— original source: http://www.howtocleanstuff.net

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