How to get feces stains out of sheets

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How to get feces stains out of sheets
A poopy diaper is one of the many ways poop can end up on your sheets. (Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Everybody poops. From adults to children to the family pet, pooping extracts waste from your body and is a healthy and normal bodily function. Unfortunately, accidents can happen and will faeces ends up on sheets an unpleasant and smelly stain will occur. Faeces stains can become permanent with improper removal. However, you can help prevent faeces stains on sheets by removing the excrement and treating the area as soon as possible.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • Plastic bag
  • Washing powder
  • Prewash stain treatment
  • Bleach

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  1. 1

    Remove the excess faeces off the sheets with several paper towels. Discard the soiled paper towels in a plastic bag and secure the bag close. Place the plastic bag in an outside rubbish bin.

  2. 2

    Fill a clean bathtub with cool water. Add 1/4 cup of washing powder in the cool water and mix with your hand.

  3. 3

    Submerge the sheets in the bathtub. Agitate the sheet and water with your hand mimicking the motion of a washing machine.

  4. 4

    Drain the water from the bathtub and squeeze out the excess liquid from the sheet. Apply a prewash stain treatment directly to any lingering faeces stains. Let sit for 15 minutes.

  5. 5

    Launder the sheets in cool water with 1/4 cup of washing powder and 1 cup of chlorine bleach. Use colour-safe bleach or oxygen bleach for sheets that are not white in colour.

Tips and warnings

  • Refrain from laundering faeces stains in warm water. The heat can set the stain in.

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