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How to get feces stains out of sheets

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.

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

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

  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. 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.

  6. Tip

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

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Things You'll Need

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

About the Author

Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.

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