Are you tired of dealing with stubborn dodo stains on your child's clothing? Look no further! In this guide, we'll walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to effectively and efficiently remove those unsightly marks, leaving your child's garments looking as good as new. So don't let a little accident ruin your day, read on to learn the best methods for tackling those tough dodo stains.
Typically appear as brown or dark brown colored stains, often with a semi-solid or solid consistency when fresh
Hot (120° to 140°F)
RATIONALE FOR WATER TEMP
Hot water helps to remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated on the fabric.
The Science Behind Dodo Stains
Dodo stains occur when the pigments in feces come into contact with fabric fibers. These pigments, called feces or fecal pigments, are made up of a mixture of bile, bilirubin, and other substances that are excreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder before being released into the intestines. When these pigments come into contact with fabric fibers, they can bind to the fibers and create a stain that is difficult to remove. Additionally, the presence of bacteria in feces can also contribute to the staining of clothes. The bacteria can cause a chemical reaction with the fabric fibers, which can lead to discoloration and staining.
As soon as possible, remove any excess dodo from the fabric with a dull knife or spoon.
Pre-treat the stain with enzyme laundry detergent. Follow the instructions on the product for the recommended amount to use.
Soak the garment in a mixture of cool water and white vinegar for 30 minutes.
Create a paste of baking soda and water, and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
Rinse the garment in cool water.
In a spray bottle, mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice. Spray the mixture on the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Wash the garment in warm water using an oxygen bleach powder and your regular laundry detergent. Check the care label for the garment for the appropriate water temperature.
If the stain remains, apply a laundry stain remover spray and wash again following the care label instructions
Note: Always check the care label instructions of the garment before attempting to remove the stain and before washing the garment. Also, it's recommended to test the products on a small inconspicuous area of the fabric before using them on the stain.
Dodo stains occur when pigments and bacteria in feces bind to fabric fibers. To remove the stains, use enzyme laundry detergent, white vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice, oxygen bleach, and laundry stain remover spray. Soak, pre-treat, and wash the garment following the instructions and care label instructions. Always test the products on a small inconspicuous area of the fabric before using them on the stain.
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About The Writer
Marcene Livn has worked in the cleaning industry for more than a decade. Her specialty is stain removal. From everyday spills to tough, set-in stains, Marcene's methods and knowledge are unmatched.