It’s hard to imagine a world without bleach in it. It keeps your whites looking as good as they did on day one, disinfects, gets rid of mold and mildew, and even keeps your fresh-cut flowers looking bright and perky for longer.
Unfortunately, if it lands on the wrong garment or fabric, it causes permanent stains. It strips away the dye leaving behind an unsightly discolored patch.
If you accidentally splashed bleach on your carpet, upholstery, or colored clothes, the good news is – you might be able to salvage it. Without further ado, here’s how to get rid of bleach stains.
Check out these detailed articles about different bleach catastrophes:
- How to Get Rid Of Yellow Bleach Stains from White Clothes
- How to Get Rid of Bleach Stains from Colored Clothes
- How to Get Rid Of Bleach Stains from Carpet
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our readers.
Why does bleach turn white shoes yellow?
What most people aren’t aware of is that bleach contains a yellow dye. If you use more than what’s required, this yellow dye can cause your white shoes to turn yellow.
How can I get yellow bleach stains off the toilet seat?
In a spray bottle, add roughly 5 ounces of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Spray the bleach-stained toilet seat with a generous amount of the substance and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. This allows it to permeate the yellow bleach stains. Use a nylon scrub brush to scrub the surface of the seat until its original color is restored. Repeat the process 2-3 more times for best results.
Is a bleach stain permanent?
Unfortunately, it is. As soon as chlorine bleach comes into contact with a fabric, it strips it of the color/dye. Removing a bleach spot has more to do with restoring its color as opposed to getting rid of the actual stain.