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Old 04-15-07, 03:58 PM
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Linoleum floor stain help

[dummyhat] So in the midst of my weekend yard duties I finally got to fertilize the grass. I had a tiny bit of left of Scott's w/Halts Crab grass preventer (yeah the yellow stuff) left over that had gotten a bit damp. I put it in a trash bag and was going to toss it in the kitchen trash. I sat it beside the trashcan on the floor yesterday to do something else and forgot about it. Well today I go to take out the trash and I see it. My stomach fell apart before I even picked it up. Yep there is a 8"x4" stain beside the trashcan. I've tried a brillo pad, mean green, and a few other useless products. Besides patching the spot can anyone recommend anything I could try to get the stain out?

Go ahead and give me my lashing. I definitely deserve these.

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Bleach?

Rinse well afterwards. I'm not sure even that would work.
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just move the garbage can over a little bit to cover up the stain
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
just move the garbage can over a little bit to cover up the stain


I wish I could, but it would drive me nuts knowing it was there. Ok it would drive the missus nuts.
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I would try a few things and hope that one of them works. Apply to a small spot and check the effect first before spreading it all over the stain. First is an oxidizer solution such as hydrogen peroxide (you can get it at a pharmacy). Next is a dog/cat urine cleaner that you get from a per store.

If that doesn't work, try diamond. It might not fix the stain, but the missus will be happy
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Oxyclean.
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Staining Note: Can cause staining to cement, stone, metallic surfaces (such as automobiles and garden furniture), and clothing or shoes. If contact occurs, brush off particles to prevent staining and/or unwanted tracking into the house. If necessary, rinse off with water.

Well, if it can stain the above items, I think you better get used to the stain or get new flooring. They only seem to mention outdoor items, I guess they didnt think anyone would take it indoors.

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Some lino cleaning products here: http://www.armstrong.com/resflram/na...us/fc_list.asp

(Presumably the surface would need to be re-sealed if the cleaning processed stripped it down a few layers).
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Originally Posted by ernestrp
Staining Note: Can cause staining to cement, stone, metallic surfaces (such as automobiles and garden furniture), and clothing or shoes. If contact occurs, brush off particles to prevent staining and/or unwanted tracking into the house. If necessary, rinse off with water.

Well, if it can stain the above items, I think you better get used to the stain or get new flooring. They only seem to mention outdoor items, I guess they didnt think anyone would take it indoors.

Now you know where all those weird warnings come from. Someone from Scott's will read this and it'll be on next year's warning.
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Everything you have, all at once. If one cleaning product is good, a bunch of them should be great. Toss some gasoline in there as well. Set it all on fire if all else fails. That'll be fun.
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If all else fails try some soft+scrub or plain old kitchen cleanser. Becareful with the kitchen cleanser it will probably wear off the finish....
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Originally Posted by ANDREMIKE
If all else fails try some soft+scrub or plain old kitchen cleanser. Becareful with the kitchen cleanser it will probably wear off the finish....
Do you mean like all purpose cleanser?

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