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I am trying to remove these dark ink stains around my toilet from wet jeans that were drying on the shower bar. Even though I cleaned up the blue water right away it still stained the floor. I tried bleach, baking soda, liquid Ajax cleanser, laundry detergent, and now ammonia which is very strong, but it is removing some of it. I also have yellow stains from Mr. Clean on the lino as well. I read here that acetone might work so I'm gonna try nail polish remover next.
Does anyone have any ideas of what will work to remove these stains permanently? I rent and I am now moving and prefer not be charged for these stains. Thanks!
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Linoleum and vinyl flooring are different and require different solutions. I believe most floor coverings today are vinyl.
I am 82 years old so I have seen many stains of this nature.
1. Saturate any stains on the linoleum with full-strength white vinegar or a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice/or vinegar (made into a paste). Allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
2.Wipe the vinegar with a cloth. If the stains are still noticeable, apply more solution and sprinkle a layer of baking soda on top of it. Allow it to sit for five minutes.
3.Scrub the stains with a damp sponge or scrub brush or a non-abrasive scrubbie. Wipe the floor with a damp cloth or towel to remove any baking soda residue and dry it with a towel.
I have heard of mineral spirits and acetone (nail polish remover) being used but I am not familiar with these solutions.
I have also read/hear that ammonia and Mr. Clean would eventually turn the surface yellow.
I have used Soft Scrub (the kind with Bleach) and also Oxyclean powder (made into a paste) on many surfaces and it did a good job. If trying this, let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then scrub it with a non-abrasive scrubbie.
Be sure to rinse with warm water and dry with soft rags.
I have an old linoleum floor in the bathroom with grayish stains in most walked on areas. I clean the floor with white vinegar/water solution which does not get the stain out. What can I use to get this stain out? It is about a 30 yr old floor.
I sprayed Dow Scrubbing Bubbles on it, and that got up quite a bit of the stain. My next thing was going to be chlorine (White wall tire cleaner; which btw, works great on white athletic shoes).
I have print and dye stains on the kitchen lino floor from wet carrier bags and newspapers when the floor got damp. How can I remove them?