I spilled Wilton black on my beautiful maple floor!! I wiped it up immediately and it left a bright pink stain behind. It's a huge stain. Any ideas how to get it out? I tried bleach and Murphy's Oil. Anything else?
I have figured out that a good smear of Crisco helps get the stains out of my counter, and even a touch of Dawn does too. Is your floor finished wood?
I would call a flooring place asap and ask. I will search web now for answer. yiukes thats terrible
Tried Dawn. No luck. I'll give Crisco a whirl. Anything else?
No luck with Crisco either. It's right smack in the middle of the floor too.
I found this online....
Scroll down on this one, there are a bunch of q&a
sorry that was carpet see if this helps
Protein Stains Foods, Beverages, and Urine
Protein stains can become seemingly commonplace on wood floors, particularly if you have children and/or pets. The first step with a protein-based stain is to cleanse the floor thoroughly with a mild detergent and warm water. This will allow you to clear off the worst of the staining material. If any stain remains, rub the stain with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol to lift out the stain. If you still cant get all of the stain, try a commercial wood cleaner that can be found at your local home improvement store; be sure to ask a flooring specialist for the right cleaner for your wood.
Greasy and Oily Stains
Since wood floors are porous surfaces, grease and oil can penetrate and cause a lasting stain very quickly. Its important to act immediately to prevent permanent damage to the wood. For kitchen grease, immediately put ice on the spill. Then once the grease has coagulated, scrape up with a dull knife. For oils, as soon as the spill is discovered, blot up as much of the stained area as possible with paper towel or newspaper. Place a cloth soaked in wood cleaning solvent (available from your local home improvement store) on the stain and let sit for 5 minutes. Wipe away, and clean as necessary.
Crayons and Markers
If you bundle of joy decided to show you that shes a budding Picasso across your maple entryway, all is not lost. For crayons, simply head to your bathroom and grab your tube of toothpaste. Gently rub the crayon markings with a damp cloth and some toothpaste. Be sure to wipe any residual off with a clean damp cloth and then dry thoroughly. If for some reason the crayon markings remain, try Goo Gone, a commercial product that can work wonders for crayons and other grease-based stains like lipstick.
For markers, things can be a bit trickier. If the marker has penetrated into the wood, you may be facing the need to refinish that area. However, most wood floor finishes are strong enough to keep the marker from reaching the wood itself. Try a commercial solvent like Goof Off, which should remove the marker marks without destroying the finish (always check in an inconspicuous area first, of course).
Enjoy your beautiful hard wood floor knowing that, should a stain occur, you can quickly and easily take care of it without causing any permanent damage.
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Well I tried nail polish remover. One of the sites said that would be ok with a finished wood. I think it lightened up the biggest stain but doesn't seem to have touched the little spots. I tried Murphy's Oil with a scrubber, bleach and Dawn. Sigh. Thanks so much ladies. I appreciate it! Keep any other suggestions coming.
I have had luck using the airbrush cleaner on my stains, also mr. Clean sponges and elbvow grease.
Windex works wonders on food coloring. When you get it on your hands dont use water use windex then wash with water. For some reason if you use water first it wont work. I use windex on my counters and floors if I spill food coloring and it takes it right off.
There are some fairly potent stain removers, but I have no idea if what is available in Canada (where I am) is available elsewhere? I've used Goo Gone on my exterior siding to remove deck stain from 10 or more years before.
You could also try a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, mix into a paste and let it sit for a few, then clean it up. I know that works on clothing, but I can't promise results on floors.
It is likely that the stain has penetrated your wood, and I have no idea if using a strong chemical would harm the finish, I am amazed that nail polish remover didn't harm it! I think if I was in that situation, I would call a professional floor person in...
I really hope you get the stain out.
What about Mr. Clean Magic Eraser?
Try one of those Magic Erasers. I got red permenant marker off my wood kitchen table. Good luck I know it's frustrating.
I've always taken put marker off my wood floor and furniture using Baking soda and alcohol. Magic eraser didn't help at all.
I'm writing it all down! I tried several things last night and managed to lighten the stain a bit but it's still there (along with about 15 little spots where the food coloring splattered). Sigh. Thanks to everyone. I'm going to try the baking soda/peroxide and if that doesn't work, I'll go get some Goo Gone, Magic Eraser and the rest! Thanks so much.
I'm not sure what the dye is actually made out of, but ethanol dissolves inks and dyes. Everclear or similar is what I use, and you may have some around for mixing with powdered food colorings anyway.
I read this to my DH - he said to try starting fluid, saturate the area well with it - when he was a mechanic that took ink stains out of about anything.....BE CAREFUL - ventilate the room very well, and make sure there are NO OPEN FLAMES anywhere. I hope you can get it out - good luck.
Geez I'm surprised your floor hasn't dissolved by now. But when the smoke clears from the last try, here's another one--I've never used it on wood--so test first--try it at your own risk--I would always put a spot of dishwaher liquid on my counter to erase food color stains. I let it set on there for a while--I might have to reapply but usually it got it out the first time.
When I worked for Williams Sonoma they taught that dishwasher soap contains paint remover so it's a thought for you. They said that's why your glass glasses wear away and get dingey after many washings.
Other than that I see a beautiful new decorative medallion in the center of your lovely floor.
So sorry that happened!
Geez I'm surprised your floor hasn't dissolved by now. But when the smoke clears from the last try.......!
I am sorry, I had to laugh at that one......desperate times call for desperate measures!!!
Still hoping you get it out!
soft scrub with magic eraser would be one to try