How can I clean stains caused by cleaning liquid?
December 27, 2014 11:56 AM   Subscribe

I spilled some Kaboom on my toilet seat cover. How can I get the stain out?

I was using some Kaboom to clean my toilet a few weeks back. I left the bottle on the back of my toilet and the cat knocked it over. There is now a purplish lavender stain on my toilet seat cover and I can't seem to get it out. Please help!
posted by reenum to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
My two go-to's for stains that seem unremoveable on hard surfaces are Barkeeper's Friend and Magic Erasers.
posted by cecic at 12:01 PM on December 27, 2014

It may seem counterintuitive, but a hair of the dog strategy might work. Use the Kaboom to clean the Kaboom stain!
posted by Hermione Granger at 12:02 PM on December 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

Is this a plastic or wooden toilet seat? If so, then a mild abrasive like baking soda or Barkeeper's Friend will work.

If it's a fuzzy ruggy thing...try OxyClean.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 12:05 PM on December 27, 2014

Oh you said COVER, I thought you meant the actual toilet seat. Ignore my suggestion.
posted by Hermione Granger at 12:08 PM on December 27, 2014

Is it porcelain? Mix equal parts white vinegar and cream of tartar, make a paste, apply to stain. I cleaned a ceramic sink with a similar mixture substituting hydrogen peroxide for the white vinegar.
posted by Rob Rockets at 3:00 PM on December 27, 2014

It may not be a stain, but rather it has been bleached. You won't be able to "get out" a spot where dye has been removed -- the dye is gone. You can try to dye it with an appropriate dye for the material.
posted by freezer cake at 3:26 PM on December 30, 2014

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