How to Remove Yellow Stains Out of Linoleum Flooring Method 1: Sunlight
What you will need:
This method of removing yellow stains from your linoleum flooring is a little radical and hard to believe it could really work. What you need to know is a lack of sunlight causes your linoleum flooring to yellow. With this great insight continue reading for one of the easiest ways to remove yellow stains from your linoleum floors.
- Remove any rugs from your floor. The rugs block the light and cause ugly yellow stains to form under and around the rugs.
- Once the rugs have been removed allow the sun to shine in on the stained linoleum. Exposure time will differ depending on how long the rugs have remained in one place on your floor. The longer the rug was on the floor the longer you will need to expose the area with sunlight.
- Once the yellowed part of the linoleum begins to look the same as the rest of the floor you can replace your rugs.
- To prevent further yellowing of your linoleum floors ensure you expose the covered parts of the floor with sunlight. This will lessen the chance the stain will happen again.
How to Remove Yellow Stains From Linoleum Flooring Method 2: Baking soda
What you will need:
- Baking soda
- Soft cloth
If method 1: sunlight did not work to remove the yellow stains from your linoleum flooring you can use this next method. Like the most stains it is much easier to remove a stain on linoleum when you can treat the stain right away.
- To begin this method of stain removal, remove any rugs from the floor.
- Next, sweep or vacuum any dust near the yellow stain.
- Wet the entire stained area with clean water.
- Do not dry the water. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the yellowed part of the linoleum.
- Allow the baking soda to sit for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Using a damp cloth wipe away the baking soda.
- Inspect the area. If the stain remains repeat steps 3 through 6. Don't be alarmed if you need to repeat this method several times.
- Once the stain has been removed use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe away the remaining baking soda.
- Periodically clean your linoleum floor with baking soda to keep the yellowing stains from coming back.