Remove Calamine Lotions Stains

With summers fast approach many have begun to hike and wander the great outdoors leaving them wondering how to remove calamine lotions stains. Calamine lotion really sooths the skin when you have poison ivy or poison sumac, but it can be a mess to clean up when you get its stains on your clothes and carpet. To remove the calamine lotions stains you will need to treat the stain as soon as possible.

Remove Calamine Lotion Stains

Remove Calamine Lotions Stains from Clothing

what you will need:

  • Pretreatment laundry stain remover
  • Heavy duty liquid detergent
  • Chlorine Bleach or Oxygen bleach
  • Dry cleaning solvent
  • Paper towels

There are not that many steps needed to remove calamine lotions stains from your clothing, but it can be a pain to clean if left for too long. Like most stains it is much easier to remove the calamine stain when treated right away.

  1. When beginning to remove the calamine lotions stains you will need to make sure that you have purchased a pretreatment product that will properly treat the calamine lotions stains. These types of stains are normally of a greasier nature and aerosol products normally work the best.
  2. Apply the pretreatment laundry stain remover directly on the calamine lotions stains. 
  3. Allow the pretreatment laundry stain remover to sit for about 1 minute for the pretreatment to penetrate the fibers and release the stain.
  4. If you notice the stain is a little more stubborn than most you can apply heavy duty liquid detergent directly to the stain. Rub the detergent into the stain with your fingers or by rubbing the fabric together.
  5. Immediately launder the garment as you normally would.
  6. Inspect the garment. If the color stain remains you will need to soak the fabric in a bucket of one part liquid chlorine bleach (if safe for the fabric) or oxygen bleach (for all other fabrics) to one part water.
  7. Allow the garment to soak for about 15 minutes.
  8. Wash as you normally would.
  9. Inspect the fabric. If the stain remains move on to step 10.
  10. Place a paper towel on a counter and then place the front of the stain on said paper towel.
  11. Next, apply a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent to the back of the stain.
  12. Blot the dry-cleaning solvent into the calamine lotion stains with a clean paper towel. You will continue to blot the stain until the dry-cleaning solvent is absorbed.
  13. Allow the stained area to dry. Then rinse the stain.
  14. Inspect the area. If the stain remains repeat steps 10-13 until the stain has been removed.
  15. Wash the garment as you normally would.

Remove Calamine Lotions Stains from Carpet

What you will need:

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Dull knife
  • Paper towel
  • Detergent
  • Hydrogen peroxide

There are many health benefits to using calamine lotions on your skin. Many people only use it if they have a rash or poison ivy, but you can use it to help with acne as well. Because there are so many uses for the calamine lotions the stains seem to pop up all over your house. When calamine lotions stain your carpet you will need follow the steps below.

  1. If the calamine lotions stain is fresh try blotting it with a paper towel to remove any of the excess calamine lotions. If the stain is dry you can remove the excess calamine lotion by gently scraping it with a dull knife.
  2. Wet a clean white paper towel with rubbing alcohol.
  3. Blot the stain until the color stain has been removed. The stain should be transferred to the paper towel. If you have a big stain you can change the paper towel and rubbing alcohol as often as you need. Be careful to not over soak the carpet with the rubbing alcohol. It will dry out the latex in the backing of the carpet.
  4. Inspect the carpet. If the calamine lotion stain remains you can move on to step 5, but if the stain has been removed stop. You do not want to over clean.
  5. Mix a solution of 1/4 teaspoon hand dishwashing detergent and 1 quart of water. This will create the detergent needed to remove the stain. 
  6. Apply a small amount of detergent to the stained area. Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the carpet with a clean white paper towel. 
  7. Continue to apply detergent and blot the stain until you can no longer remove any more or the stain has been completely removed.
  8. Once you feel the stain is has been removed flush the stained area with clean cold water. This will remove any of the remaining cleaning agents left on the carpet.
  9. Blot up the moisture from flushing the carpet.
  10. Once the moisture is removed you will need to spray the calamine lotions stains with clean cold water. This time do not blot the carpet dry.
  11. Apply a clean paper towel to the wet area on the carpet and then place a heavy object over the top of it.
  12. Allow the wet area to dry.
  13. Inspect the area. If the stain has been removed you can vacuum the carpet to make it look as good as new.