How to Remove Poop Stains from Wood
Carpets and clothing can be difficult to remove poop stains from because of the way that fabric is put together. Wood floors can be a bit simpler to eliminate the stains from, especially because it’s harder for them to set into it. This, of course, is dependent on how long it has been since the fecal matter was deposited, but overall, it’s a much simpler process.
What You Will Need
- Enzyme cleaner or mixture of dishwasher detergent and water
- Soft-bristle rbush
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Paper towel
- Baking soda
- After you’ve put on some rubber gloves and removed the fecal matter from the area, assess the damage. If the finish on your floor is good, there may not be any problems at all. But, if the floor has some scratches, you’ll have to take more action to get the poop out of the nooks and crannies.
- Spray the area with enzyme cleaner (if you have it) or a mixture of a couple of drops of dishwasher detergent in some warm water. Wait several minutes and then use a soft-bristle brush to scrub the area. If there is no stain after the wood dries, then you’re done.
- If there’s a bit of staining, take hydrogen peroxide (3%) and gently pat it into the stain using a paper towel. Wait 5 minutes between applications, check if the stain is fading, and then apply more if it has not.
- After the stain is mostly gone, sprinkle baking soda over the area to pull up any of the excess fecal matter or staining, let it sit overnight, and your wood floor should look as good as new.