Soot Stains

How Do You Remove Soot Stains

How Do You Remove Soot Stains

Contents

– Removing a soot stain from leather

– Removing a soot stain from fabric or clothing

– Cleaning a soot stain from wood

– Removing a soot stain from a floor or wall

– Removing a soot stain from a smooth surface

– Cleaning soot stains from metal

– Removing a stain from stone

– List of detergents to remove soot stains

Soot is a deceptive stain. The first instinct would be to wash the stain with water or soap. But this would be a mistake because soot spreads when it comes into contact with water.

To remove a soot stain, use talcum powder and add bleach if the surface allows it.

Removing a soot stain from leather

Soap and water are not necessary.

To remove a soot stain from leather upholstery:

– Sprinkle with talcum powder.

– Leave overnight: the talc will loosen the soot.

– Remove the talc with a vacuum cleaner or a brush.

On suede

– Pour flour on the stain.

– Wait for the mixture to soak in.

– Brush to remove impurities.

On nubuck

– Put talcum powder on the stained area.

– After waiting a few minutes, sweep up the powder.

Removing a soot stain from fabric or clothing

To choose the right detergent to remove a soot stain from a garment, first, check the composition of the fabric.

On a synthetic fabric

– Dab F-gasoline on the stain with a cloth.

– Sprinkle with montmorillonite.

– Leave to soak for about 1 hour.

– Pick up the residue with a brush.

On cotton

– Rub the stain with an abrasive sponge soaked in scouring powder.

– Finish this treatment with a cotton pad moistened with diluted bleach.

– Wash with clean water.

On jeans

– Apply talcum powder to the stain.

– Wait for the detergent to soak into the stain.

– Use a soft brush to remove the residue.

On linen

– Scrub the stain with a used toothbrush soaked in scouring powder.

– Dab the remainder with a cloth soaked in bleach.

– Rinse.

On silk

– Prepare a bath of warm soapy water with ammonia.

– Squeeze the stain gently with your finger until it is dissolved.

– Rinse with vinegar water.

On satin

– Apply talcum powder to the stain.

– After a few minutes, brush the powder away.

On velvet

– Sprinkle montmorillonite on the stain.

– Let it soak in.

– Brush to remove the powder.

– If any traces remain, gently rub them off with a sheet of sandpaper.

On wool

– Pour talcum powder on the stain.

– Leave it on for a few moments.

– Sweep off the talcum powder.

– If this treatment fails:

◦ Prepare a bath of water, soap, and ammonia.

◦ Immerse the wool in the bath.

◦ Then rub it with a wet cloth.

◦ Then apply a thick, dry cloth.

◦ Place the wool on a hanger and let it dry on the hanging hanger at room temperature.

Tip: To remove a soot stain from wool in the best condition, take it to a professional cleaner.

On goat or sheep hair or skin

– Place coarse salt on the stain.

– Let it soak in.

– Remove the stain stuck to the salt with a vacuum cleaner.

On natural fur

– Sprinkle talcum powder with ammonia on the stain.

– The powder becomes embedded in the stain.

– Brush gently and in the direction of the hair to remove the residue.

On synthetic fur

– Apply talcum powder to the stain.

– Brush off the talcum powder.

– If the stain remains, rub it with a cloth soaked in ammonia soap.

– Don’t forget to rinse!

Note: if this doesn’t work, take your garment to the dry cleaner.

On waxed fabric

Dab a tissue soaked in turpentine on the stain.

Cleaning a soot stain on wood

You may need to reapply a protective coating to the wood (paint, wax) after removing a soot stain.

On white wood

– Vacuum the soot as much as possible.

– Sprinkle with montmorillonite.

– Wait a moment.

– Sweep it all off with a broom.

– If there are still traces, gently wipe with a ball of steel wool.

On waxed wood

Most of the dirt will come off when vacuumed.

For the rest:

– Apply montmorillonite.

– Let it work, then brush.

– Wax, if necessary. 

– Finish this treatment with a sheet of sandpaper.

On painted wood

– Vacuum the stain.

– Pour talcum powder.

– Wait a few minutes.

– Sweep up the detergent.

– If the stain persists, erase it with a steel wool brush.

On teak

– Vacuum the dirt.

– Sand with a square of sandpaper.

Removing a soot stain from a floor or wall

Soot Stains

Got a soot stain on a floor or wall? Here’s how to remove it.

On natural fibers (sea rush, jute, coir) or sisal

– Sprinkle the stain with coarse salt.

– Wait several hours.

– Vacuum.

On carpeting

– Pour coarse salt on the stain.

– Leave on for 12 hours.

– Vacuum up.

Caution: do not attempt to brush the stain!

On lino

– Run a clean eraser over the stain.

– If this is not enough, dab the stain with a cotton pad moistened with acetone.

On tiles

– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in black soap.

– Wash with clear water.

On cement or concrete

– Pour talcum powder on the area to be treated.

– Let it work.

– Scrub with a quack brush dipped in diluted baking soda.

– Remove with a pressure washer if you have one.

On terracotta or brick

– Vacuum the dirt.

– If there are still traces, scrub them with a quack brush soaked in baking soda.

Another effective detergent is scouring powder.

On wallpaper

– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in a mixture of ammonia, dishwashing liquid, and bleach.

– Change the cloth as soon as it is dirty.

– Rinse.

Another effective detergent is hydrogen peroxide.

Removing a soot stain from a smooth floor

Removing a soot stain from smooth upholstery sometimes requires powerful products. Protect your hands by wearing gloves and opening windows when using these products.

On plastic or rubber

Rub the stain with a cotton cloth soaked in white spirit.

On glass, glass, crystal

– Soak a sheet of newspaper in cold wood ash.

– Rub the stain with the sheet until it is clean.

Another effective detergent is an oven cleaner (without caustic soda).

On ceramics, earthenware, porcelain, or enamel

– Dip a wet piece of newspaper in cold ashes from a fireplace, for example.

– Rub the stain with the paper.

Another effective detergent is an oven cleaner (without caustic soda).

Cleaning a soot stain on metal

Here’s how to remove a soot stain from metal.

On stainless steel

Rub the stain with an abrasive sponge dipped in diluted scouring powder.

On copper

– Soak the copper in a mixture of lye and ammonia.

– Scrub the stain with a used toothbrush.

– Soap.

– Wash with clean water.

On brass

– Immerse the brass object in a solution of ammonia and lye diluted in water.

– Rub the stain with a sponge.

– Then, immerse the object in soap and water.

– Rinse off.

Removing a stain from stone

To clean a soot stain from stone:

– Brush with a bit of scouring powder.

– Apply a little pure bleach (with gloves) with a clean cloth.

– Sponge.

On marble

– Vacuum it.

– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in diluted soda crystals.

On stoneware

– Rub the stain with a damp sponge moistened with baking soda.

– If the stain remains, add soda crystals to the detergent

Another effective detergent is scouring powder.

On granite

– Vacuum the dirt.

– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in scouring powder.

– If traces remain, treat them with diluted soda crystals.

Another effective detergent is baking soda.

List of detergents to remove soot stains

– Baby powder: $3/300 g

– montmorillonite: from $4.50/500 g

– Cans of bleach: $1.50/2 liters

– Sachet of soda crystals: $4/500 g

– Bag of wheat flour: $1.40/kg

– F-gasoline: $6/litre

– Scouring powder: $1/kg

– Sandpaper: $0.50/sheet

– Steel wool/iron wool brushes: $2

– Table salt: $4/200 g

– Soap: $1/piece

– Liquid black soap: $1/30 g

– Acetone: $5/litre

– Hydrogen peroxide: $6/litre

– White spirit: $3.50/liter

– Turpentine: $15/litre

– Ammonia: $1.50/litre

– White vinegar: $1/litre

Note: prices are given as an indication.

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