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Pet Stains

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by MissQueenie, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. MissQueenie

    MissQueenie Practically Family

    I recently purchased a gorgeous vintage down and rayon satin comforter…only to come home one day to a kitty “accident” on it. Luckily there is no staining, but the smell is terrible…I have a great product I’ve used in the past (Nature’s Miracle), but it is mostly isopropyl alcohol and I’m terrified it will destroy the satin (or the down). The same company also makes a laundry detergent, which I have used in the past (though the alcohol stuff works better)…I know the cleaner will say they could get a stain out but not the odor.

    So, what should I do? Soak the spot with the alcohol treatment? Try soaking the entire quilt in a soapy tub using the special detergent?

    The stain is on the older side, maybe 2 weeks, because I’ve been hemming and hawing over what the heck I should do about it. Advice, warnings, and moral support are welcome!
  2. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Id put it in a plastic sealed container covered in baking soda for a few days. Check it to see about the smell, and replace the soda as needed.

  3. Daisy Buchanan

    Daisy Buchanan My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I would do the same thing. Or, instead of baking soda, you could use clumping kitty litter with baking soda in it. This works for various odors, not just kitty accidents. Hmf, if they weren't so darn cute, cuddly and furry!
  4. MissQueenie

    MissQueenie Practically Family

    So just cover the comforter with dry baking soda? My concern is that I'm not actually *cleaning* the comforter, especially the feathers inside (eeew)...

    Seriously, cats and vintage are sometimes just a bad combo.
  5. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Soda (dry) will do nothing to the comforter. It will nutralize the odor and the feathers will be fine, heck maybe even better, smell wise at least :)

  6. MissQueenie

    MissQueenie Practically Family

    Awesome. I will give it a whirl!

    Now...where on earth can I get that much baking soda?? ;) Smart and Final here I come!
  7. LolitaHaze

    LolitaHaze Call Me a Cab

    I used to wash kitty accidents in vinegar. I am not sure how that would fair with vintage satin, but it's an option.
  8. fortworthgal

    fortworthgal Call Me a Cab

    lol Tell me about it!

    Definitely try the baking soda trick.
  9. Twitch

    Twitch My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Nature's Miracle does work great on places like carpets though folks. Anyone with indoor pets can benefit from it. Good stuff!:)

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