Removing egg stains from fabric, upholstery, carpet, floor or even your car can be quite useful when you or your loved one has a mishap with a sunny side up egg.
Stains caused by eggs, either egg yolks or egg whites, are protein stains.
Therefore, it is important to make sure you do not use hot or warm water when first treating these stains, until you get most of the residue off, so you do not basically cook the protein and set the stain.
In addition, stain removal products which contain enzymes work best to remove these spots, because the enzymes help break up the egg protein.
Below is information on how to remove these stains from fabric, upholstery, carpet and your car.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess egg from the fabric.
Step 2: Run the fabric under cold running water (not warmer water, which can basically cook the egg protein causing further problems) to rinse away any further residue.
Step 3: Pretreat the stain with liquid laundry detergent containing enzymes, soaking for 30 minutes in cold water, or in the alternative pretreat with an enzyme pretreater. Do not use hot water.
Hint: If the spot is very old you may need to soak it even longer, perhaps even overnight.
Step 4: Launder the item.
Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set it. If it is not gone let the item air dry and pretreat again with a laundry stain remover. Repeat laundering if necessary.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess egg from the upholstery.
Step 2: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.
Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the spot with a clean white cloth.
Step 4: Next, blot at the stain until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until it is removed from the upholstery.
Step 6: Now that it is removed you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.
Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the stain from the eggs.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removing stains caused by eggs from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
However, if you don't have luck with this method above you can also do something additional with the carpet stain, which is to mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water, and use this as a stain removal solution.
Sometimes, when you are cooking in the kitchen you accidentally drop an egg on the floor, or the counter.
Cleaning up raw eggs is not a really fun process, because they can be slimy and get everywhere if you try to just wipe up the spill.
Click here to see a trick for cleaning eggs that have dropped on the floor, with video, using table salt to make the process of clean up easier.
Of course, after you clean it up you'll want to disinfect the area because the egg was raw. You can follow these instructions for sanitizing with bleach for this part of the process.
Check out this advice and video for what to do when you car gets egged here.
Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed to remove these spots and spills. The key is to find products which contain enzymes, since this is one of the best ways to remove these stains.
Here are some articles and reviews on this site which discuss various products that are designed to remove these spots:
Carbona Stain Devil #4
Madame Paulette Kit For Delicate Fabrics
You can also share your own stain remover reviews here for other removers that work on egg, or any other stain.
I'm always looking for more tips and ideas for how to remove stains. You can share your stain removal tip here, for removing stains caused by egg or anything else.
Are you a stain magnet like me? If so, check out the A to Z Stain Removal Guide which gives directions for how to remove over 100 types of stains from all kinds of surfaces.
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Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.
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