Can you remove a bleach stain?

(29 Posts)
McBear Thu 14-Aug-14 10:23:24

My *** mother came down on Tuesday and even though I told her I didn't want any of my house cleaning she has done the bathroom anyway and somehow got bleach type stains on my Lino. She came armed with bleach but she swears she didn't open it. She says she only used my cif floor cleaner (States on bottle that it must be rinsed on Lino. I use it diluted as a spray and she used it on the bath, not the Lino) There are nine red marks varying in size and shade of red.

It's fucked isn't it? If my DP noticed he is going to kill me and her.

LuckySaint Thu 14-Aug-14 10:26:43

What colour is the lino?
Could you colour in the marks with a sharpie?

wowfudge Thu 14-Aug-14 10:44:56

You can't remove bleach 'stains' because they are not stains, they are areas where the colour has been removed or partially removed, depending on the material the bleach has gone onto.

McBear Thu 14-Aug-14 11:05:04

Thought as much. Hoped they were stains. No it's bloody black and grey marble effect. I've strategically placed a towel until I can strategically buy a rug.

Icelollycraving Fri 15-Aug-14 09:19:13

Certainly sounds like bleach. What about a dark grey waterproof shoe polish? I would be bloody furious!

McBear Fri 15-Aug-14 11:53:59

Oooh that's a bloody good idea! He hasn't noticed yet or mentioned it. She barely apologised and hasn't spoken to me since. angry

Icelollycraving Sat 16-Aug-14 14:01:59

That's really off. Do you think she was embarrassed?

McBear Sat 16-Aug-14 14:10:25

It's how she is. Makes excuses instead of admits the truth and plays a guilt trip if she does get caught.

Spoke to her this morning and the first thing she asked was if DP had gone mad. I said it was still hidden and she said thank you. No offer to replace tho.

Icelollycraving Sat 16-Aug-14 14:16:28

Could you get it replaced whilst he's out?

McBear Sat 16-Aug-14 14:21:26

I suppose. He cut it all himself tho so may notice at some point.

I'll see if carpet right still have the same one grin

McBear Sat 16-Aug-14 14:21:59

It'd involve time off work tho too which would be annoying

wowfudge Sat 16-Aug-14 14:23:37

Why does the OP have to get it replaced while her DP is out? It's not the OP's fault: she isn't her DM's keeper. For goodness sake tell him and tell him you've given your mother time to own up after her initial denial.

It's very annoying, but in the scheme of things it isn't a big deal. If your DM has a key, get it back from her and only let her in your house while you are there if she can't be trusted. Why anyone would feel the need to clean someone else's home, unless they were being paid for it, I don't know.

Purplehulk Sat 16-Aug-14 14:25:55

Would a sharpie marker in the appropriate shade work?

Icelollycraving Sat 16-Aug-14 14:48:38

No,it wouldn't be ideal. Doesn't sound like the mum is going to be of any help & it would save a row between the op & her dp. In an ideal world the mum would have offered to replace but she hasn't.

McBear Sat 16-Aug-14 15:46:37

She does it every time she comes. It's either my oven or my bathroom that she seems to have a magnetism towards. Ironically, her house is a shit tip.

We live very far apart so she rarely comes down and certainly doesn't have a key.

I think if DPfound out, it'd be a lot of hassle over nothing.

Icelollycraving Sat 16-Aug-14 18:30:35

Well I think in that case,you may have got off lightly. Replace the Lino & tell her the hassle it's caused. I'd also tell her she is not to 'help' again as it's quite the reverse.

McBear Sat 16-Aug-14 18:35:21

She's quite the interferer. There's no way she wouldn't 'help'.

Icelollycraving Sat 16-Aug-14 21:52:12

Suggest you visit her & if she asks,be brutal.

McBear Sat 16-Aug-14 22:09:50

I am brutal. I'm a horrible daughter at times. Only to avoid this sort of shit tho. angry

RJnomore Sat 16-Aug-14 22:12:11

Is the problem here the marks on the vinyl or the reaction of your DH?

McBear Sun 17-Aug-14 04:14:08

Well both I suppose. The marks are more of a problem. Cause and effect and all that

HappydaysArehere Sun 17-Aug-14 13:59:38

Won't he notice if you change flooring! Could you use acrylic paint from an art shop? You could try mixing black and white until you get correct shades. Get a small brush relative to marks you wish to cover. Daler Rowney's System Three is a student quality but with good covering power. You might need to cover the red with the titanium white (wait to dry, shouldn't take long) before the mixed grey. It's the titanium white which has the most covering power. Worth a go before splashing out on new flooring. Best of luck.

McBear Sun 17-Aug-14 14:10:40

Oh god. This is going to turn into massive lie isn't it! hmm

Icelollycraving Sun 17-Aug-14 14:25:13

I'd just get the same Lino & ask your mum for a contribution tbh.

McBear Sun 17-Aug-14 14:30:29

I'm gonna think about it for a bit and buy a rug. It's right where you step out of the bath so could potentially be covered easily. May replace. May just cover.

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