I have a special needs friend that has poop stains in his clothes. Can you help?
Q: I have a special needs friend that has poop stains in his clothes. A: It’s nice of you to be helping out your friend! You didn’t say whether his items are white or colored—it’s easiest if they are bleachable whites, but I’m guessing some items with color may be affected, too. So a good place to start is to check any items with color for colorfastness to bleach, because some colored items are actually bleach-fast! It all depends on the dye used and how it was applied, and you can’t tell just by looking, so we have a quick test to check:
- Add 1 + ½ teaspoons Clorox® Regular- Bleach to 1/4 cup water.
- Apply a drop on a hidden section area like inside seam, hemline or cuff.
- Wait 1 minute and then rinse and blot dry; no color change means the item can be safely bleached.