Removing iodine stains can be a difficult task.­

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­Iodine can come in handy when cleaning up a wound, but when it gets on a household surface it can be a real pain. Read on to learn how to remove iodine stains.

The first step in removing iodine stains is to identify the stained material.­­­

­Below are the most common types of materials that can become iodine-stained, with steps on how to remove iodine from each:

  • Fabrics such as Acetate, Acrylic Fabric, Carpet (synthetic or wool), Cotton, Fiberglass, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Rayon, Silk, Spandex, Triacetate or Wool
  • Hard surfaces such as Acrylic Plastic, Ceramic Glass/Tile, Glass, Paint (flat or gloss), Plexiglas, Polyurethane, Porcelain Fixtures, Vinyl Clothing or Vinyl Wallcovering
  • Stone surfaces such as Alabaster or Marble
  • Porous surfaces such as Asphalt, Cork or Linoleum
  • Masonry such as Bluestone, Brick, Concrete, Flagstone, Granite, Masonry Tile, Slate or Terrazzo
  • Grout
  • Leather or Suede
  • Wood

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