How to Get Feces Stains Out of Sheets

Everybody poops. From adults to children to the family pet, pooping extracts waste from your body and is a healthy and normal bodily function. Unfortunately, accidents can happen and will feces ends up on sheets an unpleasant and smelly stain will occur. Feces stains can become permanent with improper removal. However, you can help prevent feces stains on sheets by removing the excrement and treating the area as soon as possible.

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A poopy diaper is one of the many ways poop can end up on your sheets.

Step 1

Remove the excess feces off the sheets with several paper towels. Discard the soiled paper towels in a plastic bag and secure the bag close. Place the plastic bag in an outside trashcan.

Step 2

Fill a clean bathtub with cool water. Add 1/4 cup of laundry detergent in the cool water and mix with your hand.

Step 3

Submerge the sheets in the bathtub. Agitate the sheet and water with your hand mimicking the motion of a washing machine.

Step 4

Drain the water from the bathtub and squeeze out the excess liquid from the sheet. Apply a prewash stain treatment directly to any lingering feces stains. Let sit for 15 minutes.

Step 5

Launder the sheets in cool water with 1/4 cup of laundry detergent and 1 cup of chlorine bleach. Use color-safe bleach or oxygen bleach for sheets that are not white in color.


Amanda Flanigan

Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.