How to Get Feces Stains Out of Sheets

Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels

  • Plastic bag

  • Laundry detergent

  • Prewash stain treatment

  • Bleach

A poopy diaper is one of the many ways poop can end up on your sheets.
photos stacked on top of each other See More Photos

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.


Video of the Day

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.


Refrain from laundering feces stains in warm water. The heat can set the stain in.


Report an Issue

screenshot of the current page

Screenshot loading...