Stain advice please.
- 0Nov 16, '00 by hollykateAnyone know how to remove Tincture of Benzoin from scrubs. They are just plain Carolina Blue, but a favorite pair of mine. I though it would just come out so I washed them in cold water wash and dried them in the drier. Should I try an adhesive remover, or are these pants history? Thanks a bunch.
- 0Nov 19, '00 by hollykateHi Sheba,
Our Benzoin comes in little squeeze sticks, no package insert (sort of like the pop open ammonia) are you recommending trying ether? Or saying either? How would the ether work- we still use it occasionally for the odd thing or two, and I work next to the OR so I can get a hold of it, if it will work, I'll try it. Everything else has come out of these scrubs- blood, hurricaine spray, all sorts of goo-ky, libocaine, everything but this benzoin.
- 0Nov 19, '00 by chrnSorry no advice, but a funny tincture of benzoin story. Many years ago, it did come in glass bottles (not just swabs). I knocked a bottle off the top of a med cart and it splattered all over the walls in the med room. It could not be cleaned. They had to repaint the walls! Major embarrassment!
Originally posted by hollykate:
Anyone know how to remove Tincture of Benzoin from scrubs. They are just plain Carolina Blue, but a favorite pair of mine. I though it would just come out so I washed them in cold water wash and dried them in the drier. Should I try an adhesive remover, or are these pants history? Thanks a bunch.
- 0Nov 19, '00 by hollykateHi chrn,
we used to get benzoin in the bottles too- and your story was quite convincing. I am not going to try to get that stain out!!! I get my scrubs free from the hospital. This pair was from an old hospital- so I was sentimental over them- oh well, they were always too big anyway.
- 0Nov 20, '00 by HeloiseDear Hollykate,
I am so sorry to hear of your distressing experience in stain removal. With all you have already tried, I am afraid you have little recourse. The stain is well-set by now. You might try experimenting with re-dyeing your favorite scrubs. Caroline Blue sounds like a lovely color.
Good Luck, Heloise
- 0Nov 20, '00 by mustangshebaHollykate: Ether as in anesthetic or solvent. I usually call the pharmacy for package insert information. If it is an ingredient, maybe it will work to take it out. Actually, hunny, I have learned to wear my stains with pride. It's a Tao thing. Also, dying might result in some interesting contrasts. Don't give up yet. If worse comes to worse, scrubs, especially if a little large, make great jammies. Let us know what happens. MS