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banana stain in linoleum

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi!
I came home from work tonight and found my freezer door wide open with a bunch of previously frozen bananas on my linoleum floor.
Everything inside the freezer is fully melted
The now melted bananas have left a stain on my floor...or rather my landlords floor.
How the heck do I get the stain out? So far I've tried elbow greece and vim with oxy clean.

Please save me from banana floor!
post #2 of 9
try using 1 part white distilled vinegar and 1 part water on it and a good sponge to get it up or a magic eraser
post #3 of 9
I have never tried to get a banana stain off of the floor or any other hard surface. I don't know if it will work for you, but have you tried the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser? A friend of mine was able to get alot of sharpie ink off of her walls with one and I've gotten hair dye off of my porcelain sink with one. I also had a pitcher that I purchased that left red dye on my kitchen counters that the Magic Eraser removed. So far I haven't tried to use it on a single thing that it hasn't worked on.

Hope it helps - it's worth a try! I also live in a rented house and needed to get the stains out badly.
post #4 of 9
Has the linoleum been waxed? If so the stain is in the wax. Ammonia will get it out, but it will also remove the wax and require rewaxing, probably with Future floor wax.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions guys...you'll never guess what got it out!

While I was waiting for you to answer, I did a search and could only find discussions about perminent marker on linoleum. Anyway, a bunch of people had luck with toothpaste and an old brush so I thought I'd give it a shot.

It worked! yay! Now to decide if I should refreeze all that meat
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Sylorna View Post
Thanks for the suggestions guys...you'll never guess what got it out!

While I was waiting for you to answer, I did a search and could only find discussions about perminent marker on linoleum. Anyway, a bunch of people had luck with toothpaste and an old brush so I thought I'd give it a shot.

It worked! yay! Now to decide if I should refreeze all that meat

Don't refreeze meat. In fact I wouldn't use the meat at all given the fact that it was thawed out at room temperature and was growing bacteria while it was defrosting. You could get really sick from it.

IMHO it should be thrown out.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Don't refreeze meat. In fact I wouldn't use the meat at all given the fact that it was thawed out at room temperature and was growing bacteria while it was defrosting. You could get really sick from it.

IMHO it should be thrown out.
you need to toss the meat - & anything else, too. even w/o the bacterial dangers, thawed then refrozen food is mushy.
post #8 of 9
It worked! yay! Now to decide if I should refreeze all that meat [/quote]


DONT EAT THE MEAT! You don't want botchulism
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
*groan* ok....I'll listen.
you guys are right...I guess I know where my next paycheck is going
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