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Does anyone know... Nov. 4th, 2007 06:19 pm
how to get long-dried aloe vera sap (which is, for some reason, red-brown) out of upholstery?

From: lovelybug
Date: November 4th, 2007 - 06:44 pm (Link)
I could ask theladiesloos if you like - they know everything!
From: wechsler
Date: November 4th, 2007 - 06:48 pm (Link)
Gotta be worth a try, thanks!
From: kelemvor
Date: November 4th, 2007 - 06:48 pm (Link)
I think that you're going to have a hard time with that. Aloe sap contains these buggers. I'd suggest moistening the stain with water, and then applying a solution of biological laundry detergent, several times. That might (eventually) loosen the proteins and let you get the stuff out.
(I believe that the colour is due to the same type of reaction that forms a skin on custard, but it's a long time since I studied chemistry.)
From: envoy
Date: November 4th, 2007 - 09:35 pm (Link)
Find a product that already has aloe vera in it (like a skin gel or something) and smear that on the stain. Whatever is in the gel that keeps the aloe vera in a gel state should hopefully do the same thing to the dried sap. Wait a while for it to work, then clean the lot up?
From: lovelybug
Date: November 5th, 2007 - 07:30 pm (Link)
Best suggestion from TLL:

I use the vanish spray for just about everything, I think it's amazing stuff.

If it's still sticky and sappy, some sticky stuff remover will get it out I'm sure. It even gets dried chewing gum out of clothes...

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