Originally Posted by Andy M.
It would be better if you could find a less toxic solution to your stain problems. Do you have a product called Goo Gone?
for any oil-based stain, Dawn Dishwashing liquid works wonders. Your "Doom" product probably contains solvents to carry the insecticide, and that's what is removing the stain. As Andy said, GooGone is a wonderful stain remover for sticky stains, such as gum, tars, etc. Gum is made from starches and rubber. The sovent disolves the rubber, and the starches wash away with water. Many household glues are carried by solvents as well. When the solvent completely evaporates, the glue is cured, or dry. Apply new solvent, like fingernail polish remover, toluene, or acetone, or witch hazel, and the glue re-disolves, and if enough solvent is used, dilutes and is easily removed.
These products must be used in a well ventilated area. And ferequent exposure to the skin is not a good thing. Wear gloves.
This generally won't work with epoxy, and a few other glues. For protein based glues, like Elmer's Glue, water will dissolve them.
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