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I spilled a bowl of pea and ham soup on my coir matting and straight away I tried to spoon as much as I could off the matting. It’s left a dried yellowy mark, quiet a big one, and I don’t know what to do? Can I steam clean it? I’m at a loss as coconut can be temperamental and I don’t want to damage it. Help appreciated Mom’s.

Posted by sizzlingcool, 3rd January 2014

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  • To be honest I would have hose it off as soon as it happened, as the longer you leave the stain in – the more permanent it becomes.

  • I would try and google an answer.

  • try asking at a rug shop that sell similar

  • if you had one of those spot cleaners that would probably do the job

  • there are some good comments here

  • Did you find anything that ended up working?

  • i have no idea im interested in the answers though

  • google for other options, usually some good ideas.

  • Cold water and bathroom soap- careful of hot or warm water as this could set the stain.

  • If you can move it outside, I’d try cleaning it with a brush and applying lemon juice. Wash it off after a few minutes and let it dry thoroughly in the sun. good luck.

  • I thought bi carb and a dose of sunlight.
    Good luck!

  • My mother in law had the same problem, cant remember what she spilled but she managed to get it clean with a steam cleaner but it was still discoloured so we oiled the entire thing so it was all the same darker colour.

  • Try a little salt in water and brush over the stain with a broom. Allow to dry, this should lift the stain. As its natural it shouldn’t affect the fibers. Ive done this one my outside mat after beating the dust out of it. Hope this helps.

  • Not sure sorry, maybe gently hose it and spray lemon juice on it and leave in the sun.?

  • Maybe a steam cleaner like the Bissell will do the job?

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