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    Default Help with sudo cream removal?

    Hey everyone!


    A few months ago our pup got sick and we had to put sudo cream on her bum to prevent it getting excoriated and to let it heal.

    Naturally she went and sat on the pavers (unsealed) outside and there's all white bum marks everywhere! We tried to get them off straight away (tried a high pressure cleaner, dish washing liquid, cream cleanser) and couldn't and still can't get it off despite scrubbing on our hands and knees!

    Does anyone know or have any idea how I can get it off? It's now August and it's pretty hot in summer in WA so it's pretty baked on :/. Thinking of trying methylated spirits next?


    Thanks in advance!


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    Probably the best I could find:

    Tips for removing Sudocrem from carpet?!? | Mumsnet Discussion

    Help! Sudocrem on carpet - Home, Garden & Renovating - Essential Baby

    A degreaser sprayed on the tiles and then hose it down.
    Also - Coke soft drink works wonders on oil stains - so maybe give that a go !

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    It's mostly zinc cream and fat/oil...

    So the zinc side of it will colour everything but it's a bit like cleaning up clay.

    I think some of the suggestions that Riley linked might be good.

    I'd be looking at very hot water, dish washing detergent (very good at breaking up grease), and sponging it up.

    Salt and lemon juice is supposed to work on rust, so that might help a bit too.

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    Thanks guys! Will definitely give these options a go and let you know how they work out .


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    So I ended up trying a few things on different spots just to see what worked. I tried vinegar, lemon + salt & coke.
    The vinegar worked the best, I basically saw it dissolve before my eyes! (I really should have thought of this months ago..)
    The lemon + salt also worked really well, just needed a little scrubbing.
    The coke worked, but with a lot of elbow grease.

    Thanks for your help everyone, now we can finally seal our pavers !

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    i never knew so much care had to be given to pavers. Seal them? what's that?

    I had pavers in back garden at my old house. I just let them lay there, as they had done for over 200 years. Never sealed them whatever that is, just trod on them.

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    Hey Bernie,

    We only built our house about a year and a half ago. When pavers are first put down (well our type at least), it needs a protective coat to seal them. It also gives it a nice finishing look. It's actually an annoying amount of work which is why we still haven't done it haha. Basically you need to continuously sweep sand (we use white so it looks better), in between the pavers to fill them in and then seal over the top. It helps to keep them from sinking as well.

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    gotcha.
    this makes sense now. I was thinking stone paving. Not concrete mix square shaped tiles called paving slabs.
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    I know someone who routinely seals slate tiles in her kitchen.

    If you have stone or concrete - it is porous and if you don't seal it, it will suck up some of what falls on it. Which might make stains - which some people don't like. Hence the palaver with painting the tiles with a chemical sealer to fill up the pores so stuff can't get sucked in there.

    I've got some concrete pavers around my house but I prefer the stains and weathering to sealing.

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    Hey bernie. We have stone paving as well as concrete slabs that both need to be sealed . Just protects them. Well also be getting a wet coat that makes them a darker colour to make it more aesthetically pleasing.


    But yes! Pretty much exactly what hyacinth said.


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