Vomit, alongside with poop, is definitely one of the most disgusting stains to remove, but it’s better to clean it up than to replace the item, such as silk bed sheets which are pretty much expensive. Their glow, shine and smoothness is dancing on your skin every time you jump in bed. However, cats and silk bed sheets are not very good friends. Not only that these feline pets will ruin the bed sheets, but also they will also leave unsightly stains on it such as vomit. Yes, cats often throw up hairballs which look pretty much like vomit.
The trick is to clean cat vomit as soon as possible. If you catch it early you’ll be able to remove it only with soapy water.
If the vomit has a yellow tinge it probably contains bile. The acid content in bile can cause serious harm to carpets and fabric. Even if the stain disappears after cleaning it with soapy water, deodorize it with a white vinegar cleaning solution to ensure it’s adequately disinfected.
First thing first:
Remove the large solids. Scoop as much of the vomit as possible with a spoon or spatula onto a paper towel, and then scrape away the smaller pieces with a knife. Put everything in a plastic bag and discard immediately.
The next move is to start the cleaning process:
1. Lay the sheet stain side down over an old, folded, absorbent, white towel or stacked paper towels.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap or hand-washing soap with 1 cup of tepid water. Add a couple of drops of white vinegar to the soapy water. If color lifts from the inconspicuous test area, remix the solution, but without the vinegar.
3. Dampen a clean white rag with the detergent solution. Blot the stain with the rag until no more stain color lifts from the sheet. Rinse the rag in clean water and wet it again with the soapy water, as needed.
4. Run cool water over the stain area to remove the detergent and any lingering stain color.
5. Wash the sheet as directed on the laundering and care tag. If the stain remains, do not dry the sheet; even low dryer heat can set a stain. Repeat the stain removal and washing processes. When the stain is gone, dry the sheet as directed on its tag.