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Old 12-14-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
Aug 2009
NE Ohio
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Ok, so let's just say I had a StarSan mishap on the Pergo type fake wood floor in the closet. It probably dripped a 1/4" out of the StarSan lid onto the floor and sat there a week. I thought I had cleaned it up pretty well using a rag and water but I'm afraid I have not. It seems like if I get it a little wet it almost just suds up on the floor and the area is white.

Suggestions on trying to get that out of/off the floor and clean it up? I think part of the problem is it may have gotten in the seam as well.

Looking for advice. Learned my lesson to be a little more careful with this stuff which I new already and thus the reason I put it in the closet.

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:23 AM   #2
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Starsan is a soap, just rinse with lots of water.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:33 AM   #3
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Starsan is more than a soap. I believe it's also a strong acid. I know it can permanently stain countertops.

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:44 AM   #4
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It does'nt matter is its water or starsan. If it gets in the seam long enough it will swell. The only way to fix it is to replace it. From a professional flooring installer. Wipe it off best you can with a damp towel over and over. Maybe it will work.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:45 AM   #5
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Area is white? Ouch, sounds like you bleached your wood.

Starsan is highly acidic, especially when undiluted. The answers to acids are either dilution or bases. Oxyclean (which is basic) would probably help, or lots of water.

Edit: nevermind about lots of water, after reading what the dude above me said. I should have said "lots of damp rags" I guess .
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:57 AM   #6
I use secondaries. :p
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star san is poweful stuff in concentrated form. a buddy of mine accidentally etched his granite counters with the stuff. he wife was PISSED. At least your mishap is inside of the closet.
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