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erik's avatar

What's the best way to get an olive oil stain out of clothing?

Asked by erik (63points) January 14th, 2007
...specifically, pants.
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annie's avatar
Ooh, I want to know the answer..... if anyone has it....
simonweiss's avatar
yeah, me too. is there an "opposite" to oil? selzar?
gailcalled's avatar
Hey, Erik. Auto mechanics know about geting grease stains out of cotton.. there are safe solvents (aka cleaning fluids in a bottle) that can be used if you don't breathe in fumes. Napkins are good preventativie measures :-)
Falimar's avatar
Talcum powder. Sprinkle it on and let it sit overnight all over the stain. In the morning brush it into the fabric, then wash it off.
erik's avatar
ok, thanks for the tips. I had actually just tried using this Shout stain-stick pre-treater, scrubbed in hot water, used more Shout, then put in the wash (no dryer). So far the results appear to have been positive. I think if the stain was bigger I would have brought out the big solvent guns. Next time, more napkins! thanks all
maggiesmom1's avatar
I've always found that a little Dawn dishwashing liquid rubbed on the grease spot & then gently rubbed with a toothbrush before washing really helps get out those stains.
spendy's avatar

FYI – a great stain fighting solution = 1/2 dawn to 1/2 amonia It seriously gets out just about ANYTHING. Don’t go whiffing it though…pretty strong stuff.

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

Try “Goof-Off” it is great from breaking down oils !

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