How to Remove Oil or Grease Stains From Fabric |

September 20, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in News, Upholstery Cleaning

Whether it’s a cooking, automotive or lubricating oil mark, the sooner you deal with a greasy stain, the better the outcome. Follow the directions below to minimize the risk of permanent stains.


  1. Apply an absorbent such as talcum powder or cornstarch to the affected area, then brush away. If the stain is heavy or old, proceed to Step 2; if fresh, skip to Step 3.
  2. Place stain facedown on paper towels. Blot back of stain with a dry-cleaning solvent. Replace paper towels as they soak up the stain.
  3. Spray with laundry pretreatment.
  4. Wash in the hottest water that’s safe for the garment.
  5. Air dry.

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