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    • mah_jong
    • By mah_jong 17th Apr 05, 8:19 PM
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    oil/fat stain on garment
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    • 17th Apr 05, 8:19 PM
    oil/fat stain on garment 17th Apr 05 at 8:19 PM
    After the resounding sucess of the burnt pan suggestions, I wonder if I might ask for help with regard to a stain on the front of Tshirt. I think it may be oil as from chinese or curry meal. (Not sure but think this the most likely).
    It has gone through the wash several times and stain is still very noticable.... is there anything you can suggest?
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 17th Apr 05, 9:04 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 9:04 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 9:04 PM
    Place brown paper over it and iron with a warmish iron


    (I said I don't iron!!!)
    Last edited by Curry_Queen; 17-04-2005 at 9:07 PM.
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 17th Apr 05, 9:07 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 9:07 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 9:07 PM
    Rub washing up liquid into it before you put it in the wash.
  • Addy
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    • 17th Apr 05, 9:58 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 9:58 PM
    Will these methods work if the garment's already been washed though? Just ask as I have a couple of t-shirts that I've splatted, and I'd hate to do something as radical as get the iron out unnecessarily

    A couple of years ago, I bought a Superdrug stain-removing bar. Looks like a bar of soap and it's the best ever stain removing product I ever bought. Gets out chocolate, blood, coffee, ink...everything no problem. It's lasted forever and cost next to nothing.
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 17th Apr 05, 10:18 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 10:18 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 10:18 PM
    Will these methods work if the garment's already been washed though? Just ask as I have a couple of t-shirts that I've splatted, and I'd hate to do something as radical as get the iron out unnecessarily
    by Addy
    now that's something I couldn't actually tell you! ... go on, give it a go, you never know you might find you actually enjoy it
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  • Addy
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    • 17th Apr 05, 10:31 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 10:31 PM
    now that's something I couldn't actually tell you! ... go on, give it a go, you never know you might find you actually enjoy it
    by Curry_Queen
    I can't see it happening....however I might be persuaded
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 17th Apr 05, 10:43 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 10:43 PM
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    • 17th Apr 05, 10:43 PM
    I can't see it happening....however I might be persuaded
    by Addy
    WOOO HOOOO GO GIRL!!!





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    • KittyKate
    • By KittyKate 7th Aug 05, 6:54 PM
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    • 7th Aug 05, 6:54 PM
    Getting baby oil out of a men's t-shirt?
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    • 7th Aug 05, 6:54 PM
    I managed to spill baby oil over my partner's long-sleeved green cotton top and after a spell in the washing machine, it still looks noticably marked. Obviously I should have come here first I've seen a few posts in the 'zillion' thread on putting flour on the stain, but it's too late for that since it's been washed. Would anyone reccomend dabbing it with washing up liquid to bread down the fat - does this work with baby oil? Thankyou for your help, it's his favourite top!
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 7th Aug 05, 7:05 PM
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    • 7th Aug 05, 7:05 PM
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    • 7th Aug 05, 7:05 PM
    Check the Cleaning section of the MEGA Index sticky at the top of the forum listing - there are one or two entries listed under clothes that should help you
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  • bonvonnie
    i'm not too sure about baby oil, but I have added fairy washing up liquid in my wash (any amount in the drawer, along with the powder) and covered the stain in Fairy, for vegetable oil. Might need a couple of washes tho.
  • Sunshine78
    Oil stains?!!
    Hi all,

    Just wondering if any of you have any tips for removing oil from clothes?
    Don't know what to do, just wash it and hope for the best, or cold rinse or anything etc first!
    All help appreciated!
    TIA!

    Sunshine
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 9th Sep 05, 3:23 PM
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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if any of you have any tips for removing oil from clothes?
    Don't know what to do, just wash it and hope for the best, or cold rinse or anything etc first!
    All help appreciated!
    TIA!

    Sunshine
    by Sunshine78
    Hiya

    If it's motor oil then a dry cleaning spot remover is a good way to go, but if it's cooking oil, try gently rubbing in some talcum powder and then rinsing in cold water before washing as usual.

    If that doesn't solve your problem, put the garment in to soak without drying first (because that might bake the stain in) and we'll see if there are other ways to help.

    What sort of clothing/material is it?
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  • Sunshine78
    Hiya,

    Its oil like a motor oil I think lovely and thick black goo basically lol
    Material is polyester, have no idea if this is going to be a good thing or not lol
    Thanks for your reply
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 9th Sep 05, 4:31 PM
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    You're welcome. Best of luck. Let us know how you get on.
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  • blue-kat
    scrub swarfega over the oil stain then pour some neat washing up liquid on to try to disperse the oil

    got any vanish gel (or similar)? I use it on food or face cream stains on clothes.
    but your stain sounds pretty heavy duty and might need the big guns.
    I presume you can't hot wash polyester, and it would probably fix the stain.
    I'd be tempted to try 40 degree wash 1st.
    good luck !
  • presenthyme
    oil stains
    try eucalyptus oil (from chemist) remember to test on small discreet sample of material first.
    eucalyptus oil also great for grass stains.

    "stardrops" cleaning fluid also helps ( c.60p in asda).
    stardrops is also a very economical general purpose cleaner.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 9th Sep 05, 11:54 PM
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    Would rubbing cat litter in it help? I know people say that gets oil stains off driveways ...
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  • r.mac
    olive oil stain - help needed!
    Hi,

    I've got a problem (well I have several, but this is the most pressing!).

    I got olive oil on a pair of heavy cotton trousers and put them in the wash - but there is still a stain.

    Can anyone help me get rid of it please????

    thank you x
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    • elona
    • By elona 12th Sep 05, 10:55 PM
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    I found that Surf did a good job when my youngest sat in ketchup and the stain had dried in.
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  • misty
    I've found rubbing neat washing up liquid onto a greasy stain and then washing as normal has got rid of stain. I also use oxyclean - not very OS but find it useful at times.
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