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Old 17-04-2005, 8:19 PM
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Default oil/fat stain on garment

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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Old 17-04-2005, 9:04 PM
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Place brown paper over it and iron with a warmish iron


(I said I don't iron!!!)
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Old 17-04-2005, 9:07 PM
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Rub washing up liquid into it before you put it in the wash.
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Old 17-04-2005, 9:58 PM
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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.
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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
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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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
I can't see it happening....however I might be persuaded
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I can't see it happening....however I might be persuaded
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Old 07-08-2005, 6:54 PM
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Default Getting baby oil out of a men's t-shirt?

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!
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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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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.
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Old 09-09-2005, 2:53 PM
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Question 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!

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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!

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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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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
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You're welcome. Best of luck. Let us know how you get on.
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Old 09-09-2005, 5:33 PM
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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 !
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Default 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.
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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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Old 12-09-2005, 10:46 PM
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Default 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????

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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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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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