Oil Stains

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Oil stains are difficult. But a few cleaning trick can often get rid of the problem.


Never rub the stain, this just pushes the oil deeper into the fibers. First, life any solid matter away with a butter-knife. Then cover the stain with cornstarch or baking soda – this will absorb the oil. Leave this for about 15 minutes ,then brush the powder away.

Then put a stain remover on the area and leave it for about 30 minutes. Then hand wash it in the hottest water that would be suitable for the fabric.

It can then be put in with the rest of the wash.

Any dry-clean only cloths should be looked after by the dry cleaner. The sooner the better.

Carpet and Apholstery

Remove and surface grease or oil with a butter knife. Do not rub.

Cover the affected area with cornstarch or baking soda. Work this in with a soft brush. Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes.

Use a dry cleaning solvent, blotting the stain with a clean white paper towel or cloth. Wash with clean water when finished.

Alternatively, without a dry cleaning solvent, mix a tablespoon of dish-washing liquid with a tablespoon of ammonia in a large cup of hot water. Use this on a sponge and blot the stain. When the stain is gone, wash with plain water.

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Have the cleaning looked after by the professionals, so you have more time to enjoy life.