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November 22, 2021

How to get olive oil out of clothes

olive oil stains

Cooking with olive oils guarantees you a culinary experience that is always positive but can be somewhat marred by the appearance of annoying stains on your clothes. These stain removal tips work and here is how:

Getting rid of olive oil stains on clothes and fabric

  1. Scrub the fabric with a tiny amount of hand dishwashing soap.
  2. Thoroughly rinse the soiled area, removing the olive oil as well as the dishwashing liquid solution.
  3. Use a laundry prewash stain remover to cure the stain.
  4. Wash in the hottest water possible to ensure that the stain and oil are completely removed from the fabric.

Tip: Make sure the stain is gone after washing but before putting it in the dryer, or the stain will set. If required, repeat the process.

How to get olive oil out of carpet

  1.  Blot up as much olive oil from the carpet as possible without spreading the stain.
  2. Apply an absorbent to the olive oil stain, such as cornstarch or baking soda, and let it soak in for around 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the absorbent, which has absorbed some of the olive oil, by scraping or vacuuming it up.
    1. Hint: Depending on how much olive oil was spilled, you may need to repeat this step until the baking soda or cornstarch absorbs no more olive oil.

  4. To remove any remaining olive oil, use a clean white cloth and a dry cleaning solvent to sponge the stain caused by the olive oil
  5. Next, dab the stain with a paper towel until the solvent has been absorbed.
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 until the stains on the carpet have been removed.

If that doesn’t work, make a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid, and wipe the spot with a clean white cloth until the liquid is absorbed and the stain is gone.

Removing oil stains from wool and cashmere clothing

  1. Begin by applying cornstarch on the stain and brushing it away after 30 minutes. Rep this process two or three times more. This is sometimes all that is required to erase an oil stain.
  2. Place the sweater on the paper and use a pencil or pen to trace it. The sweater will be soaked in water, which may cause it to lose its shape. You’ll have to stretch the sweat back into its original form.

If you have an oil stain on a woolen skirt, suit, or pants, try a solution of 1 part dish soap, 1 part white vinegar, and 6 parts of water. Apply the solution on the stain and gently tap it with an old toothbrush. Wait a few minutes, then use a clean towel to dab everything dry. Tap the area with a moist towel to remove any residue. After that, blot the area dry using a dry towel.

Don’t let a stain spoil a great culinary experience!


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