Tips to Remove Food Oil Stain
– Removing an edible oil stain from leather
– Removing an edible oil stain from fabric or clothing
– Removing an edible oil stain from wood
– Removing an edible oil stain from a floor or wall
– Removing an edible oil stain from a smooth surface
– Removing an edible oil stain from metal
– Removing an edible oil stain from stone
– List of detergents for cleaning edible oil stains
Not all materials react the same way to oil stains. You can remove some materials with hot water. Others require more specific detergents.
To remove an edible oil stain more easily, immediately soak up the fresh grease.
Cleaning an edible oil stain on leather
To remove an edible oil stain from leather:
– Sprinkle the stain with talcum powder.
– Place a square of paper towels on the stain.
– Gently apply an iron set on medium heat.
– Remove the paper towel: it should have sucked up some of the oil.
– If not, repeat until the oil stain disappears.
– Place a paper towel over the stain to remove fresh grease.
– Replace the dirty paper towel with a clean one.
– Heat the square of paper with a not too hot iron.
Nubuck is a velvet-like top-grain leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side, or outside, to give it a tiny nap of short protein fibers. It can be white or colored and is resistant to wear.
Dab the stain with a cloth containing bleach.
Removing a food oil stain from fabric or clothing
The cleaning of an edible oil stain on a garment must be done according to the fabric: check its nature on the label before starting.
On a synthetic fabric
– Put a large amount of salt on the stain.
– The next day, scrub with soap and water.
– Put the fabric in the machine.
– Dip the cotton in a bath of diluted dishwashing liquid.
On jeans or linen
– Cover the stain with salt.
– Leave it on for one day.
– Spray with soapy water.
– Wash at 40°C.
– Sprinkle the stain with talcum powder.
– Wait a few minutes.
– Brush to pick up the powder.
– Press a cotton ball on the stain.
– Apply a square of paper towels to the area.
– Approach an iron set on medium heat and heat.
– Absorb as much grease as possible with a tissue.
– Place a tissue on the stain.
– Spray hot steam with an iron set on medium heat.
On hair, goat or sheepskin, natural fur or wool
On synthetic fur
– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in pure dishwashing liquid.
On waxed canvas
– Rub the stain with a sponge soaked in liquid soap.
– Wash with clear water.
– Wipe dry.
Removing an edible oil stain from wood
Here is how to remove an edible oil stain from wood.
On waxed wood
Another effective detergent is mineral spirits.
On painted wood
Dab the edible oil stain with ammonia water poured onto a cloth.
Another effective detergent is bleach.
– Apply white spirit to the stain.
– Pick up the detergent with a stiff brush.
– Scrub with a damp cloth.
– Wipe off.
Cleaning a food oil stain on a floor or wall
Depending on the floor or wall material, it will be easy or not to remove a food oil stain.
On natural fibers (sea rush, jute, coir) or sisal
Rub the stain with a cotton pad moistened with bleach.
– Absorb the stain as much as possible with a sponge.
– Place a paper towel over the remaining stain.
– Heat with iron to loosen the residue and collect it on the paper.
– Try to remove the stain with soap and water.
– If that doesn’t work, apply a cotton ball soaked in turpentine.
– Dab on a damp cloth.
– Wipe with a dry cloth.
– Sponge the stain with a bit of dishwashing liquid.
– Rinse with hot water.
On cement or concrete
For small stains:
– Wash the stain with a damp quill brush.
– Add baking soda.
– Wait a few minutes and blot.
– If the stain persists, repeat the cleaning until the stain is completely removed.
Another effective detergent is talcum powder (same process).
For stubborn stains:
– Apply hydrochloric acid with a cotton ball.
– Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean, dry cloth.
On terracotta or brick
Caution: act immediately; the stain cannot be removed if you wait!
– Sprinkle the stain with flour.
– Let it act for a few minutes.
– Remove the flour with a broom.
– Mop up.
Another effective detergent is scouring powder.
– If the paper washes out: gently wipe the stain with a cloth soaked in bleach.
– If the paper does not wash out: try to reduce the stain by rubbing it with breadcrumbs.
Another effective detergent is a new eraser.
Removing an edible oil stain from a smooth surface
Smooth upholstery is fairly insensitive to edible oil stains, so it’s easy to clean.
On plastic or rubber
– Rinse with warm water.
On glass or crystal
To remove a greasy stain from crystal, wash the glass under a tap of hot water with dishwashing liquid.
On ceramic, earthenware, or porcelain
– Rub the stain with a sponge soaked in diluted soap.
– Wipe with a damp cloth to remove the residue.
In the case of an enamel pan:
– Heat the pan with dishwashing liquid and water.
– Empty the pan and run it under a cold water tap.
Removing an edible oil stain from metal
An edible oil stain on metal can be cleaned by scrubbing with a sponge and a little dishwashing liquid or soap.
Cleaning an edible oil stain on stone
To remove an edible oil stain from stone, start removing the excess on the surface. Then, apply a little baking soda to the area. After a few minutes, the oil will stick to the detergent, and all that’s left to do is remove it with a brush.
Other effective detergents: bleach mixed with scouring powder.
– Rub the stain with a cloth containing dishwashing liquid.
– Don’t forget to rinse with hot water!
To remove oil stuck on stoneware, a little hot water is enough.
– Rub a whole soap bar on the stain.
– Then rub with a damp cloth.
– Rinse off.
List of detergents to clean food oil stains
– Can of organic bleach substitutes
– Bicarbonate of soda
– Wheat flour sachet
– General cleaning product
– White spirit
– Dishwashing liquid
– Table salt
– Baby powder
– Hydrochloric acid
– Can of bleach