Olive Oil Stain Removal

Olive oil stain removal can be important after you get a little olive oil on your clothes or something else you didn't intend. Here are some tips to help you figure out how to remove olive oil stains.

If the stain is fresh, try putting baking soda on the olive oil stain and let it dry. Then brush the baking soda off of the stain. Follow this with liquid laundry detergent, then launder as usual.

The blue type of Dawn is a great stain remover for olive oil. In fact, blue Dawn is a great stain remover in general, because of the way that it cuts through oil and grease. If you get olive oil on a piece of clothing, try soaking the olive oil stain in blue Dawn and then hand washing the garment with liquid laundry detergent. After that, launder the piece of clothing as usual.

Another good solution for olive oil stain removal is GOOP. This is a grease remover that you can get at an auto parts store. You can follow the directions on the bottle but the idea behind it is similar to blue Dawn. Soak it, then wash the olive oil stain.

Nail polish remover with acetone can also remove olive oil from clothing. This works especially well if the stain is old and set. After you have put nail polish remover on the olive oil stain, rub it with alcohol. Then launder as usual.

Although WD-40 is a great stain remover for a lot of substances and surfaces, be careful when using WD-40 to remove olive oil from clothing. WD-40 can cause discoloration. If you do choose to use WD-40, make sure you do a spot test first. To do a spot test, put a little bit of the WD-40 on a part of the clothing that isn't well-seen. If the color doesn't change, you can use the WD-40 to remove the olive oil.

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