Oil spilled on your leather sofa…. Butter landed on your brand new fabric dining chair… No worries! After reading these few infallible tips, you will be able to remove all grease stains from any surface.
Among the most dreaded dirt on the furniture, greasy or oily stains are part of the top three. However, textiles and other materials stained with grease are not unrecoverable. It is enough simply to use the appropriate cleaning methods to erase all traces of the incident. Whatever object is stained with grease, immediately forget quick cleaning with water, it will only make it worse. Against grease, the best solutions include the use of dry or powdery products such as baking soda or flour. Here is the guide on how to remove these ugly stains gradually.
How to remove a grease stain from fabric chairs?
First of all, do not use water. The grease stain can spread all around. Remove excess of grease with a wooden spoon or spatula. Sprinkle with an absorbent product (talc, even flour). Allow to dry and dab with a degreaser such as mineral spirits. Rinse and wash. If it is a cotton fabric, take a cloth and soak it in benzine or ammonia. Rub the dirty spot with it.
For colored fabric, put a layer of dry white soap on the stain. Wait at least one hour before rinsing. Another technique is to use a cotton swab soaked in slightly diluted ammonia. If the stain clings, get some blotting paper to cover the oily area. Pass a light blow of iron on the dirty spot so that it absorbs the stain of grease.
How to remove a grease stain from leather?
Scatter talc on the spotted piece of leather. After several hours, dust leather with a soft bristle cleaning brush. If that didn’t work, apply talc again. And if the grease is really reluctant to leave your sofa, you will have to heat the leather. To do this, take a hair dryer and blow hot air over the oily areas. Position yourself at least 15 cm from the leather to avoid damaging it. Do the operation for a few seconds. Sprinkle the leather with talcum powder. Place a few drops of benzine on a clean towel then brush the stains with it.
The last possible solution is to use a mixture composed of crushed chalk and methylated spirit. Flatten the paste obtained and rub gently on the leather.
How to remove a grease stain from the kitchen wallpaper?
Try it for the first time by rubbing a cloth moistened with ammonia on your wall covering. You can also spread starch powder. Wait overnight before rubbing your tapestry the next morning. If traces are still visible, sprinkle your wall with talc and a few drops of benzine. Position a blotting paper where the stains are located. Pass an iron over it.
How do you remove a grease stain from wooden surface of your furniture?
You can clean the surface with lemon juice, white vinegar, lighter fluid, turpentine and, as a last resort, bleach. Rinse with soapy water and let dry.
- If your wood is waxed, use white spirit.
- If your wood is varnished take baking soda.
How to remove a grease stain from the stone surface?
Try the paper towel and iron technique. Then rub the stains with baking soda mixed with white vinegar. If you don’t have any, bleach will also work just fine.