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Removing a grease spot

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
This happened when having a juicy burger from Off Site Kitchen yesterday.


This is what I used


Apply baby powder on the stain


Had to apply powder 3 times. First application, let it sit for about 4 hours and brushed the powder away. Turned the trouser leg inside out and applied powder on the stain since the grease had penetrated the cloth. Let it sit for about 4 hours. Brushed powder off and applied on the face side of the cloth again. Let it sit over night.

This is how it looks this morning.



Not sure if there is minimum amounts of time for the powder to work but leave it on at least a couple hours. I have two cloth brushes, soft bristle and a firmer bristle brush, depends on the cloth you are working with. Since this is a dry application you usually don't get a ring or spotting from the cleaning. This works perfectly on silk ties or jacket lapels, etc. Can save you a dry-cleaning and frustration.

Couple of things to remember.

DO NOT rub the spot when it first happens. blot with a cloth

DO NOT apply water

WAIT, let the powder have time to absorb the stain
post #2 of 14
peculiar looking grease stain
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
I just make them, I can't explain them
post #4 of 14
Great cleaning tip, will have to remember this one.
post #5 of 14
despos, this is fantastic. great info. baby powder, im good, but where can i get these brushes from?
post #6 of 14
Great advice! I had to do something similar to upholstery that had a rather large spot of grease from Chinese food. I believe I used cornstarch and reapplied it two or three times and it almost completely removed it.
post #7 of 14
does this work for snail trails and splooge?
post #8 of 14
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does this work for snail trails and splooge?

ask ms. lewinsky.
post #9 of 14

This is one great method for cleaning oil stain...

post #10 of 14
I was taught to use the shavings from tailor's chalk. Baby powder is better.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

This happened when having a juicy burger from Off Site Kitchen yesterday.

This is what I used

Apply baby powder on the stain

Had to apply powder 3 times. First application, let it sit for about 4 hours and brushed the powder away. Turned the trouser leg inside out and applied powder on the stain since the grease had penetrated the cloth. Let it sit for about 4 hours. Brushed powder off and applied on the face side of the cloth again. Let it sit over night.
This is how it looks this morning.


Not sure if there is minimum amounts of time for the powder to work but leave it on at least a couple hours. I have two cloth brushes, soft bristle and a firmer bristle brush, depends on the cloth you are working with. Since this is a dry application you usually don't get a ring or spotting from the cleaning. This works perfectly on silk ties or jacket lapels, etc. Can save you a dry-cleaning and frustration.
Couple of things to remember.
DO NOT rub the spot when it first happens. blot with a cloth
DO NOT apply water
WAIT, let the powder have time to absorb the stain

Use old fashioned ink blotting paper on both sides until most is absorbed  then plain talcum powder.

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
I was taught to use the shavings from tailor's chalk. Baby powder is better.

Have to specify, this is using the clay chalk NOT the wax chalk. Have used the shavings of clay chalk on burns on cloth. If you scorch the cloth with an iron. Clay chalk and Hydrogen Peroxide.
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Use old fashioned ink blotting paper on both sides until most is absorbed then plain talcum powder.

Pretty much the same as described.

There is an english company, Goddard's that makes a powder. Have heard it works well. They make other specialty cleaning products.

http://www.goddards.com
post #13 of 14

this is wonderful!  thanks so much, Despos!

post #14 of 14

thats a good one! 

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