To remove oil stains from silk, scrape away any surface grease or oil, and cover the stain with talcum powder or cornstarch. Gently work the powder into the oily area with a soft-bristled brush, and let it sit for 24 hours. Brush or vacuum the silk to remove the powder.Continue Reading
Use the smooth edge of a butter knife to carefully remove excess grease. Work carefully to avoid damaging the fabric.
Liberally cover the stained area with a coating of talcum powder or cornstarch. The powder absorbs the oil. Do not use water.
Use a soft-bristled brush to work the powder or cornstarch into the stain. Silk is a delicate fabric so be gentle.
Set the item aside, and give the powder 24 hours to absorb the oil.
Remove the powder by brushing and shaking silk clothing items. For silk upholstery, vacuum well. The oil residue comes away with the powder.
If any oil marks remain, reapply the powder, and let the item sit for another 24 hours. Brush or vacuum, and repeat a third time if necessary.