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How do you remove an olive oil stain?

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Remove an olive oil stain by applying a prewash stain remover, sprinkling baking soda onto the stain, then sponging it with a dry-cleaning solvent. Check that the stain is gone. If not, scrub a mild detergent onto it until it is completely gone.

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  1. Apply a prewash stain remover

    Blot any excess oil from the stain with a washcloth. Apply a small amount of prewash stain remover onto another clean washcloth, then gently scrub the stain using circular motions.

  2. Sponge dry-clean solvent onto the stain

    Spread a tablespoon of baking soda on the stain. After a few minutes, put a small amount of dry-clean solvent on the stain and sponge the stain with a washcloth until all of the baking soda is absorbed.

  3. Scrub the stain with a mild detergent

    Wash the fabric in hot water. Allow the fabric to air dry, then check that the stain is completely gone. If the stain remains, mix 1 tablespoon of mild detergent and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 2 cups of warm water. Dip a soft toothbrush or a washcloth into the soapy water and scrub the stain. Dry the fabric with a clean towel, and inspect the fabric again. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.

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