My daughter got margarine/butter on her goose down Eddie Bauer jacket. I tried Grease Relief, Shout, Clorox Pre-wash, Oxy Out and it is still there. Have suggestions?
By Karen from Sterling Heights, MI
Pre-treat with Dawn dish soap; let sit 1 hr and wash.
Sprinkle some bath powder Ttalc) on the stain - lots of it! Rrub it in a bit & forget it for a few days. When you are putting it in the wash, put some liquid laundry detergent on the powder & rub it in or use one of the popular stain remover sprays. Sometimes it takes 2 applications & many days, but I have never had a grease/oil stain that did not eventually come out!
First of all, does it wash? If so, try shaking talc on it and leaving for 24 hours and then wash it- may have to dry and repeat. I've done this on t shirts etc , but goose down? I don't know. But if it's spoiled anyway it's worth a try.
Marg from England.
I presume that it is dry clean only. If you put it in a dryer at any time with the stain on it. The stain is set. I would suggest at this point that you take it to a dry cleaners and tell them about the stain. They have more cleaners available to them.
I have had good luck with dish detergent, like Palmolive.
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