Removing Vaseline Stains

August 3, 2007

VaselineHow do I get Vaseline stains out of fabric furniture? The stains are about a week old and I've tried dish soap, rubbing alcohol, steam cleaning and Shout. Nothing works. Any ideas?



August 5, 20070 found this helpful
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Try buying some deep clarifying shampoo from a salon. It is made to remove residues from products used in hair but it got vaseline out of my daughters shirt. Vaseline is a patroleum product and grease actually gets out grease. You could spray WD40 on the stains to get them wet and loosen it up and then wash with a strong grease cutting dish detergent. Hope it works out for you.

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August 31, 2011

How do I get Vaseline off a satin pillow?

By Ed


September 5, 20110 found this helpful

Rub dish soap into the stain, then wash it in the washing machine on the gentle/delicate cycle.

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September 14, 20110 found this helpful

Use Dawn, Lestoil or some other grease cutter.

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January 27, 20220 found this helpful

It isn't removing the Vaseline stain. I can't wash satin pillowcases in hot or warm water as it takes away the sheen.

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April 12, 2014

I tried to remove a Vaseline stain by washing with Woolite, but stain still there. What do I do now? Vinegar?

By lmb


July 3, 20180 found this helpful

Does vinegar get Vaseline stains out of upholstery?

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May 30, 2011

How can I get a streak of Vaseline off of a velour type of fabric?

By Mary from MO


July 5, 20110 found this helpful

Try a degreaser. I know that Dollar General makes a wonderful Degreaser called "Mean Green" it is safe on clothing and upholstery and even will remove tobacco from walls. :-)

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August 13, 2010

A friend of mine wanted to know if anyone knows how to get Vaseline out of carpet. She had put some on her heels and forgot and walked across the carpet. Thanks!

By Pam T from Storm Lake, IA


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August 14, 20100 found this helpful

I can't say for sure, but I have two suggestions:
1. Try Dawn liquid dish washing soap. it cuts through grease.
2. Lestoil, a great grease cutting detergent.


Good luck!

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August 14, 2017

Because it is petroleum based, Vaseline leaves an oil based stain on clothing that can be problematic to remove. This is a page about how to remove Vaseline stains on clothing.

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