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Removing Oil Stain from Dry Clean Only Fabric

Any suggestions on how to get an oil based stain out of a comforter that is only to be dry-cleaned? The oil stain is Skin-So-Soft body oil. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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By Susan from Lynchburg, VA

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August 3, 20090 found this helpful

Only wash the area of the stain, I'd use GOOP (the hand gleaner for greasy mechanic's hands). Just dab some on, then scrub lightly with a toothbrush to saturate the stain. Let sit for 10 min or so then rinse out & let air dry.

* Before you start, you may want to wrap a large rubber band around the stain to isolate it.

If that doesn't work try this:
WD-40 & Dawn dish soap
http://www.ehow  ins-clothes.html

if your comforter is made of satin or velvet & you're really afraid to get it wet try this:
talcum powder and corn starch
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* I've found that most things that say "dry-clean only" can really be hand washed. This doesn't mean ALL of them can be hand washed, but many can. I've found this out by 40 years of sewing & knowing about fabric contents... But I've been experimenting for many years with Thrift Shop & garage sale clothing. Because when I pay 25 cents or $3 for a piece of clothing, no way am I going to spend an extra 10 or 15 bucks for them to be dry-cleaned! I'll just bring the second-hand item home then throw it in the washer on gentle cycle to either come out nice & clean or trashed & 9 times out of 10 the item will wash up just fine.

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August 4, 20090 found this helpful

I use LESTOIL on all grease stains. It even gets imbedded tar out of skinned knees.

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