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Oil mark on fabric - help.

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Coolgran65 Mon 09-Mar-15 17:20:03

I spilled Argon Oil onto my jeans... the one pair that fit properly !! There is a mark about 4" x 2".
I've rubbed in Fairy detergent.
Also made a paste of Vanish Stain Remover and rubbed in the paste and washed on a 60 degree wash.
The oil mark is still there.

Has anyone had success in removing an oily mark?

loopylou Mon 09-Mar-15 17:24:37

Stain Devils do an oil remover version or a supermarket stain remover spray might work? I'm surprised that your remedies haven't paid off......
Dabitoff was one oil remover I remember from years ago.
How exasperating.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 09-Mar-15 17:25:24

I find Persil colour care capsules deal with greasy stains.

Are you sure they are still going to be the pair that fits after washing them at 60?! shock

Good luck.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 09-Mar-15 17:26:25

it won't notice anyway. smile

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 09-Mar-15 17:27:01

What is Argon oil? Were you cleaning the mower?

Anne58 Mon 09-Mar-15 17:32:30

It's the latest thing for hair, (I think) not sure if it's used on skin too though (numpty disclaimer applies, please see T&C's etc!)

Anne58 Mon 09-Mar-15 17:33:41

ooops! Could well be wrong, I was thinking of Argan Oil blush

Coolgran65 Mon 09-Mar-15 17:42:41

jings ... I'm hoping they still fit, but had a go at the hot wash because the oil mark is really obvious on the front of the thigh.
I use the argon oil when I remember, just as a moisturiser. Trying to get an extra day before washing my hair (it looked really dry) I smoothed just a tiny dab through my hair.
It's available in the Pound Shop. - I dare say there are different qualities.

Happy to say no mower/no grass.... shrubberies and paving smile

loopylou.... Oh my.... Dabitoff is a blast from the past.
Will look at the Stain Devils, I've never used them.

It really was quite a bit of oil. I have two little bottles, one squeezes out a couple of drops at a time..... I inadvertently had lifted the other one, cap off, tipped it up, and it glugged out.

granjura Mon 09-Mar-15 17:53:25

Fuller's earth is a fabulous old product, totally natural, does not affect colour, and totally non-polluting, In France it is called Terre de Somière. It is a powdered clay which has huge fat absorbing qualities- you just put a little on the material with the fat stain- leave overnight- brush off gently, and Bob's your uncle. Great. OH is a champion at fat stains on the front of cotton sweat-shirts and t-shirts- I used some the day before last- 3 big blobs of fat- gone by the morning. And it is cheap too, and last for ages.

Coolgran65 Mon 09-Mar-15 18:00:17

I've heard of Fuller's Earth, will look it up also.
You have had good success with it smile

granjura Mon 09-Mar-15 18:28:15

You won't find it on supermarket shelves though- ask your local chemist's.

But it does not normally work after you've washed them- somehow ;( bonne chance. I use it all the time, and what it great is that it does not bleach or affect colour, even on silk.

hildajenniJ Mon 09-Mar-15 18:40:48

Try treating the stain from the wrong side. Turn your jeans inside out. Rub the stain from the inside with washing up liquid then rinse under hot running water. Try this a couple of times. You could use a nailbrush to massage the washing up liquid into the jeans, still on the inside. Rinse again under hot running water. This sometimes works. It's worth a try.

MiniMouse Mon 09-Mar-15 19:24:45

Stainslayer is brilliant! Smells of orange peel and works a treat. Supermarkets sell it or Lakeland.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 09-Mar-15 20:41:31

I've always vaguely wondered what Fullers Earth is.

loopylou Mon 09-Mar-15 20:47:35

It used to be an ingredient in face packs too!

granjura Mon 09-Mar-15 21:10:15

My dad was a master taylor, and it was a trick of his trade- brilliant

Tegan Mon 09-Mar-15 21:20:19

Gets rid of ants also....

Coolgran65 Tue 10-Mar-15 01:04:38

I will try these suggestions over the next day or so.

harrigran Tue 10-Mar-15 18:40:49

If all else fails get a trendy patch and sew it over the stain, personalised garment smile

Coolgran65 Tue 10-Mar-15 23:12:17

harrigran it wouldn't be the first time I've sown a suitable button/s over a mark/flaw.

rubylady Wed 11-Mar-15 02:02:20

What are you Grans doing wearing jeans, where are the pleated skirts and twin sets? grin

nannieroz111 Wed 11-Mar-15 06:45:07

rubylady smile

Marmight Wed 11-Mar-15 07:23:38

While on the subject of oily marks, some advice please! The 2 year old smeared Bepanthen bum cream(similar to Sudocream) all over the carpet. We scraped off as much as possible and shook baking soda over everything. Left for 20 minutes and then hoovered up. Next, a soapy gentle wash. It looked better this morning but the marks are obvious. Luckily it is a grey carpet.Should we repeat the process again, or should we have treated it differently? Since then she has climbed onto the work top, drawn on the walls, ripped off her nappy (yuk) and generally taken on an alter ego..... The terrible two's

J52 Wed 11-Mar-15 07:40:07

Try a good rub with neat Fairy washing up liquid, leave 30 mins then wash off.

Don't use Vanish it takes the colour out.

The same thing happened to me 30 yrs ago! The new hall carpet was man made fibre and neat fairy worked.

Good luck. x

harrigran Wed 11-Mar-15 10:21:37

I hope the stain does come out because I have found that greasy residue seems to attract dirt like a magnet. I have one tiny patch on my study carpet and I am forever trying to clean it.