How to Clean Oil From Furniture

Written by april dowling
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Clean Oil From Furniture
Oil stains can ruin the appearance of light-coloured furniture. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Greasy foods and body lotions are common sources of oil stains on furniture. Stains become more difficult to remove the longer they remain on upholstered surfaces. Promptly treat oil stains to prevent them from setting. There are basic cleaning solutions that can effectively remove oil from furniture.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Plastic spoon
  • Non-dyed cotton cloths
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum
  • Dry-cleaning solvent
  • Clean, non-dyed towel

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Scrape off or blot up any excess oil on the upholstery.

  2. 2

    Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the upholstery to absorb the oil stain. Allow the baking soda to set on the upholstery for 15 minutes. Vacuum the area.

  3. 3

    Blot the oil stain with dry-cleaning solvent using a non-dyed cotton cloth. Repeat until the stain disappears.

  4. 4

    Blot the upholstery with a clean, non-dyed towel. Allow it to air-dry.

Tips and warnings

  • Test all products on a small, inconspicuous portion of the furniture to prevent damage or discolouration.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.