How to remove olive oil stains from a microfiber sofa

Updated February 21, 2017

Microfiber is a type of fabric that requires cleaning without using water. Once water absorbs into the microfiber material, it can result in water mark stains. Olive oil sinks into microfiber and requires an absorbent to pull the stain from the fabric. After removing most of the oil, you can begin to clean the stains from the microfiber material. Correctly using a dry-cleaning solvent removes the olive oil stains from the sofa.

Blot the olive oil gently with a white paper towel, allowing it to soak up as much of the stains as possible.

Sprinkle baking soda over the olive oil. Completely cover the stains with the baking soda, and allow it to absorb the oil for 15 minutes.

Remove the baking soda from the microfiber sofa with a hand-held vacuum or sweeper attachment.

Apply 1/2 tsp of dry-cleaning solvent to the stains with a clean, white cloth. Gently blot the solvent into the stains. Allow the solvent to dry. Continue applying the dry-cleaning solvent to the olive oil stains and allowing it to dry until the stains disappear.

Rub the area with a soft-bristle brush to loosen the fabric as it becomes hardened during cleaning.

Things You'll Need

  • White paper towels
  • Baking soda
  • Hand-held vacuum or sweeper attachment
  • Dry-cleaning solvent
  • White cloth
  • Soft-bristle brush
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