Vaseline and greasy ointments are good for soothing the skin but can end up smeared on your clothes or other fabrics and cause oily stains. Oil-based stains can come from vaseline, food, greasy products, and even deodorants. Synthetic fabrics especially attract greasy stains and make them hard to get rid of.
The key to removing oily stains is quickly breaking down the oils. Even though cleaning such stains can be tough, it is possible by using common items that you probably already have at home.
Before you begin cleaning the grease stain, test the solution that you chose in a small, inconspicuous area. Make sure it does not cause damage or discolouration to the fabric. Always start by removing any blobs of vaseline or ointment by using a plastic scraper or a dull knife. Blot the stain with dry paper towels. As with most stains, the sooner you take action the easier it will be to get rid of the stain altogether.
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