Help! Oil stain on roman blind! How do I get it out?

(7 Posts)
Titsywoo Tue 09-Aug-16 22:00:41

I have a reed diffuser on my window sill and somehow it has gotten moved back so one of the reeds is touching the blind and the oil has soaked into the blind fabric. About an orange sized patch.

What can I do? sad

arribaarriba Tue 09-Aug-16 22:03:18

Sorry, I have no helpful solutions but am watching with interest as the exact same thing happened to mine (although mine's very expensive and linen so I am guessing there's nothing that can be done for mine!)

TheHubblesWindscreenWipers Tue 09-Aug-16 22:05:17

Cornflour
Washing up liquid

Cover the patch with cornflour, let it sit for a few hours. Vacuum it off then carefully swab the area with a couple of drops of washing up liquid and a little water.
Repeat - the cornflour soaks up the fat and the liquid breaks up the fat particles.

I saved a leather handbag this way

arribaarriba Tue 09-Aug-16 22:24:46

Hubbles - great tip. Would it work on linen do you think?

Titsywoo Tue 09-Aug-16 22:31:59

I can't do it until tomorrow as the whole thing will have to be taken down and I need to go to bed now. Hopefully it will still work! Does it have to be cornflour or will baking powder work?

TheHubblesWindscreenWipers Tue 09-Aug-16 22:39:25

I wouldn't use baking powder - too reactive! The cornflour is just very very fine and acts like a zillion tiny sponges. You may need to do it multiple times - I had Moroccan oil spill on my handbag and it took about four days of repeating but it got it out. Also worked for deisel on leather boots!
It should work really well on linen. The key is to not wash stuff first! Use an appropriate solvent and you can get almost anything out of almost anything 🤓

mariesmith Fri 12-Aug-16 20:47:02

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