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How do I get olive oil out of a woollen carpet??

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redandyellowbits Tue 16-Oct-12 08:04:55

I've just spilt olive oil on my woollen carpet. How do I get this out before DH finds out and kills me?

ppeatfruit Tue 16-Oct-12 15:55:51

Take off the excess with kitchen paper gently placed over the stain and pressed down, keep replacing the paper till it comes away 'clean'(did you drop a lot of the oil?) and then use the talc for "ground in oil" and brush off but always brush inwards to the centre of the stain IFYSWIM.

redandyellowbits Tue 16-Oct-12 18:31:18

Thank you! I dropped a good glug and have been covering with bicarbonate of soda to absorb the excess. It's taken out the majority but I will try talc if it doesn't take all of it out.

BlingLoving Tue 16-Oct-12 18:41:14

Basic rule I thumb - you need hot water for oil stains. So I'd be getting in there once its absorbed with thee hotter damp cloth I could. Otherwise it sets. Then clean with your favourite woollen carpet cleaner.

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