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Help please. Grease stain on linen dress

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eloisesparkle Sun 20-Aug-17 19:28:25

Please help.
I had to
Use a greasy ointment on my thigh and unfortunately it transferred onto my linen dress.
I have washed it but the stain is still there. sad
Will anything get it out?

Jennypug Sun 20-Aug-17 19:32:24

Washing up liquid? That's what I use on greasy stains. Rub some in and then rewash.

eloisesparkle Sun 20-Aug-17 19:38:42

I'll try that - thank you

RandomMess Sun 20-Aug-17 19:45:41

Get Dr Beckmanns oily/grease remover, always works for me even after stuff has been washed.

mando12345 Sun 20-Aug-17 19:48:33

I'll second washing up liquid rubbed generously into the dry fabric before washing. Works every time for me.

Sunnystars Sun 20-Aug-17 22:15:45

Be careful with rubbing anything into linen as you could end up with a lighter patch where the dye lifts.
Dry cleaning might be a safer option as a one off, oil based stains dissolve in the cleaning process.

Teaformeplease Sun 20-Aug-17 22:18:44

Bicarbonate of soda! Pat a generous amount into the stain, leave for about 10 mins then brush it off. Repeat until the grease has been absorbed and is no longer visible.

eloisesparkle Tue 22-Aug-17 10:52:33

Washing up liquid (Fairy) failed.

frenchfancy Tue 22-Aug-17 10:58:53

Salt - in the same way as the bicarb.

RandomMess Tue 22-Aug-17 11:52:48

I've not had Dr Beckmann fail yet. I add liberally don't blot then bung in the wash.

user1499786242 Tue 22-Aug-17 12:29:01

I had to throw out half my wardrobe when I was pregnant because I used stretch mark oil and I didn't realise but it transferred onto all my clothes and bedding
Even though to the mattress
My mum tried everything she could to remove it but in the end I just had to throw it away!
Will never use oil again!

Hope you find something that works!!!

Jarstastic Mon 02-Oct-17 13:39:33

As it's already been washed, I think try Ace, pour half a cap to a cap on the stain, leave it for 15 mins, wash it with detergent on a woollens cycle (which has more soaking). May need to repeat a couple of times.

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