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There is a large patch spread on my carpet and I don’t know how to get this stain out? It only happened recently. Can anyone out there help me? I’ve never experienced this before, but it must have spilt coming in from the car after shopping. Thanks

Posted by bettythrelfo, 20th March 2014

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  • I would spray the area with WD40 then sprinkle with bi-carb and allow to dry then vacuum. I hope this works.

  • squirt vanish like mad onto the stain, and throw into a normal wash. Perfect

  • i would try kitty litter

  • kitty litter works on oil spills on drive ways – might work on carpet too

  • I found this site a while ago, and it’s been amazing with advice on how to clean just about anything. Here’s the link to their article about removing oil stains from carpet …


  • I know that kitty litter works on concrete as it draws up the oil

  • dish washing liquid is designed for oils and like substances. It also works on your clothes if you ever spill some oily food on them.

  • Oh dear I get cooking stain on my clothes all the time and it always happens when I’ve just purchased brand new clothes :-(

  • there is also a post on removing oil stains which had some ideas too to help you.

  • My mum used to put salt on any oily stains when we were kids and it worked fine. Not sure if she ever had an actual cooking oil stain though.

  • Sprinkle on talc powder to absorb the oil.

  • eucalyptus oil can remove these sorts of stains

  • how did you go? :)

  • I’ve also heard kitty litter is ment to work. Maybe hire one of those carpet cleaners from the supermarket?

  • what did you end up using

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