How do I remove an oil stain from my couch?

@jbb316 (1759)
United States
June 11, 2007 8:33pm CST
It seems I have tried everything. I spilled suntan oil on my couch. I cannot get it out. My couch is fairly new. I hope it is not ruined. There has got to be some home remedy to get this stain out. I hope it is not there forever. Please help!!!!
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Here is a sight I have bookmarked and I hope this works for you http://www.ehow.com/how_13515_remove-oil-grease.html I would try the cornstarch and if the cover can not be removed to was then use a small scrub brush or tooth brush and some dawn dish soap (good for removing grease) in hot water. Scrub away and let dry. Then repeat procedure if it didn't come out.
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@jbb316 (1759)
• United States
12 Jun 07
Thank you very much. I hope this works.
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Hey jbb316, Have you tried resolve for furniture? I had an grease stain on my couch & I just used regular dish detergent,a sponge & elbow grease LOL & that got it out-but I got to it right away. Good Luck to You-I know it's a bummer when that happens to new furniture-I was upset when it happened to me cause I paid $1500.00 for my couch. +'s 2 U :D
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
16 Jun 07
Tough one. You are dealing with a vegetable oil, right? You will need to use something that has enzymes in it to break down the oil stain. And you have to be careful with the fabric, as it may be something that doesn't tolerate chemicals. I use an Amway product called TrI-Zyme through Quixtar.com for food stains on clothing. They also sell a uphostery & carpet cleaner called Rhino that is excellent on carpets. How you can save your upholstry. If not, maybe you can use a decorative throw over it.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I have no idea how to get rid of anything like that. I guess using a good soap or detergent would help somehow.