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Old 12-30-2017, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
I hope your greasy spot washes out because the coffee did not.
That was the time to try BIZ. It is a bleach, but not a chlorine bleach. It gets out stains but doesn't fade colors.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:31 AM
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Sorry you had this happen.
I also learned about kits. I bought one from Craftsy and a lot of fabric was missing. They promptly sent me another one but there was still fabric missing. I gave up after the second one. I'll just fill in with my own.
I ended up with a lot of fabric but still it kind of bugged me.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:12 AM
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We've found this also applies to produce--so many of the tomatoes, etc have little stickies on them now and they are placed on the bruise or imperfection.
I also have the habit of not opening packages right away--give them a day or a few--good advice to open right away.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:56 AM
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For successful grease removal Dawn dish detergent has always worked well for me. Straight Dawn, let it sit, then brush the stain. Here's hoping that your stain will come out...
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by tranum View Post
Today I opened a kit for a crib quilt and discovered a noticeable black greasy spot in the center. Now if I had just purchased it, it would go back to the store with the receipt, but I’ve had it for at least 2 years and I don’t even remember where I bought it, much less have a receipt. From now on, I will open any kits when I get home and make sure this doesn’t happen again.
My sister showed me a trick for getting diesel fuel out of fabric. Since you have “mystery grease, give it a try? She buys Crest brand toothpaste (must be the all white paste). With an old denture or tooth brush, or even a stiff nail brush scrub the toothpaste into the stain from both sides, and about 1/2 “ around the outside of the stain as well. Let set for ten minutes then rinse under hot running water, and machine wash with laundry soap. An old truck driver showed her that trick. It is worth a try.....? You can try it several times, but remember, no dryer until the stain is completely gone. Might just save the fabric. ( I watched her take diesel fuel and grease out of Khaki colored shorts of her hubby’s so I know it can work)

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