Meera said, “How to remove an oil stain from paper?”
While multitasking can be save time, spilling oily food onto some work papers you need is counterproductive. Though removing the oil isn’t usually a quick process, it can be accomplished. Follow the steps below to remove the stain.
Removing the Oil Stain
You Will Need:
- Paper towels
- A heavy book
- Baking soda
Steps to Remove the Oil Stain:
- Get two sheets of paper towels.
- Fold each sheet in half.
- Put one folded sheet under the oil stain and one on top of the oil stain.
- Set a heavy book or other flat, heavy item on top of the pile.
- Let the paper stay between the paper towels for two to three days.
- If any oil remains, cover it with a small mound of baking soda.
- Let the baking soda sit on the stain overnight.
- Brush off the baking soda.
- If any stain remains, repeat steps 6-8 with fresh baking soda as many times as needed for the stain to be removed.
Additional Tips and Advice
- A dry cleaning sponge, available in the wallpaper section at most hardware stores, can be effective for removing difficult stains from paper. If there is any color in the stain, a dry cleaning sponge may be effective.¹
- One site user wrote in (Thanks!) to say that the process took 3 days to work.
- The Queen of Clean’s Complete Cleaning Guide by Linda Cobb