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Removing popcorn oil stains

By Dr. Laundry October 19, 2012

How do I treat stains from popcorn oil?

For popcorn oil stains, you can pre-treat with Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster or a small amount of liquid dish washing detergent (like Dawn). Apply it directly to the stain, rub it in and then wait 3-5 minutes. Then, if the stained item is white, wash in the hottest water recommended on the item’s care label with detergent + ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach. If the item is colored, wash with detergent and more Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster . Air-dry so you can check for success, and repeat if any oil remains.