How to Clean Petroleum Jelly Stains How to Clean Petroleum Jelly Stains

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NEW Method!

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Old Method

  1. Sponge a small amount of dry cleaning solvent
  2. Blot
  3. Mix one teaspoon of a mild pH balanced detergent (a mild non alkaline non bleaching detergent) with a cup of lukewarm water
  4. Blot
  5. Sponge with clean water
  6. Blot
Note: Always test an inconspicuous area for colorfastness, etc. before treating the exposed area. Also note that certain stains are permanent.

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This article has been contributed in part by Michigan State University Extension

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