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Expert's Corner — grease

TIP: Removing Oil and Grease Stains

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If the oil or grease stain is fairly fresh on the wood, you may be able to remove it by scrubbing with an abrasive cleanser, such as Ajax or Comet. But if the stain has been there for a while—for example, a can of motor oil that has leaked on a tabletop in a garage—this will probably not work. Here’s how to remove the stain. First, wipe several times with a fast-evaporating solvent such as acetone to wipe off the surface oil. Then, mix a little of the acetone together with some fuller’s earth to make a paste. Fuller’s earth...

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