Asked on Oct 19, 2017

How do I remove cooking oil splashes on paint



Previous tenant cooked up against a wall where there is no splash board. It looks as if the paint is PVA. Is there a cheap and easy way of removing the oil ?

5 answers
  • Ken
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Scrub, scrub, scrub. Repaint as necessary.
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Use Dawn dishwashing liquid and warm-hot water. If that doesn't break up the grease, then use TSP. Use hot water, wear gloves and, while you may have to scrub a bit, it should clean up with this.

  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Start with Lestoil, follow the directions on the bottle. Dry completely, and finish the wall with furniture polish. Spray on the rag, don't spray over the stove. This will give the back splash a thin coating, that no one will see. The next time you clean it, the grease hasn't penetrated to the wall because of the furniture polish, and should be easy to clean. Repeat with polish again.

    • Robyn
      on Oct 20, 2017

      I also use Lestoil for these types of stains (it works great). Also works well at removing from work clothes, floors (stains on concrete), etc.
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Dawn dish soap.
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