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Cory Silverberg

How Do You Get Silicone Lube Out of Sheets?

By November 17, 2008

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I'm not if there was a recent nationwide sale on silicone lube and (at presumably a different store) high end bedding; but for some reason I've recently been inundated with emails from folks hoping to save their favorite sheets and shirts from nasty silicone lube stains.

Since wiser stain experts have yet to weigh in, I turned to the makers of that slick, condom safe, and potentially staining liquid for help. I offer no guarantees, but want to share their collective, albeit unsatisfying wisdom.

Silicone Lubricant Stain Removal Advice

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May 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm
(1) Randy says:

I searched the web for silicone lube stains on my sheets/bed cover. Rubbing alcohol and Oxy stain remover were suggested. I tried each on separate stains and came up with a system that wiped them out. I sprayed with alcohol and rubbed clean with a clean white cloth 2 or 3 times and let dry. The spots faded some. Then I saturated with Oxy Wollite cleaner and let set for a couple of minutes. Then scrub the spot. Repeat a couple of times. Allow to dry, reassess. If there are faint rings of a stain around the edges of where you had saturated the fabric around the stain, rinse with clear water and pat dry. I have a keep a guest blow dryer and dried on LOW or NO heat between steps and it took less time. This was a very pale blue silky-type material. It did the trick!

June 6, 2012 at 10:03 am
(2) Cory says:

thanks for the tips Randy!

April 7, 2014 at 10:26 am
(3) siliconer says:

Pour a cup of white vinegar in with the wash (in addition to whatever detergent you use) – and wash anything stained with silicone separately. It might take two washes (three at most) but it’s worked for me (and continues to do so).

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