F.A.Q.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to apply Spot Stuff to oil, grease or fat based stain(s)?
  1. Remove any excess spill, blotting both sides of the fabric where possible.
  2. Test Spot Stuff in an inconspicuous area first to make sure you are happy with the results.
  3. Apply a very small amount of Spot Stuff to the backside of the garment/item first (where possible) you can always add more as needed.
    • Note: Oil, grease and fat based stains always go through the fabric so it's always best to remove from the backside first to help reduce any residue on the outside should you need to wear the item right away.
  4. Rub a small amount of Spot Stuff on the spot.
  5. Let Spot Stuff sit for a minimum of 3-5 minutes (Leave it on as long as you need to….even overnight or longer for heavy stains or very thick or dense fabrics)
  6. If it looks like Spot Stuff is starting to darken; apply a little more it’s busy working to pull the stain out.
  7. Re-apply as necessary. Continue to re-apply Spot Stuff, until all of the oil, grease or fat is absorbed, it's no problem to leave it overnight or longer if you like. It's typical for most spots to require an average of 1 to 5 applications; each application should remain on the spot for a minimum of 3 to 5 minutes. It all depends on what is in your spot, how heavy your spill is and the type and thickness of the fabric.
  8. Shake off or slap the fabric to remove any excess powder first.
  9. Remove the remaining powder residue with a soft cloth or vacuum... Always test an inconspicuous area first to make sure you are happy with the results. Important Note: Be careful with fabric that is not colorfast; most cotton fabrics for example tend to be non-colorfast—(Non-Colorfast: means you can take the color out of the fabric simply by rubbing on it, even with ZERO product on it.) You are always better off to wash any non-colorfast item after applying Spot Stuff rather than rubbing it to remove any residue. Spot Stuff will not take the color out, only you can do that by rubbing on the fabric.

    1. Garments
    • If you don't need to wear it right away just throw in the wash to remove the final residue.
    • If you need to wear it now, it is always best to do the spot removal from the back of the fabric first if possible to eliminate any residue on the front when using any spot removal product. (Oil, Grease and Fat based stains always go through the fabric so it's easier to remove from the back.)
    • One option is to simply use a section of the garment fabric carefully against itself on the area with the powder residue to assist carefully in removal.
    • Shake or slap the fabric to remove the residue.
    • You can use a vacuum to remove the residue easily if you have one available.
    • Using a soft micro-fiber cloth or towel is also a good option.
    • If necessary you use a lightly damp cloth depending on fabric type for any remaining residue.

  10. Other Surfaces:
    • Use a soft towel or micro-fiber cloth to gently remove it ( Caution: Do not rub the fabric roughly when doing any removals as you can damage the fabric fibers, working from the back is always best where possible.)
    • Shake or slap the fabric to remove the residue or you can even vacuum it off, depending on the surface.
    • Brush it off (Caution: Only use a brush on very sturdy , dense, colorfast fabrics as brushing can damage the fabric fibers)
    • Use a lightly damp cloth depending on fabric type to remove any final residue.
I removed the stain and later, after several days of wear and tear (upholstery) or after washing my item, it appears part of the original spot is back again.
Thick or heavy fabrics like sweatshirts, heavy cotton golf shirts, car seats etc., will hold the oil all the way through; more of the oil not removed earlier may come to the surface when sitting on the seat or washing the items. Simply do an additional removal.

Spot Stuff removed my stain, however there is still some powder residue—what should I do?

To remove the powder residue on the item after the stain is removed:
  1. Garments:
  • Throw the item in the wash as usual; this is always the preferred method.
  • Always best to remove spots from the back of the fabric first where possible to eliminate any residue on the front when doing any spot removals. Oil, Grease and fat stains always come thru the fabric so removal from the back is always best where possible.
  • Simply shake or slap the fabric first then if necessary, carefully rub a section of the garment fabric against itself in the area with the powder residue. This is a more gentle method to remove the powder if you need to wear it right away, but always test an inconspicuous place first to ensure you are happy with the results.
  • Use a soft micro-fiber cloth, or even a vacuum.
  • Then, if necessary you could also use a lightly damp cloth depending on fabric type for any remaining residue.
  • Other Items:
  • Use a soft towel or micro-fiber cloth to gently remove it ( Caution: Do not rub the fabric roughly when doing any removals as you can damage the fabric fibers, working from the back assists in this issue).
  • Try to vacuum it off, depending on the surface this is a good option.
  • Brush it off (Caution: Only use a brush on very sturdy , dense, colorfast fabrics as brushing can damage the fabric fibers
  • Use a lightly damp cloth depending on fabric type to remove any final residue.
  • Wash or shampoo the item as usual.
Important:
  • Please be patient and gentle with your item during residue removal, it is worth it to take a few minutes to remove the residue as Spot Stuff penetrates deep inside the fabric fibers to remove the oil or grease stains and you want to remove it without any damage. It's always best to throw the item in the wash if possible to remove the final residue.
  • Certain fabrics such as dark, bright, coated or heavy pile fabrics to name a few should be used knowing you may need to use a damp cloth or wash the item to fully remove any final residue. Always test an inconspicuous area first to ensure you are happy with any results.
I have an oil spot on a shirt that I have already washed, will Spot Stuff still be able to remove the stain?
Spot Stuff actually works best if the garment has first been washed, however it also works just as fabulous on new oil stains—especially when you are in a pinch to get it removed!

What is they best way to apply Spot Stuff to oil stain(s)?
We recommend that you apply Spot Stuff to the back of the garment first (if possible), and then only if the stain is not completely removed, place Spot Stuff on the front of garment.

What types of oil stains will Spot Stuff remove?
Spot Stuff was formulated to work on oil, grease or fat based stains in just minutes! Try it on all kinds of spots like salad dressing, mayo and olive oil to things like coconut oil and lubricants to engine, massage or even gun oil; try it on that stuff that ends up on your clothes from brushing up against the side of your car and much more! Side Note: Although Spot Stuff is amazing it was formulated to take out Oil, Grease and Fat based stains…..it does not take out Red Wine….unfortunately there is no fat, oil or grease in Red Wine☺!