Vegetable Oil on Painted Walls

Discussion in 'Screwfix' started by Dusty_Bin, Nov 24, 2022 at 1:10 PM.

  1. Dusty_Bin

    Dusty_Bin New Member

    Vegetable Cooking Oil on walls.

    So far, I’ve tried No Nonsense Sugar Soap to get it off but with no luck (diluted to the standard suggested amount on the bottle). Before that I also tried white vinegar and it hasn’t removed it either.

    Is there any product that will remove the oil? I’m a bit cautious of using something too aggressive that will be hard to rinse or remove itself and may cause further issues when painted over. I’m planning on using vinyl matt for the hallway to finish.

    Would it be best to put some kind of sealant over it and then paint over that, or continue trying to remove the oil itself?

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2022 at 1:24 PM
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    White Spirit, G101, Sugar Soap stronger hot mix, remove as much as you can before applying any sealer.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2022 at 2:07 PM
  3. Muzungu

    Muzungu Screwfix Select

    It will have soaked into the paint so impossible to get out without removing the paint itself.

    I would rub it down, seal with Zinnser BIN shellac and then whatever is your preferred paint.

    *edit I defer to Astra, he's the expert!
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  4. Dusty_Bin

    Dusty_Bin New Member

    Thanks both for the quick replies, it's much appreciated. I'll try to remove as much as I can then before trying a sealant.

    I do have a tin of ZINSSER BULLS EYE 1-2-3 PRIMER-SEALER 1LTR

    It says it works for grease spots.

    Will that work ok do you think?
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    As you already have the Bullseye 123 it is well worth using as you rightly say it is recommended for sealing grease spots, not at all sure if that means vegetable or mineral, maybe best to try it on a test area first, it will dry very quickly within the hour after application but will take a further 5 days to full cure so it may well cause confusion as to why it will come off if you scrape the surface.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2022 at 3:54 PM
  6. Dusty_Bin

    Dusty_Bin New Member

    Great, thanks Astramax, I'll give all that a go.
  7. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    @Muzungu you may well be correct with BIN as that also can cover grease if 123 doesn't do the job a second chance still exists! ;)
  8. Dusty_Bin

    Dusty_Bin New Member

    If the 1-2-3 doesn't work I'll give the BIN a go, thanks Muzunga

    Thanks for the note on drying times Astamax

    Thanks again both

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