Remove Oil Stains from Clothing

August 21, 2018

The Easy Way to Remove Oil Stains from Clothing

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Whether you stained your clothes with oil during cooking or while fixing your car, the sooner you deal with the stain the more likely you will have success in removing it. Ideally, you should avoid wearing your finest clothes while cooking or working on your car but unfortunately, it’s not always possible to change into something you won’t feel sorry if it gets stained. For example, if your car breaks down on the road, getting it fixed is obviously more important than avoid the risk of getting your clothes stained with engine oil and possibly also with rust and tire grease. But what about your clothes? Don’t worry, even the most stubborn car stains can be removed relatively easily and effortlessly.

Things you will need:

  • Paper towels
  • Some kind of absorbent, for example corn flour or baby powder
  • Washing-up liquid
  • An old toothbrush

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To get rid of the stain, follow these five simple steps:

Step #1

Pat the oil stain with paper towel to remove as much oil as possible. Pat the stain until you can no longer see any oil on the paper.

Step #2

Sprinkle the stain with corn flour or baby powder and leave it sit for about 10 minutes to further absorb the oil.

Step #3

Wipe off the absorbent with paper towel.

Step #4

Apply washing-up liquid to the stain and rub it gently into the fabric using an old toothbrush.

Step #5

Wash as usual.

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Do NOT tumble dry if the stain is not completely gone. By doing so, the stain will probably be impossible to remove.

Now you know how to get rid of oil stains from your clothes without much effort and any expensive products. But if possible, it’s a good idea to change clothing rather than risk getting an oil stain on your favourite clothes. But in case you do, you can at least have the peace of mind that it’s not ruined. It is crucial, however, to deal with the stain as soon as possible.