I will admit that oil stains on clothes are the bane of my existence. Thatâ€™s why I am pleased to have an opportunity to learn more about how to get oil stains out of clothing. No matter what you do, cleaning oil stains on clothing can be challenging. Still, some methods of removing oil stains from clothes are better than others. So
read on to learn all you need to know about how to remove oil stain from clothing.
How To Remove Oil Stains From Clothing As Soon As It Happens
When you find oil stains on clothes, act quickly before the stain sets in. Begin by absorbing as much of the oil from the item as possible using a napkin or clean cloth. Then sprinkle the area liberally with talcum powder, corn starch or baking soda and rub it in until it goes all the way through the fabric. Allow this to dry in and then brush off as much of the powder as possible and rinse the area.
Next, dip the affected area in a little alcohol and rinse it with a mixture of vinegar and tepid water. Finally, apply laundry pre-treatment and wash the item as usual. Check to make sure the stain is out before letting the item dry.
How To Get Oil Stains Out Of Clothing Once They Have Set In
Removing oil stains from clothes after they have been washed and dried is even more difficult. However, you may be able to salvage the item by sprinkling the area with baby powder or cornstarch and rubbing it in well. Then brush off the powder and rub the area on both sides with a clean cloth until the spot is completely gone. If this fails, treat the area with acetone followed by rubbing alcohol. Then you can treat the area as if the stain were fresh.Print This Article