No way! You’ve ruined your favorite shirt by spilling oil on it. Don’t worry, it will be fine.
Oil stains can appear unsightly, but they are simple to remove. With a little elbow grease, even set-in stains may be removed. This article will teach you how to get oil stains out of various fabrics.
Step 1 –
Assemble your materials. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll need:
- Towels made of paper
- Soda (baking)
- A stale toothbrush
- Soap for dishes
Step 2 –
Using a paper towel, absorb any excess cooking oil. Otherwise, you risk adding dye to the garment if you use a plain, white paper towel.
Step 3 –
Baking soda can be used to cover the stain. A healthy, thick layer is desired. If you don’t have any baking soda on hand, substitute corn starch.
Step 4 –
Allow 30 to 60 minutes for the baking soda to soak in, then rinse it out with an old toothbrush. You will notice the baking soda clumping up when you clean it. This is because the oil has been consumed by the baking soda.
It’s possible that the baking soda would take on the colour of the cooking oil. There will be some baking soda residue remaining. Don’t be concerned. This is natural and will be washed away.
For stubborn stains, you may need to repeat the baking soda stage. Scrub it out after adding more baking soda and waiting another 30 to 60 minutes.
Step 5 –
Dish soap should be poured over the baking soda. Using your thumbs, gently work the dish soap into the baking soda. A thin layer of dish soap can also be applied to the cloth. Simply apply more dish soap if the dish soap has soaked into the cloth.
Step 6 –
In the washing machine, wash the garment. Follow the care tag’s directions. While hot water can help remove oil stains, not everything can be washed in it.
In the wash cycle, add 1/2 to 1 cup (118 to 237 millilitres) of white vinegar. This will improve the detergent’s effectiveness.
Step 7 –
Before using the dryer, make sure the stain is absolutely gone. You risk setting the stain if you place the garment in the dryer with the stain still present. Attempt to clear the stain once more. If you can’t, hang the dress to dry before taking it to a dry cleaner.