How to remove oil stains from clothing? Yikes! Whether it’s make-up remover, Italian salad dressing or motor oil, if you’ve come to the end of your rope trying to remove and oil stain from your fabric, try this method out.
Step 1: Pre-treat the article of clothing by laying it flat and covering the area with cornstarch. Leave it to sit for at least 1/2 hour to soak up some of the oil, then gently brush away the cornstarch.
Step 2: If your article can handle a regular washing, try soaking it in the kitchen sink with Dawn dishsoap. Use the hottest water that your item can be washed in. Let it to soak for awhile and then gently squeeze the article over and over, underwater, until you are certain that it has been absolutely saturated with the soapy water. Drain the sink, then rinse the article to get out most of the soap.
Step 3: The final step is to use a pre-wash spray such as Shout or Oxyboost on the spot and then run it through a regular wash cycle along with a couple of damp towels. Hopefully, the oil will be completely gone!
Please note that oil removal from any type of fabric is a tricky thing. Please don’t risk any method, including this one, if the item is very costly. The best approach is to always take it to a professional.