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  Oil stains are among the most difficult to remove. They are likely to leave a visible mark on your clothes long after they touched them. Many people give up on their garments if they have been affected.
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Thankfully, you don’t have to throw your wears because they’ve been stained this way. There are a number of ways to get your oil-stained clothes back to life. We will discuss one such method here.

Things You Need

The items you have to work with include:
  • Baking soda
  • Paper towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Dishwashing liquid

Steps To Removing The Oil Stain

Here are the steps to removing oil stains from clothes. Step One: Dab the liquid oil off your cloth using a piece of paper towel.
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Step Two: Pour baking soda over the stained area. Leave it there for 30 minutes. Step Three: Scrub the area covered by the baking soda with the toothbrush. Step Four: Cover the spot with dishwashing liquid. Step Five: Rub the liquid into the spot. Step Six: Wash the cloth; be sure to work on the stained patch. You may do this with a laundry machine if you have one. Step Seven: Dry the cloth. The stain should have been eliminated at this stage.

Final Words

Oil stains are notoriously difficult to remove. But if you follow the steps we have presented here, you could get rid of oil stains fairly easily.  Featured Image Source: Handy
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This article was first published on 18th May 2021


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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