Removing Oil Stains from Fabric - Video

 

Summary: Most oil stains can be easily removed from clothing with soap or detergent. Just pre-treat the stain, rinse everything out, and then stick the garment in the wash. This video highlights a few techniques you can use to remove the offending stain.

The following is the transcript of the video:

Oil and grease stains in fabric can cause ugly marks. Fortunately, they don't need to be very difficult to get out of your clothes. Oils respond well to most soaps and can often be easily lifted if you catch them in time.

First, try dabbing at the stain with some liquid laundry or dish detergent. Even bar soap or liquid hand soap will work to help lift the stain if you are not at home, but need to treat the stain quickly to prevent it from setting into the fabric.

If you do accidentally set the stain, try spraying the stained area with WD 40, waiting a few minutes, and then rubbing in dish detergent before putting the garment back into the wash.

You could also try pre-treating the stain with lighter fluid. Spray the stain with lighter fluid, and then put it into the wash. Be careful not to have any open flames nearby, however.

As a last-ditch method, try pouring some Coca Cola on the stain and washing the stained article of clothing in the washing machine in cold or cool water.

Now you have an oil-free shirt that you can use over and over again.

For a longer tip related to this subject, see Removing Oil Stains from Fabric

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