How to Get Oil Stains Out of Clothing, Carpet & Fabric

How to Get Oil Stains Out of Clothing, Carpet & Fabric


How to Get Oil Stains out of Clothing, Carpet,
and Fabric. Cooking splatters, food droplets, and even
dirty shoes can leave oily stains on your garments and carpet. Remove them with common household products. You will need Baking soda Vacuum Liquid dish
soap Toothbrush Clean rags and white vinegar. Step 1. Sprinkle baking soda on the oil stain and
allow it to sit for 24 hours to soak up oily residue. Step 2. Shake off or vacuum up the baking soda, and
see if the oil went with it. Step 3. Squeeze liquid dish soap onto the stain, if
any remains. Add a bit of warm water, and agitate it to
work up a lather. Step 4. Scrub the stain with an old toothbrush to
get the soap deep into the fibers of your clothes, carpet, or other fabric. Allow the soap to sit for three minutes. Step 5. Rinse the soap out thoroughly and pat the
spot dry with a clean rag. Allow the spot to dry completely. Step 6. Soak the stain with white vinegar if oil still
remains. Allow it to sit for two minutes for clothing
and fabric or for one hour for carpet. Always do a test spot to check for color fastness
when using vinegar. Step 7. Rinse the spot and pat it dry with a clean
rag. Then allow the spot to dry completely. Step 8. Check the stain for any residual oil. Repeat any or all of these steps as needed
to remove the stain completely and never worry about oil stains again. Did you know According to the U.S. Energy
Information Administration, U.S. oil consumption in 2009 was 19.5 million barrels per day.

29 Replies to “How to Get Oil Stains Out of Clothing, Carpet & Fabric”

  1. Dish Soap rules all Muhahahah. Put on dish soap right before putting it in the washing machine, that takes care of most if not all spots.

  2. Do not put vinegar on your fabric it will change the color of the actual fabrics no matter the material. This is overboard. In the military the recomendation is to apply dishwashing liquid to the affected area and let sit for 1 min. to allow the soap to breakdown the oil. This is a proven meathod as i have got out axle grease by using the meathod. By using a toothbrush you will not allow the concentration to be applied to the infected area and more of a problem.

  3. Great work, very practical. The only thing I could suggest is that it would be nice if in your curiousity fact at the end of the video you could quote a source.
    Thank you for sharing, I just suscribed to your channel, please keep up posting!

  4. Are You Suppose To Do All Of These Steps Concurrently On The Same Fabric???
    Seems Like It Would Be Really Damaging To The Fabric Too Use All Of These Thing's For One Oil Stain. 😬

  5. I use white spirit and a wet vac to get rid of oil from fabrics/carpets. Years later there is no discolouring or damage to the fabric and it gets rid of all the stain.

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