Using Ammonia to Remove Oil Stains From Clothes
What You'll Need Before You Start:
- Protective waterproof gloves
- Liquid Laundry Detergent
Ammonia is one of the most powerful oil cutting cleaners available, and while most of us know that ammonia works wonders on hard surfaces, ammonia is rarely used as a stain remover for clothing. However, ammonia's oil-fighting power is just as impressive on clothing as it is on hard surfaces. The trick is knowing how to use ammonia to remove oil stains on clothing.
To remove oil stains on clothes using ammonia:
- Wet the oil stain with cool water.
- Don protective gloves.
- Soak the oil stain with ammonia.
- Rub the stain to break up the oil.
- Rinse in cool water; if any traces of the stain remain, repeat steps 3 and 4.
- Rinse again in cool water.
- Launder using liquid laundry detergent according to label directions, in the hottest water safe for the garment.
- Air dry garment to determine whether or not the stain has been removed. If not, try the ammonia method below.