Remove Cooking Oil Stains

There are plenty of ways to stain your clothing with cooking oil and just as many to remove cooking oil stains from your clothing. Oil and grease are two difficult substances to remove from your clothing, but with the right tips and a speedy treatment you should be able to save your favorite shirt.

Remove Cooking Oil Stains

Remove Cooking Oil Stains From clothes Method 1

What you will need:

  • Dull knife or spoon
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Liquid dish soap

There are a number of different methods to removing cooking oil from your clothing. So if the stain does not come free from the first method it will be okay, just move on to the next method until the stain has been entirely removed.

  1. To begin this stain fighting method you will need to try and remove any excess cooking oil that might still be on the garment. If the stain is still wet you can gently dab the cooking oil with the paper towel. If the stain has dried you can use a dull knife or a spoon to gently scrape any remaining cooking oil. 
  2. Now that as much of the cooking oil has been removed you can begin to treat the cooking oil stain.
  3. Apply a liquid laundry detergent directly on the remaining cooking oil stain. If the stain is particularly stubborn you can use liquid dish soap instead, as this product is created to lift and remove oil and grease.
  4. Allow the product to sit on the stain for about 5 minutes. You can leave it a little longer for harder to remove stains. Allowing the detergent to sit for a short time will allow it to begin to break the stain up.
  5. Launder the garment in the hottest water possible. The best way to determine this is to simply look at the tag for cleaning directions. The warmer the water the easier it will be to remove the stain.
  6. If the garment is heavily soiled you may want to launder it separately as to not spread the cooking oil stain to other garments.
  7. Inspect the area. If the stain remains you can repeat the steps above or move on to method 2. Remember do not put the clothing in the dryer until the stain has been completely removed. The heat from the dryer will only further set the stain into the clothes.

Remove Cooking Oil Stains From Clothing Method 2

What you will need:

  • Baby Powder
  • Baking Soda (optional)

There are plenty of solutions for removing cooking oil stains and many of them are not too complicated. This is a method that is not complicated at all and seems to be effective. If for some reason the first two methods do not remove the cooking oil stain you should move on to method number 3. Here are the steps to complete method number 2.

  1. For this method all you will need to do is get some baby powder at the nearest store. Baking soda will also do the trick if you cannot find baby powder.
  2. Next, you will pour a generous amount of the powder all over the cooking oil stain. Ensure that the stain is completely covered.
  3. Allow the powder to sit for about 24 hours. This will help to absorb the cooking oil as it releases the stain.
  4. Wash the garment as you normally would.
  5. Inspect the area. If the stain remains you will need to put the powder back on the stained area. This time you should put more on the cooking oil stain than you did the first time. Again allowing the powder to sit for 24 hours.
  6. Continue to repeat this process until the stain is removed. If you have a particularly stubborn stain you can move on to method 3.

Remove Cooking Oil Stains From Clothing Method 3

What you will need:

  • Lestoil

This method of removing cooking oil stains, from your clothing, only requires one strong stain fighting chemical. For those of you who have never heard of this detergent you can find it in most laundry soap aisles at the grocery store. Lestoil is a smelly chemical, but it can help you get out the most stubborn cooking oil stains and even those cooking oil stains that have been put through the dryer. Because this is a smellier solution you may need to wash your clothing twice before completely removing the smell of the detergent.

  1. Go to the store and get a bottle of the Lestoil. Again this can be found in the laundry detergent aisles in most grocery stores.
  2. Apply the chemical directly to the cooking oil stain.
  3. Allow the Lestoil to sit for about 5 minutes. Do not let it sit for much longer than 5 minutes. Again this is a smelly chemical and you may want to complete these steps in a well ventilated area.
  4. Wash the garment as you normally would.
  5. Inspect the stained area. If the stain has been removed you will need to wash the garment again to ensure the smell has been entirely removed. If the stain remains you will need to repeat the steps above until the stain has been completely removed.
  6. Once you are sure your garment is stain free you can dry the garment as you normally would. Just ensure that the stain has been removed before you allow heat to be applied. Putting the stained garment in the dryer could cause more harm to the clothing and further set the stain into the clothing.