How to Get Oil Stains Out of Clothes

Oil stains on clothes may look awful, but don't worry they're easier to remove than you think. Learn how to get oil stains out of clothes the best way.

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Cooking oil stains on clothing happen all the time, whether you are frying bacon or eating pasta. Fortunately, oil stains on clothes are simple to remove.

How to get an oil stain out of a shirt

When you drop something oily or greasy on your clothing, the sooner you get it out, the better. Don’t immediately throw your clothes in the washing machine. Instead, do some stain pretreating to make sure the stain comes out.

Watch this video tutorial for how to remove oil stains from clothes:

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Step 1

Tools and materials for how to get an oil stain out of a shirt

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These are the tools and materials you’ll need to get the job done right:

Step 2

Blot the Stain

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Before pretreating the stain on your clothes, read the care instructions. Some products may not work with the fabric of your clothing. Start by blotting any excess oil with a paper towel or clean cloth. Make sure you blot the stain rather than rub because rubbing can set the stain in the fabric.