Style

How To Get An Oil Stain (Like Salad Dressing!) Out Of Clothes Right Away

September 19, 2016 by Katelyn Holland
shefinds | Style

While I was starting this article, I dropped a glob of my lunch of my brand new top. To make things worst, it was this super cute Zara shirt that Olivia Palmero was seen wearing a few weeks ago. I immediately panicked, thinking the stain was irreversible. Fortunately, for me (and you) there are a few ways to get an oily blotch out of your clothing. The trick is to act fast. The longer you wait, the more likely the stain will set.

I immediately ran out to the drugstore and bought the following things: baking soda, a tooth brush, and dish soap. The first step is to use a paper towels to blot out the excess oil. Next, cover the stain entirely with the baking soda and let it set for at least 30 minutes. Then scrub the stain with a toothbrush. As you scrub, the baking soda will clump up because it has absorbed the oil. For really tough stains, repeat this process. Then, pour some dish washing soap over the baking soda and gently work it into the stain. The last step is to throw the item in the wash. Don’t worry if there’s left over baking soda residue on your garment. This should easily wash out.

READ MORE: How To Get A Water Stain Out Of A Leather Boot

According to wikiHow, washing the garment in hot water will help remove the stain. However, not all items can be washed in hot water, so check the care tag. Adding a little white vinegar to rinse cycle will also help make the detergent more effective. Be sure the stain is completely removed before throwing it in the dryer. If it’s not removed, the heat will set the stain. Read more about how to remove oil from different types of fabric here.

READ MORE: How To Get An Ink Stain Out Of A Leather Purse

If the stain is set, you can try to remove the stain with WD-40. First, put a piece of cardboard underneath the stain (between the front and back of the shirt). Spray the stain with the WD-40. Then cover the spot with a layer of baking soda and repeat the same process with the dish soap. Check out the rest of the steps on this site.

READ MORE: How To Prevent Denim From Staining Suede

For more laundry tips, check out how to remove an ink stain from a leather purse and how to get mascara stains out of fabric.

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

Every Woman Should Own This Super Cozy Sweater--Get One While It's On Sale

October 12, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get one in every color.

Fashion

The One Jacket Trend You’re Going To See Everywhere This Fall--It's So Chic!

October 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We love this trend!

Fashion

The $19 Top You Need To Buy At Anthropologie Before It’s Too Late

October 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's so cheap!

Fashion

The Bizarre ‘Grandma’ Top Trend Is Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Fall

October 10, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's a fall wardrobe staple!

Fashion

This Bralette Is SO Comfortable It's Almost Always Sold Out

October 10, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Grab one ASAP

Fashion

Psst! Here's Where To Get A Pair Of "Cool Girl" Nike Sneakers For Just $40

October 9, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Better be quick!

Fashion

This $10 Cardigan Is Crazy Popular On Amazon

October 9, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It has great reviews!

Fashion

We Didn’t Think They Made Shoes Like THIS—But They’re Selling Out At Nordstrom!

October 8, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They're super unique.

Fashion

This Bra Is Crazy Popular Because It's Super Pretty *And* Comfortable

October 6, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You NEED this bra!

Fashion

These $29 Leggings Will Make Your Legs Looks *Incredible*

October 6, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get a pair ASAP!

Fashion

This Bralette Is SO Comfortable It's Almost Always Sold Out

I'm sure that most of us woman can agree ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS