Getting oil out of clothes is a real tough task especially if the material is thick and lighter in colour. Oil always leave behind residues how much ever efforts you put and it can be any oil, maybe plain oil or any oily food stuff. Got oily stains on your clothes? Not to worry, here are some easy tricks to get oil out of clothes:



When the oil spills over any fabric, blot it completely before it gets sunk in. You can keep cotton or cotton based fabric over it to soak the oil/sauce/any oily foodstuff. Now cover the entire stain with salt. Let the salt soak into the wet stain and then dry. As the salt dries, it will suck up the stain. Then, all you need to do is just vacuum it and then tss it in washing machine.


To remove oil stains, you can use another method with the help of a chalk. Take a piece of ordinary white chalk and rub it over the stain. Leave it for a few minutes. You will observe the outline of the stain in the chalk which means that the chalk is soaking up oil. Wash it off normally and the stain goes off completely. If not, repeat the process. More: Remove oil or grease stains from clothes >>


This method can be used for both coloured and white clothes. Rub the stain with a dry detergent bar and allow it to set in the stain. Once the detergent sets in, rinse it and dry it out. Repeat if needed.


Baking soda is a common kitchen ingredient that helps clean up various kinds of stains from fabric. Prepare a baking soda paste by mixing a three to one ratio of water to baking soda and applying it to the affected area. Let that sit for a few hours then once the paste is dry, vacuum the stain.