Have you ever thought that simple home items can remove oil stains?

Oil stains can be so disturbing and very hard to get rid of with many detergents promising a lot and delivering little. Did you know that there other inexpensive and easy ways to remove them? Well, we have compiled 13 solutions to remove oil stains with the help of products around you!

1. Baby powder

If you ever find yourself with oil stains or splatters on your clothes at home, get some baby powder to apply a little on the stained surface. Let it settle and dry well then remove excess powder by rubbing it off. Repeat this until the mark is gone.

2. Baking soda

Baking soda can be used to do so many things including brightening surfaces. Cooking surfaces that interact with oils such as stoves are most affected by stains. To get rid of them, wet the surface with a little water then add baking soda. Use a dry sponge to rub the spots and in the end, you will get a really clean surface.

3. Chalk

Chalk has a few hidden uses that very few know of. It is best for removing grease from clothing or linen. All there is to do is to rub the chalk on the greasy area and let it sit for a while to absorb the oil before brushing it off.

4. Club soda

Cleaning stained pots and pans are not fun at all but with club soda, getting rid of the stains can be very easy. Pour some club soda into the pan while it’s still hot – this will prevent the stains from sticking, then cleaning the pans will be a lot easier!

5. Shaving cream

If you have a habit of dropping food on your carpet, get that shaving cream from your bathroom cabinet and let it work the magic. Remove the oil by spreading the cream on the spot, let it dry then rub it off with a damp cloth.

6. Talcum powder

Pour Talcum powder on the surface and wait for it to absorb the grease then vacuum the surface. For greasy fingerprints on your wallpapers, you will have to wait for about half an hour before brushing it off the surface. This method needs a little patience for it to work other surfaces. So, give it at least 6 hours before you see some positive results.

7. Vinegar

This is the miracle stain remover that will work on anything ranging from clothes to corner tables. Using a cloth and a mixture of water and vinegar, wipe off any stain on a surface and you are good to go.

8. Tape

If you accidentally stain your book with ink or grease here’s a new trick for you. Use transparent tape to stop the stain from spreading to other parts by covering over the stain spot on both sides of the page.

9. Cat litter

This is the best way to remove oil stains left by cars on surfaces. First, dry out wet oil with newspaper, then cover the stain with cat litter for about 24 hours then sweep off the litter.

10. Paper bag

Whoever discovered this method of stain removal methods must have been a genius! Since brown paper bags absorb oil, fold the paper bag, hold it over the stain, and run a warm iron over the spot. This will draw the grease into the paper but you will have to repeat this until the spot is gone.

11. Cornstarch

Remove the stain by sprinkling corn starch on a soft cloth and rub on the grease spot until it disappears.

12. Newspaper

Oil stains look really ugly on the garage driveway. Luckily, there is a simple method to get rid of them. Spread a few newspapers over the grease. Soak the newspaper in water and weigh it down with a heavy object. Let it dry, then remove the newspaper and your stains should come with it.

13. Salt

Salt and rubbing alcohol can be mixed to form a very efficient stain remover. Just mix one part of salt to four parts of salts and rub the mixture hard on the stained area.

There you have it. You can easily remove oil stains so you don’t have to worry about them again!


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