Oil stains are difficult to remove. You may get grease stains from food, work items, or handling mechanical materials. Fortunately, oil stains from your favorite polyester clothing can be easily removed using a few household ingredients.
Tip # 1
Baby Powder and Dishwashing Liquid for Polyester Oil Stains Removal
If you love beauty and makeup, or you have babies at home, you probably have talcum powder or baby powder on hand. But did you know it has other amazing cleaning properties? For grease and oil stains, talc is your best friend.
- Baby/Talcum Powder
- 2 scoops liquid dish soap
- ¼ cup water
- An old toothbrush
- Take baby/talc powder and sprinkle on the affected area of polyester.
- Let it sit for about 10 minutes for the powder to absorb all the oil.
- After 10 minutes, remove the powder from the polyester.
4. Take 2 scoops of dish soap and add 1/4 cup of water.
5. Pour the solution over the stained area.
6. Take a toothbrush and scrub gently.
7. Grab your polyester cloth and toss it in the machine as usual, or you can choose to hand wash it lightly.
8. Allow clothes to air dry after rinsing.
Baking soda and dish soap are effective on oily stains
It’s called dish soap because it helps remove oil from dishes and utensils. It also works on oil stains on polyester fabrics. Baking soda is good for deep stains, so the combination of the two works well for oily stains.
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 2 scoops liquid dish soap
- 1/2 cup warm water
- An old toothbrush
- Lay the dyed garment on a flat surface.
2. Wet the spotted area with hot water.
3. Apply baking soda to the oil stain, making sure to cover the stain well. This helps absorb oil.
4. Pour 2 scoops of liquid dish soap and a little water on the stained area over the baking soda to form a paste.
5. Using the toothbrush, scrub gently in circular motions, pushing both products into the grease spots.
6. Let the paste set for about 10 minutes to fully set.
7. These two ingredients will break down the oil stain and pull out all the oil.
8. After 10 minutes, take your toothbrush and give the stain one final scrub.
9. Once you’re satisfied that you’ve scrubbed and treated the stain well, rinse to check the spot.
10. If you can still see oil stains, pour in some more baking soda and scrub lightly with a toothbrush.
11. When you’re done and happy with the results, throw the clothes in the washing machine and wash as normal.
Lemon juice, salt, and dish soap to remove grease stains
There is some evidence that lemon has oil-dissolving properties, and you can also apply it to dyed clothes. As you probably already know, dish soap is a degreaser and salt is an excellent grease absorber.
- 2 whole lemons
- 1 tablespoon dish soap
- 2 tablespoons table salt
- Cotton ball
Please follow the steps below:
- Squeeze the juice of two lemons into a glass.
2. Pour lemon juice over the stain, or dip a cotton ball into it, and dab the stain.
3. Sprinkle salt on the stain.
4. Take your dish soap and apply it to the stain.
5. Grab your toothbrush and start tackling greasy stains.
6. Leave for about 10 minutes.
7. Rinse with hot water, then wash as usual.
8. If the stain persists, the process should be repeated.
Bleach, soap, and other strong cleaners are often a rescue when the stain won’t go away, or if you just want sparkly clothes. One of the hardest stains to remove – oil stains – is extremely difficult to remove, often turns brown, smells bad, and can contain infectious organisms. Not to mention it will make your clothes unusable.
But did you know that soaps like strong detergents and bleach can cause some serious health hazards, not to mention that they often affect your clothes. Bleach is a known allergen that can also affect a person’s skin. Harsh soaps have the same effect on the body and often leave residues on clothing known to cause rashes and trigger allergic reactions. But now you can ditch those laundry soaps that contain harsh chemicals. Here are some quick and easy home remedies to remove oil stains from clothes.
Powder: Talc is great at removing oil stains. Made from talc, this powder is white and absorbs liquids quickly. The best part about this remedy is that it can be used on delicate clothes and will not cause the fabric to darken or lose its color. To use this remedy, just take any talc and sprinkle it liberally on the spill. Now lightly press the powder with your fingers. You will find that the powder will stick to where the oil spills and can be dusted from the rest of the area. Let it sit in the area for about 20 to 30 minutes. If the stain is large, scrape off the oil-soaked powder and reapply. Once the oil is completely saturated, wash the cloth as normal.
Vinegar: Vinegar has powerful astringent properties and is very effective at breaking down and removing oily stains. In addition to this, vinegar also helps to remove odors from fabrics, the unpleasant odor characteristic of clothes washed with oil. All you need to do is soak the stained part in vinegar. If the cloth is colored, mix vinegar with hot water (in equal proportions). This will prevent the fabric from fading or whitening. After soaking, scrub the area lightly to remove oil stains. If the stain doesn’t go away completely, you can choose to apply more vinegar. Make sure to air dry the cloth to prevent any stubborn oil stains from getting in.
Lemon: Known as a good bleach, lemon can also help lighten stains and remove grease from clothes. Just cut a lemon, rub it over the stain, and squeeze the lemon lightly to help the lemon juice seep into the cloth. You can use lemon peel as a natural mild scrub to remove excess oil from the area. If the stain is stubborn, let the cloth dry and apply some more lemon. Now wash the cloth as usual.
Hot water: We all know that oil and water don’t mix, and that’s how this remedy works. Hot water helps break down grease on clothes and remove stains. To use this remedy, put the cloth in the tub, bring some water to a boil (it should be scalding hot), and pour the water directly over the stain. Wipe off excess oil with an old toothbrush. Keep in mind that you may need to brush off excess oil on both sides of the cloth. Now use a sponge to apply some dishwashing liquid (preferably one with lemon extract) until it lathers. Let it sit and wash off the excess.
Baking soda: This is a common household ingredient and is also great for removing oily stains. Due to the porous nature of soda crystals, baking soda is great for absorbing liquids, especially oils. All you need to do is sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the stain. It will quickly turn brown, which is a sign that it has absorbed the oil. If the stain is stubborn, scrape off and apply a fresh coat after the baking soda is completely wet. Keep repeating this process until all the oil is saturated and the baking soda is no longer discolored. Now, wash the cloth as usual and watch the stain disappear.