Frying foods can be dangerous business—especially for your clothes. If you get a grease splatter on your clothing, try dabbing the stain with some baby powder on a powder puff. Make sure you rub it in well, and then remove and brush off any excess powder. Repeat until the mark is gone
Rub chalk on a grease spot on clothing or table linens and let it absorb the oil before you brush it off. If the stain lingers, rub chalk into it again before laundering. Get rid of ring-around-the-collar stains too; mark the stains heavily with chalk before laundering. The chalk will absorb the oils that hold dirt in.
Have you ever noticed how greasy foods immediately leave their mark on the bags that hold them? This trick uses the same process, but in reverse. For greasy stains on wallpaper, fold a brown paper bag and hold it over the stain. Next, run a warm iron over the spot, drawing the grease into the paper. Repeat as necessary until the spot is gone, repositioning the bag each time so fresh paper collects
Cornstarch and Dish Soap
Lay your item of clothing on a flat surface and liberally sprinkle cornstarch over the stain. Let that soak in for at least 30 minutes, but one hour is preferable.
Next, rub dish soap into the stain (use a nail brush if you want to get into the fibers). Finally, wash using the directions on the care label. Air dry.
It makes sense. Shampoo is designed to get grease and natural oils out of your hair. So why not your clothing? Just grab a little of your usual shampoo and rub it into the stain like a pre-treatment. Then wash as directed. It should work like a charm
You see ads all the time boasting the grease-fighting power of dishwashing detergents. From the tablets to regular liquids, they are formulated to cut through the grease and get your dishes and cutlery free from stains and residues. So take some dishwater detergent to the stain, rubbing in the liquid or powder. You can also add a tablet to your wash; this is very effective for oily mechanics' clothing.
Baking soda is another substance that breaks down grease. Before you put the item in the machine, treat it with some baking soda and water. You can do this by soaking the piece in a bucket of water and a few tablespoons of baking soda. Soak the item for about 10 to 15 minutes. You can also make a paste to treat the stain; to do this, mix equal tablespoons of baking soda and water and apply it, then leave for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse before putting the item in the washer.
If you try the above methods and nothing works, don't fret. You can buy specialty cleaning products that are meant to target specific types of problems. Look in the cleaning aisles to see if there are any available to remove oil stains. Some of these come as pretreatments that you're meant to apply to your items before you wash them in the regular laundry cycles. Others are detergents meant to clean particularly greasy clothes. Shop around and see what's available in your area, and read the backs of products to learn which kinds of stains the products will treat.
An oil stain in an item of clothing isn't a lost cause. There are a few products that will break down grease and get rid of the mark. Most of these are common household products that you likely have on hand. If that fails, there are a few specialty products available that can clean the item in question