There’s nothing more frustrating than getting an oil stain on a brand new piece of clothing—or even one of your favorite garments. But before you toss that beautiful new shirt into the garbage, you’ll want to try this amazing oil stain removal hack. Here are some tips to lift out oil stains and breathe new life into your clothes!
First, you’ll want to grab some cardboard—any old cardboard will do. Find the offending stain and then place the cardboard behind it. The next trick is to go into your cupboards and locate that bottle of WD-40 that you never use. Next, spray the WD-40 directly onto the stain. You can use some q-tips to really work the WD-40 into that stain; if all goes well, this will help to start lifting the oil out.
The next step is to grab some baking soda and pour that on top of what you’ve already got going. The baking soda will absorb the oil that the WD-40 has lifted out of your garment. Grab an old toothbrush and really get that baking soda in there, taking out the offending oil. At this point, you should start to see some clumps forming—this means that it’s working!
Next, take some liquid dish soap and pour it on top of the stain as well. Keep using the toothbrush to lift the stain out, and then remove the cardboard. You can now toss the garment into the washing machine. However, you don’t want to put it in the dryer without seeing whether or not the stain has already lifted. If it hasn’t lifted completely, then repeat the process until it does. Voila! Your clothes don’t have to suffer from oil stains anymore.