Nothing ruins a good piece of clothing quite like an oil stain. We’ve all faced that moment of dread when oil gets on our clothes while we’re eating or cooking. We hesitantly look down to survey the damage, only to discover there’s a huge stain on our favorite shirt. Sometimes, store bought removers just can’t get the job done. Luckily, we’ve learned about a brilliant hack to get rid of those extra stubborn stains that won’t go down without a fight.
In just a few easy steps, this stain will be gone in no time.
– Liquid Dish Soap
– Baking Soda
– A Toothbrush
– A Piece of Cardboard
First, put the cardboard in between the front and back of the shirt so you don’t mess up the side that isn’t stained. Spray the affected area with WD-40 and use a Q-Tip to scrub it in.
Pour baking soda over the stain. We’re talking lots of baking soda. You’ll need plenty to absorb the oil.
soda over the stain. We’re talking lots of baking soda. You’ll need plenty to absorb the oil.
Use the toothbrush to scrub the baking soda into the stain. Keep scrubbing until clumps begin appearing.
This is what it should look like before adding the dish soap.
Now, time to add the dish soap. Pour some on top of the baking soda and start scrubbing again. A rag will be very useful here since the baking soda will start sticking to your toothbrush.
Scrub, scrub, scrub!
And then you’re done! Take out the cardboard and toss your shirt into the washer with your other clothes (it won’t mess them up).
Once washed, your shirt should look as good as new! Don’t be afraid to repeat the process if you still notice the stain. Be sure to share this hack with your friends so that we can all look fresh in the face of stains!