How Do I Remove Motor Oil From My Clothes?

Have you ever glued the motor oil of the electric scooter/electric bike to your clothes or pants?

Do you know how to deal with these oil stains?

In our daily life, there are many ways to remove oil stains. We can use dishwashing detergents, laundry detergent, cleansing oil, alcohol, soap, baking soda, chalk, etc. We hope that reading this blog post can help you know how to solve this problem.

How do we get out of the oil stains on clothes?

Tip No. 1: Use dishwashing detergent to remove motor oil stains

Mix dishwashing detergent and water 1:1 and soak the stained clothes in the detergent-water mixture. After a period of time, rub the stained area with your hands or brush the stain back and forth with a soft bristle brush and then put your clothes into the washing machine.

Tip: The earlier you use the above method the better if you have machine oil stains on your clothes. As dishwashing detergent does not contain harmful chemicals, you don't have to worry about damaging your clothes with this cleaning method.

Tip No. 2: Use soap to remove motor oil stains

Soap is a common item we use to wash our hands every day and because it is so powerful and does not harm the skin on our hands, it is also a good choice for cleaning motor oil stains on clothing.

First, apply a thick layer of dry soap to the oil stain; then, brush the oil stain back and forth with a soft brush dampened with water ;and finally, soak the garment in warm water for a while. Repeat the previous steps several times until the oil stain has faded and you can put your clothes in the washing machine for a normal wash.

And of course, don't forget to dry your clean laundry in an airy place!


Tip No. 3: Use alcohol to remove motor oil stains

Alcohol has some surprising properties. Since alcohol is soluble in both organic solvents and water, it can be used not only as a fuel but also for everyday cleaning. And as alcohol does not damage our clothes, we can safely use a mixture of alcohol and water to clean our clothes.

To make your cleaning more efficient, repeat the following steps in order to clean the oil stains on your clothes:

  • Apply a few drops of the alcohol and water mixture to the oil stain
  • Wipe back and forth with a clean cloth soaked in water
  • Once the oil stain has been visibly reduced, put the garment in the washing machine

If the oil stain is extensive, you can use dishwashing detergent, soap and alcohol at the same time to get the most out of the stain.

Tip No. 4: Using washing powder to remover motor oil stains

When it comes to cleaning stains, laundry detergent is of course an essential choice. Whether it is liquid or powdered, laundry detergent is a great helper for removing machine oil stains. The specific steps are as follows.

  • Pour the washing powder/washing liquid over the oil stain
  • Brush back and forth with a soft bristle brush dampened with water
  • When the oil stain has faded, put the laundry in the washing machine

Tip: Do not machine wash for too long on silk fabrics.

Other cleaning methods:

NO. 1: White vinegar
White vinegar is a mixture of acetic acid and water and is therefore commonly used to clean grease in the kitchen and limescale in the bathroom. Mix white vinegar and water in a ratio of 1:1 and then spray the machine oil stain and leave it for a while before putting the clothes in the washing machine.

NO. 2: Petrol
Use a soft cloth with petrol to wipe at motor oil stains on clothes. According to the principle that motor oil and petrol are similarly soluble, we will soon be able to clean the oil stains.

NO. 3: Make-up remover
Machine oil stains on clothes can be scrubbed with a soft cloth soaked in make-up remover, then soaked in warm water for a few minutes, then rinsed off with water.

NO. 4: Toothpaste
Mix a little toothpaste with washing powder and scrub the machine oil stains on your clothes back and forth and rinse well with water.

NO. 5: Special degreasers
It is also good to use special degreasers to remove motor oil stains. There are many special grease cleaners on the market nowadays, which we can buy and use according to the product instructions.

NO. 6: Laundry
If we really don't know how to clean the oil stains from our clothes, sending our oil-stained clothes to a professional laundry can solve our problems.

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