How to Clean Oil Stains on Clothes: Delicate Garments
Delicate fabrics may be damaged if you rub away at any stains. Thankfully, here are a few handy tips to help you with your delicates, including Abayas.
- Some commercial stain remover products or laundry detergents can be used on delicate clothing, too. Read the instructions to find out.
- Another good solution is to cover the stain fully with talcum powder, baby powder, or corn starch.
- Let the garment stay like that in a warm place (but not under direct heat) for a few hours or even overnight. The warm temperature will cause the powder to absorb the oil from the fabric.
- Brush away the powder. If the grease stain is still there, repeat.
- Afterwards, wash the clothing according to the garment care label.
How to Remove Oil From Clothes Requiring Dry Cleaning
If your clothing requires dry cleaning, it’s advised you take it to a dry cleaner as soon as possible. Before you reach the dry cleaners, try sprinkling the stain first with an absorbent (talcum powder, baby powder, or corn starch). This may make it easier for the dry cleaner to remove the stain — or it may remove the stain all together, saving you a trip to the dry cleaners.
The above tips should make it simple for you to remove oil stains after an accident — keeping your clothes looking fresh and spotless, and your laundry regime hassle-free.