Removing WD-40 Stains from Clothing

Oil can be a difficult substance to remove from fabric. This guide is about removing WD-40 stains from clothing.

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Question: How do you get WD40 out of clothing?

By Penny Custar 2 31

I read that WD40 would take tomato stain out of clothes, and it did, but now how do I get the WD40 oil stain out?

Penny from, Jackson MI

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By amy 3 13 Flag

January 28, 2008

As a steel worker, I tend to get alot of oil on me. Let's not even get into the smell! lol! Now I don't work w/WD40, but I have found that (idea from my dad) pouring in a full can of dark soda (aka Coke) will help out. Keep in mind, full load setting, and nothing else in washer. ( I know, what a waste!!) Hope that helps!

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

January 28, 2008

Greased Lightening is awesome. Spray and let soak a few minutes and then scrub it with an old toothbrush or something and keep repeating (about 5 or 6 times). This stuff is awesome and it works well with Magic Marker on clothes and ink as well. The only place around my area that sells it is a Dollar General store.

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By Beth 25 1,120 Flag

January 29, 2008

Lestoil gets out all kinds of stains. It actually got the car door jamb grease out of my light colored rain coat.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

February 22, 2008

I use Goo Gone product on stains like oil, butter etc. Just pour some on the stain and leave it on for a while (couple of hours at least) than wash it in the washing machine.

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Question: Removing WD-40 Stain from a T-shirt

By connie 1

I used WD-40 to remove a grease stain from a t-shirt. Now the WD-40 won't come out. What will work to remove the new stain?

Connie from Imperial, MO

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By Cyinda 214 1,287 Flag

June 4, 2008

Try using GOOP, the hand cleaner. Scrub it in really well with an old toothbrush.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

June 4, 2008

Dawn dish detergent works very good on any oil stain, they use it to clean up after oil slicks so it must work ! I use it instead of a pretreater.

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By Max Odell 1 2 Flag

June 4, 2008

I use Zout, no I didn't misspell Shout. I use it on ALL my stains... red wine, spagetti sauce, grease. It will even take out stains that you have missed, laundered and dried. Just spray it on, rub it in and toss in the washer.

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Question: Removing WD40 From Dried Clothing

I read somewhere that you can use WD40 to get melted chap stick out of clothes, but now I have WD40 stains on my work clothes. Any idea how to get the WD40 out now? Help!

Molly from Minnesota

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By Renee Schuhmacher 4 Flag

March 12, 2009

Dish soap is made to get grease off of your dishes and does a great job on any oily stain on clothes.

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Tip: Getting WD40 out of a Dress

By dihunt45 1

I used WD40 to get rid of an oil/fat stain from a dress and was left with the WD40 stain instead. The only way I could remove this stain was to drench the whole dress in Sard Wonder Soap Oxy Action liquid spray so that it would not leave a spray area mark. I left it on for 3-5 minutes, then washed the dress in a good detergent and rinsed well and hung out to dry. I was very happy with the outcome, no stain and no spray marks - as new.

Editor's Note: Sard's Wonder Soap is made by the Colgate company in Australia. There does not appear to be an American version but I think it is similar to OxiClean.

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    Question: Removing a WD40 Stain from Satin Fabric

    By gwslinda 2

    How do you get WD40 out of satin without leaving a water stain?

    By Linda S

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