Removing Diesel Oil and Grease from Clothing?

March 22, 2020

How can I get a set in motor oil stain out of a hoodie jacket?



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Depends on the fabric. That is a tough stain.

First pass, I would put a paper towel or white rag on each side and and try to blot out as much as can be -- you can use cold water to dampen the spot. The goal here is to "wick away" as much of the oil as you can.

Once that is done, take regular blue dawn dish soap, the simple kind and rub it in with your fingers on both sides of the stain. Let it sit overnight and then rinse out with cold water.

If that doesn't work, you can try rubbing baking soda into the spot and then (with a clean rag behind it so it does not bleed through to the other other side of the shirt) pour vinegar (white) on it.


It will fizz. Let it sit for 1-2 hours and rinse with cold water.

Last pass is to make homemade oxi with equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and two parts cold water, shake them up in a jar and then pour the mix on the stain. Let it sit for 1-2 hours, then wash, don't machine dry until the stains are out.

Also be sure not to dry this in the dryer until the stain is gone.

I hope this will help! Post back with updates!

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September 1, 2012

How can I remove diesel oil and grease from clothing after it has set in?

By Joseph


September 21, 20120 found this helpful

I have tried many things,used many things finally I can recommend one thing I know for sure works. On there is a product called S2O. They have laundry sheets and a liquid stain remover. Made from organic products, made especially for removing oil, grease, stains that nothing else I have heard of does.


The laundry sheets are affordable, less than any store brands for sure.I only need 1 sheet per load,comes out to about 40 cents a load. You do not need boosters, pre-wash products not even bleach. The liquid is what is in sheets just in stronger form. The scientist that made it shows a demo where he dumps axle grease right on fabric and it dissolves away from clothes. Old stains as well as new.

They have 30 day money back guarantee, give it a try. I was amazed just how it removes under arm stains,ring around the collar (all is oil based) then can get out blood. I hope you find it as helpful as I have. Once again it is called S2O. There is a 800 number or you can look it up on Luck your way saving money on clothes!

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November 18, 2014

I got oil or grease on a winter jacket. Any ideas?

By Deb Q. from Ottawa, Ontario


November 19, 20140 found this helpful

You might try dampening it a little and them put some baking soda on. Let that dry and then brush it out.

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