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- Dish detergent and cornstarch did the magic. The oil stain is completely gone.
Thanks to everyone who responded.
Baby, talc, or cornstarch powder will sometimes help
Rubbing Alcohol works great for me.
If it's cooking oil, I've found talcum powder to be good. Just put it on, let it sit for several hours, then wash.
Ugly, dirty oil...I don't know how to get that out.
That citrus stuff works really well on all kinds of greasy stains (used it a lot on crayons :-) in the past).
Can't remember what it's called, though, but it should be with the Shout and stuff like that.
I personally have not tried it on clothes, but my mom and my neighbors swear by this stuff called Awesome that
is sold a the Dollar Store or someplace like that. My mechanic neighbor used it on clothes. I know it took
ink off my hardwood floor very easily. I figured if it hurt the hardwood it couldn't have looked worse than
the big blobs of ink!
I always keep Purple Power in my laundry room. You can purchase it by the gallon at any auto parts store.
depends on what kind of oil and how bad it is. cooking oil and not too severe coat the area with baby powder
and let sit for a day or so. shake powder off either outside or in bath tub and wash as normal. (if the
oil has really saturated the clothing this may not work. husband got a big cooking oil spot on a tshirt
and I can't get it out!)
I have had good success with the Spray & Wash stain *Stick* (not the spray). I have gotten oil paints (the kind
used by artists on canvas) out of clothes with it--when nothing else would work.
Here's one more! Grandma's magic spot remover available at Hancock Fabrics!
ZOUT is a great one. It's worked on alot of our stains. I've found it at Target, but really haven't looked
anywhere else for it.