Get oil out of fabric by pre-treating the area with a stain remover and washing the garment. You need heavy-duty liquid detergent, pre-treatment spray, laundry detergent, a washing machine and water.Continue Reading
Purchase pre-treatment spray that has either a detergent or petroleum base. These sprays are more likely to remove stubborn oil stains.
Pour a good amount of the liquid detergent onto the oily area. Thoroughly rub it into the fabric.
Once you have rubbed in the detergent, spray the oily area liberally with the pre-treatment spray.
Allow the detergent and spray to soak into the oily area for several minutes.
Consult the label on the fabric for washing instructions. Fill the washing machine with hot water as long as it conforms to the label's instructions. Add a regular amount of powdered laundry detergent. Wash the garment.
Rinse the fabric thoroughly. Check to see if the oil stain is gone.
Repeat the washing and rinsing steps until the oil stain is completely removed.
Consult the label on the fabric for drying instructions. Dry the garment accordingly.