Grease & Motor Oil Stain Removal

Grease and motor oil stain clothes and carpets all the time. Many people will throw away clothing affected by these stains after tinkering with a car or small appliance. However, with Vanish Oxi Action Gel in your cupboard it is possible to fully remove grease and motor oil from household fabrics.


To get rid of Grease & Motor Oil stains, we recommend using Vanish Liquid Fabric Stain Remover:

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Vanish Liquid Fabric Stain Remover

Apply the gel directly onto the stain, wait 5 minutes and wash normally adding one additional dose of Vanish Liquid Fabric Stain Remover to your wash.

Soaking is recommended for tough and dried in stains. Add one dose (60ml) of Vanish Liquid Fabric Stain Remover to 4L of warm water and soak the stained fabric, coloured item for max 1 hour whites for max 6 hours. Wash as usual or rinse thoroughly.

Important:Always follow the usage instructions on the Vanish packaging. Do not use on wool, silk or leather. Do not use on finished or coated surfaces - for example wood, metals etc.


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Grease & Motor Oil Stain Removal Tips

If grease or motor oils stains occur, you should treat the stain immediately with hot water, allowing the fabric to remove the stain thoroughly.

Removing Grease & Motor Oil Stains - Handy Tips

If you don't have a Vanish stain removal product to hand then don't worry. We're still able to provide some handy hints on removing stains. Vanish will help you remove the stains even once they have dried-in.

  • Scrape as much as grease or motor oil as possible with the spoon, being careful not to press the stain too hard.
  • Blot the grease stain with paper towel, using a lifting motion until no more of the stain comes off on the paper towel. When home, follow instructions as set out above for best results.

Other Useful Stain Removal Tips

Vanish can help get stains out of carpets as well as ensure you remove make up stains, grass stains and cooking oil stains.

What Causes Grease & Motor Oil To Stain So Badly?

Grease and motor oil stain removal can be tricky because these items tend to have a thick consistency and dark colours. Depending on what type of material is stained and how long the stain has been sitting without treatment it can be very difficult to clean items completely. Fortunately removing grease and motor oil stains is a possiblity with specially formulated Vanish Oxi Action Gel.