How to remove motor oil stains

Motor oil stains have the tendency to get everywhere and once embedded into your clothes become impossible to remove. When it comes to motor oil stain removal the sooner you act on it the better, since it’s easier to remove motor oil stains before they dry into the fibres of the fabric. You’ll also want to use a washing detergent, like Ariel, containing solvents like ethanol, which are used to break down the compounds in motor oil for optimal stain removal. Follow our Ariel stain solutions and tips for removing motor oil stains.

Mechanic With Motor Oil Stain On Blue Overall

Removing motor oil stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    Scrape off any excess motor oil from the surface of your clothes before rinsing under warm, running water.

  • 2


    Pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid directly onto the motor oil stain.

  • 3


    Place the garment into the wash along with similar items.

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    Your Ariel pre-treat cap is also the perfect way to dose liquid detergent. Just fill with the correct dose and place the pre-treat cap directly into your washing machine’s drum, on top of your dirty clothes.

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    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated on the instructions on the garment’s fabric care label.

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    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Your clothes are also at risk from oily stains, not just motor oil stains. Tough stains like cooking oil stains and oily water stains can make your laundry a challenge, but fortunately stain removal is at hand. Ariel offers outstanding stain removal results in just the 1st wash, so you no longer have to worry about getting oily stains out of clothes.