How to remove oil stains from surfaces

Oil is an ally in the kitchen but can turn into a challenge when cleaning your home. Drops of oil can end up everywhere, from floors to kitchen surfaces and fabrics, leaving behind annoying stains. So get ready to discover how to remove and clean oil from various surfaces, thanks to some of our effective solutions that restore the cleanliness and beauty of your home.

Oil can be particularly problematic on porous surfaces such as marble or wood, where it can penetrate and stain deeply. On floors or carpets, it can create a dangerous slippery effect. But don’t worry: with the right methods and products, you can face these situations with confidence.

From the kitchen to the living room, from the bathroom to the terrace, discover different techniques to deal with oil stains safely and efficiently. From using baking soda as a natural absorbent to a degreasing detergent for delicate surfaces, you’ll find solutions for every environment. The aim? To bring your surfaces back to life and make them shine again with no trace of oil stains.

How to remove oil stains from floors

Removing oil stains from surfaces such as marble, wood or terracotta is challenging because of their porosity and absorption. Oil can penetrate deeply into materials, causing persistent stains and discolouration. It’s essential to adopt specific methods and the appropriate products to preserve the appearance and durability of these surfaces without compromising their integrity.

Cleaning oil from floors may seem like a challenge, but with the right methods you can restore the cleanliness and safety of your home. First of all, soak up as much oil as possible with a napkin or paper towel, avoiding spreading the stain further. Then sprinkle baking soda on the area and leave for a few minutes: the baking soda will absorb the remaining oil.

Next sweep away the baking soda and prepare a solution of hot water and degreaser. Use a damp microfibre cloth to gently rub the area, starting at the edges and working towards the centre. Repeat until the stain fades completely and, finally, rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly. If oil has stained your clothes, don’t worry: read our guide on how to remove oil stains from fabrics.
In general, you should always try to act quickly and apply a specific detergent or liquid soap to stains before washing your clothes. With some patience and the right products, you can effectively tackle oil stains on both floors and clothing, keeping your home and clothes impeccable.

How to remove oil stains from walls

Removing oil stains from walls may seem complicated, but with the right tools and a few simple steps, it’s very easy to do.
Start by soaking up the fresh oil with a cloth or paper towel to prevent the stain from spreading. Next, prepare a solution of hot water and liquid degreaser, dip a clean cloth into it and wring it out so that it is damp but not dripping.

After dampening the cloth, gently dab the oil stain on the wall, avoiding rubbing so as not to damage the surface. Repeat this step until the stain has completely dissolved. If the stain persists, you can also try a detergent specifically for grease stains.

Rinse the wall with a clean cloth dampened with water and dry with another dry cloth. Check whether the stain has been completely removed. With a little patience and the right approach, you can effectively remove oil stains from your wall, keeping your home clean and in perfect condition.

How to remove old oil stains

When it comes to removing old oil stains, one of the best products you can use is the Chanteclair Degreaser with Baking Soda: this product is particularly effective because it combines the degreasing power with the absorbent properties of baking soda.

Thanks to its cleansing action, the degreaser will gradually dissolve the oil, while the baking soda will help absorb the residue. Simply apply the Chanteclair Degreaser to the stain and leave the mixture to work for a while (usually 15 to 30 minutes).

After this time, use a cloth or sponge to gently rub the stain. The baking soda will act as a mild abrasive, helping to remove the oil effectively. Make sure to rinse the area well with clean water and dry it with a dry cloth. This method will not only remove old oil stains, it will also help keep surfaces clean and free of residue.

Take note!

Oil is the enemy of clean surfaces in the home, but with the right tips, you can face this adversary with confidence. Here are five essential tips on how to remove oil from surfaces and keep your home impeccable:

  1. Act quickly: you need to act as soon as you notice an oil stain. The longer the oil has to penetrate, the more difficult it will be to remove.
  2. Absorb excess oil: before you start cleaning, use paper towels or baking soda to absorb excess oil. This step can make the subsequent cleaning process easier.
  3. Use a degreaser: choose a detergent specifically for oil and grease. Apply the detergent to the stain and leave it for a few minutes to dissolve the oil deep down.
  4. Use appropriate tools: use non-abrasive tools such as sponges or microfibre cloths to clean. Avoid materials that could scratch a surface.
  5. Rinse and dry: after cleaning the stain, rinse thoroughly with clean water. Make sure the surface is completely dry to avoid the formation of new stains.

Removing oil from surfaces may seem difficult, but with these tips, you’ll be successful. Keep a supply of degreasers on hand to tackle oil stains effectively and keep your home sparkling clean.

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