How to Remove Oil Stains From Wool

Updated February 21, 2017

Discovering that you have stained an article of wool clothing can be upsetting. Wool is difficult to clean, and when the stain in question is oil, it can be even more so. Removing an oil stain takes a lot of work and can be frustrating, it is still possible if you apply the proper solutions to the stain and repeat the task until it is complete.

Wear the rubber gloves at all times.

Scoop off any excess oil still on the wool.

Move to a well-ventilated area, as you will be using potentially toxic chemicals if inhaled in large doses.

Apply dry cleaning solution to the stain, and scrub thoroughly with the rag.

Repeat as needed.

Replace the dry cleaning solution with turpentine if the stain stops responding to the dry cleaning solution.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Dry cleaning solution
  • Cloth rag
  • Turpentine
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