How to Remove Cooking Oil Stains From a Hardwood Floor

Updated July 20, 2017

Cooking oil stains on hardwood floors are not just visually unpleasing--they make your floors slippery. Cooking oil can penetrate into the cracks and seams of hardwood floors, attracting bacteria into your home. Treat cooking oil stains correctly as soon as you possibly can.

Soak up the excess cooking oil with paper towels as quickly as possible after it has spilt.

Dampen a clean cloth with about 1 tbsp hydrogen peroxide and place directly on stain.

Wipe dry with paper towels.

Clean area with clean cloths and a wood floor cleaner.


Use only a small amount of hydrogen peroxide at a time. Add more if needed.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Clean cloth
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Wood floor cleaner
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