How to Remove Grease & Oil Stains From a Sweatshirt

Sometimes sweatshirts end up with grease and oil stains on them--whether you're working on your car or cooking in the kitchen, it's inevitable. Getting grease and oil stains out of a sweatshirt isn't as hard as you may think. A little pre-treating and washing the clothing at the proper temperature goes a long way.

Things You'll Need

  • Pre-laundry stain remover spray or liquid

  • Washing machine

  • Laundry detergent

Step 1

Blot off any excess grease or oil if the stain is fresh.

Step 2

Pre-treat the sweatshirt with a pre-laundry stain remover that is specifically for grease and oil stains.

Step 3

Let the pre-treatment sit on the sweatshirt for a few hours. The older the stain is, the longer you should let the sweatshirt sit.

Step 4

Wash the sweatshirt as normal, in warm water. Warm water is key for removing grease stains.

Step 5

Start the process a second time if the stain is still there after being washed. Do not put the sweatshirt in the dryer. Pre-treat it and leave it; then wash it again until the stain is gone. It may take several attempts.