How to Use Coca Cola to Remove Oil Stains

by Traci Joy

No matter how careful you are, stains just happen. Whether you're working on your car in your garage or driveway, or it happens to develop an unsuspecting leak, oil can leave unsightly stains. Whether on pavement or clothing, no need to worry or spend a lot of money searching for the right cleaner. Grab a 2 liter or a can of coke and treat the stain. You'll see that coca cola is good for more than just quenching thirst.

Removing Oil With Coke

Soak up any excess oil with a shop towel, or an old bath towel.

Let coca cola get to room temperature, then pour over top of stain until stain is completely covered. Let it remain on stain overnight or for 8 - 10 hours.

Soak up coca cola and oil once again with shop towel or bath towel. Gently blot while soaking up.

Rinse the area with warm water with a squirt of Dawn dish detergent added.

Rinse off the soapy water with a hose, or dish of plain warm water.

Removing Oil Stains From Clothing

Pour classic coke directly on the stain and let sit for two hours.

Wash clothing with detergent, as usual.

Add a can of coke classic to your wash if you have stains that cover a wide area or several stains.

Tip

  • check Keep an extra bottle of coke classic in your garage and laundry room for oil stain emergencies.

Warning

  • close When soaking up excess oil, blot but don't rub or you will spread the stain.

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About the Author

A certified nutritionist who majored in health, fitness and nutrition, Traci Vandermark has been writing articles in her specialty fields since 1998. Her articles have appeared both online and in print for publications such as Simple Abundance, "Catskill Country Magazine," "Birds and Blooms," "Cappers" and "Country Discoveries."

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