It lubricates your engine, but motor oil drips, bike grease streaks, and other smears and smudges will stop you in your tracks. With just a little elbow grease, you’ll power through to remove these tough stains.

Apply product: Apply Stain Solution directly to the affected area.

Work the stain: Work the solution into the fabric using your finger. If any residue or oil is left behind, try the Wash & Stain Bar. Create a lather using the soap and gently work it into the material. Make sure to use cool to warm water.

Pour water on the stain: For added cleaning power, put the affected area under the faucet and let the pressure of the cool to warm water help work the stain.

Soak up to 30 minutes: Soak the item in a basin filled with cool to warm water.

Reapply or repeat as needed: If the stain is not completely gone, repeat this process until satisfied.

Remove odors: Stains and odor often go hand in hand. Soak the item in a basin of cool to warm water mixed with ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar.

Launder the item: Wash according to our instructions.


Our recommended stain and odor removal methods are solely intended for use with The Laundress products. Our products are safe for colors, darks, and whites. We cannot guarantee the safety or success of products from other brands.

We don’t recommend using chlorine bleach on stains or odors, ever.

Remove all stains before putting items in the dryer.