How to get oil out of carpet

Ciaran McGuire by Ciaran McGuire

If you’ve spilt cooking oil or grease, then our step-by-step guide will talk you through the stain removal process, giving you the best chance of getting it out.

Before attempting any kind of cleaning, you should consult your carpet care guide. Different materials and carpet types react in different ways so it’s important to check the following methods are appropriate and won’t damage your flooring.

How to remove fresh cooking oil or grease from carpet
The quicker you act the better chance you have of removing the stain entirely.

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How to remove dried on cooking oil or grease from carpet
If the oil is dried on, add a drop of glycerine to wake up the stain. Then you can skip to the washing up liquid step above.