- Scrape away or blot up as much of the oil as possible. If it's a fresh spill, use newspapers to blot up as much as possible and discard them. If the stain is older, use a blunt edge to scrape up as much residual oil as you can get up.
- Sprinkle baking soda all over the area. Make sure to use enough to cover the area completely.
- Vacuum up the baking soda after allowing it to sit for at least 15 minutes.
- Apply a dry cleaning solvent to a clean cloth, and wipe the area with it to remove any residual stain. Follow the manufacturers' instructions for the dry cleaning solvent carefully.
- Rinse the area with a clean damp cloth, and set the mats outside in the sunshine to dry once the stain is gone.
Things You Will Need
- Blunt edge or newspaper
- Baking soda
- Dry cleaning solvent
- Clean cloth
- If the stain persists after the dry cleaning solvent, mix 1 tbsp. of white vinegar into 2 cups of warm water, add 1 tbsp. of a grease-cutting dish soap and apply it to the stain with a clean cloth. Scrub the area well, and rinse with a clean damp cloth dipped in clean warm water. Cornmeal is an acceptable substitute for baking soda.