How To Remove Cooking Oil Stains From Walls

Are you wondering how to get that slimy, greasy, cooking oil off of your kitchen walls?

Are you tired of looking at that grimy residue that has built up from all of your cooking adventures?

We all know that cooking is a messy job.

It’s not if, but when will that cooking oil get splattered all over your kitchen wall.

If you are currently in this situation, fear not.

We have found an effective and natural method for how to remove cooking oil stains from walls.

I know it’s not ideal, but if you can use the “wipe as you go” approach to cleaning the grease and oil spills off the wall, it will be much easier.

How often you need to do this depends on the frequency of your cooking adventures, or if you have just hosted a huge dinner party where you were the lucky one that got to do the cooking.

Read on for more info on what you’ll need to remove those pesky oil stains from the wall.

What You’ll Need

In this section, we discuss everything that you’re going to need to remove the oil stains.

You probably have most, if not all of these supplies in your home, but if not, they are available for a low price at your local store.

Bucket/Cleaning Bowl

The first thing you need is something to hold your cleaning solution once you have it mixed up.

I use a small bucket, but you can use anything that’s easily maneuverable while you are walking around your kitchen.


You’re going to want to use the warmest water that you can stand.

The warmer it is, the easier the stains will come off the wall.

Spray Bottle

You will need some type of spray bottle of your choice to spray the cleaning solution onto the wall.

Any type of cheap spray bottle will work just fine.

Clean Dishcloths/Paper Towels

Microfiber cloths work the best, but any kind of clean dishcloth or several wadded up paper towels will work.

These microfiber cloths from Amazon get great reviews.

Make sure that you have enough to cover the whole space behind the oven as their purpose is to catch the solution as it slides down the wall behind the oven.

Dishwashing Liquid

I like to use Dawn but any concentrated dishwashing liquid formula would work for this solution.

Baking/Washing Soda

Baking soda or washing soda will work.

I use the Arm & Hammer washing soda, but if you prefer the baking soda or already have some in stock, go ahead and use that.

White Distilled Vinegar

White vinegar is a cleaning wonder!

It’s an awesome stain remover and is all-natural as well.

I love this one that I found on Amazon.

Pro Tip:

Make sure that you get the white distilled and not any type of cider vinegar.

The acidity in the cider vinegar will cause problems with paint peeling off the wall.


The last thing you’ll need is some type of sponge to do the actual scrubbing with.

Magic Eraser has always been my best friend for this particular job.

It has a very fine texture that allows you to clean the hard to reach spots that other sponges will often miss.

Stay away from any type of brillo pad or hard brush sponges as they will sometimes peel the paint off the wall.

And that’s it!

The above supplies are all you’ll need to remove oil and grease stains from your kitchen wall.

It’s worth noting that these ingredients are all-natural and can create a cleaning formula that is strong enough to allow you to spray it on and not have to scrub for hours.

Using this formula keeps you safe from chemical-filled products like TSP or ammonia.

Read on to find out how to mix these products and make a safe and effective cleaning solution for removing cooking oil stains from walls.

Clean Kitchen Wall

Step By Step Instructions For How To Remove Cooking Oil Stains From Walls.

This section gives detailed instructions on how to create your cleaning solution and how to use it to remove the oil stains.

It’s not a hard process at all and once you’ve done it once you will be a pro!

#1. Pour Hot Water

The first step is to pour that hottest water that you can stand into your bucket or bowl.

#2. Add Vinegar

Next, add 1/4 cup of vinegar to the water.

#3. Add Dish Soap

After the vinegar, add a tablespoon of Dawn or your dish soap of choice.

#4. Add Washing/Baking Soda

The final step is to add 1/4 cup of either washing soda or baking soda.

Pro Tip: This is the last ingredient that you add to make the cleaning solution.

After you add the baking soda, make sure that you mix the solution for a minute or two to make sure everything has dissolved into the hot water.

#5. Spray And Scrub

Once you have your solution mixed up, you simply spray it on the grease and oil buildup and scrub it off.

I like to leave my magic eraser in the bucket soaking in the solution.

That way, unless the buildup of oil is really bad, I can skip spraying and just start scrubbing.

Remember, if the stains are directly behind the oven like most are, place a dishcloth between the back of the oven and the wall to keep the solution from draining behind your oven.

After you have removed the stain, gently dry the wall with your clean dishcloth or paper towels.

If you want to see how well this solution works, watch this video to see how it can cut those stains.


That’s all there is to it!

Now you know exactly how to remove cooking oil stains from walls.

Using this simple homemade cleaning solution can save you time and money.

Happy stain removing!