Grease stains are a nightmare. Whether you're a mechanic, a fry cook, just cook with oil at home, or work in any other greasy environment, you know what I'm talking about. It seems like I'm always wearing a favorite shirt when my cooking oil decides to “pop” on the stove and hit my shirt.
Grease is notorious for being one of the most difficult substances to remove from clothing (next to ink stains). If you're at home and have an unfortunate grease/fashion emergency, try using these 5 ways to remove grease stains from clothes to save you time, money, and frustration. Let's get scrubbing.
*Before we jump in, I need to say I have tried all of these and have not had a problem with color bleaching, staining, or otherwise ruining my clothing. If you have concerns about this, test one of the methods on an inconspicuous area of the garment before going crazy on the stain.*
No, not the musical. The beauty product. Saturate grease stain with hairspray and let sit for a couple of minutes. This step alone should start to show an improvement. Regardless, pop your clothing in the washer for a full cycle and then air or hang dry.
Rub the shampoo into the grease stain like you would with any detergent pre-treatment. The shampoo works in much the same way that it removes the oils and grease from our hair. Wash the clothing like normal afterward.
Saturate the stain with WD-40 and let it soak for about half an hour. Wash by hand with dish soap to remove the oils from the grease and WD-40 and then wash the garment as directed on the tag.
Pour Coke liberally onto the grease stain and let it soak in for an hour or two. Toss it in the washer like business as usual, and air dry. No sign of the grease stain and no stain from the Coke either.
Aloe Vera Gel
Soothe your sunburn and your grease stains all at the same time! Soak the garment in water, scrub the aloe vera gel into the stain in a tight circular motion. Wash the clothing as directed and air dry or hang dry.
Laundry is enough of a chore as it is. Trying to get rid of grease stains just makes it worse. Use these 5 tips to remove grease stains from clothing next time you find yourself going toe to toe with a difficult stain.
Did your favorite method make the list this time? let me know in the comments if you have any additional tips for getting grease stains out of your clothes.
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