It is one of the worst things to stain a piece of clothing with grease. However, it doesn’t automatically mean you need to throw it out. There are two ways to try to clean out the stain. One is to try a commercial stain remover. Some of them can be efficient, but most of the time, you don’t have one at your home, and there isn’t enough time to rush to the store. Plus, they tend to be quite costly, which is an issue as well.
The other alternative is to try to remove the grease stain using household ingredients. Most of the solutions are low-cost and can be found in almost every average household.
Baking Soda and WD-40
This can come out as a big surprise, but WD-40 is great for removing grease stains. First, add a small piece of cardboard between the back and the front of the blouse, shirt, jacket, or whatever piece of clothing you got stained. It needs to be placed just underneath the stain.
Then spray the stained area with some WD-40. Next, add some baking soda to the stained area as well. You can use an old toothbrush to spread the baking soda over the stained area. Scrub the area with the toothbrush. At one point, your clumps will form. Keep on scrubbing until no clumps form.
Afterward, grab a dish soap and scrub the stained area again. Then leave it to sit like that for half an hour or so.
Once the half-hour passes, please put it in the washing machine. It is up to you whether you will use homemade or commercial detergent.
This particular method works for pretty much any type of fabric. Next, we will check out some methods that work best for certain types of fabrics.
Remove Stains out of Jeans
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have ended with a big greasy stain on our jeans, whether it is from some French fries while driving the car or because of someone else’s carelessness.
Your best chance of removing grease stains from jeans is if you first blot the stain with an absorbent piece of cloth. Sometimes even a paper towel does the job. Just don’t scrub the stain because that will push it into the fibers. That can make the removal process way more difficult.
Hairspray is one of the solutions that can help you remove the grease stain. Simply soak the stained area with hairspray and let it sit like that for ten or fifteen minutes. Then grab a piece of damp cloth to dampen the area. That should be enough to remove the stain.
The other alternative is to use baby powder. Apply the baby powder to the stain and let it sit for as long as possible. If you don’t have any baby powder lying around in your home, you can use talcum powder.
After a while, scrub the stain. That should remove the stain permanently.
However, keep in mind that talcum and baby powder are effective only when the stain is fresh.
Remove Stains out of Polyester Clothing
Removing a grease stain from polyester is much easier than removing a grease stain from natural fibers.
You start by placing liquid detergent on top of the stain. Grab an old toothbrush and scrub the area. Once you are done scrubbing, rinse the stained area with cold water. Once the stain is removed, you can simply place your garment in the washing machine together with everything else.
Remove Stains out of Shirts
Two solutions can help you with the removal of grease stains on shirts.
One is to cover the stained area with a liquid dishwashing detergent. This is particularly effective with stains from grease oil. Simply spread the detergent with your fingers. The stain will immediately dissolve because dish soap can dissolve the grease. Then rinse off the area with water and wash the shirt.
The other solution is to use liquid laundry detergent. Again, apply the liquid laundry detergent over the stained area. Then rub it with your fingers before placing the shirt in the washing machine. Wash the shirt in the hottest water temperature for that particular material. That should do the trick and help you remove the grease stain.
We hope you learned about the different ways to clean grease stains. If you find this useful, feel free to share it with your friends and family.