How to remove an old grease stain from clothing? Learn effective tricks
By Green Maids | November 9, 2021 | Blog | comments 0
If you have clothes that you are about to throw away because you can’t get old grease stains out of them, this post is for you. Today, Green Maids Canada wants to show you easy and inexpensive methods to remove the toughest grease stains. It will work for all types of textiles and all kinds of grease.
Oil is a liquid greasy substance that is insoluble in water and has less density than water. To remove grease, we must remember that oil and water do not get along well. Therefore, we will need detergents or soaps to remove this type of stain. They are usually difficult stains to treat, but there are always solutions for any of them.
Let’s do it!
Methods to remove an old grease stain from clothing
Dishwashing soap and vinegar for heavy stains
If the stain is too strong, we can use dishwashing soap:
- We put some dishwashing soap on the stain.
- We use a toothbrush to rub the stain.
- We finish by washing with detergent in hot water. You can also add half a glass of vinegar to this water.
- Finally, we put the clothes in the washing machine.
Talcum powder, baking soda, starch or salt
How to clean grease stains with these substances? Very simple.
- We must try to absorb the oil with a cloth or paper but without rubbing, just pressing, otherwise the stain may spread.
- Then, we will apply one of these products: talcum powder, baking soda, starch or salt. The oil will be transferred to the powders, forming a granulate.
- The next step is to use a spoon to remove the excess.
- Finally, add detergent and water and rub.
Stain and ammonia remover
In certain jobs, very stubborn stains are part of everyday life. To remove grease from mechanic’s clothes, work clothes or overalls you can try these steps:
- Add a specific chemical or grease remover to the detergent.
- Then, add a glass of ammonia, a glass of liquid lemon and put in the washing machine at 40 degrees temperature.
Tips on how to clean oil stains on clothes
Check out these tips that will be a plus when it comes to removing oil stains from coloured or delicate clothing.
- Use a piece of cardboard or absorbent paper to prevent the oil from passing to the other side under the clothes and protect them while you clean the stain.
- Repeat the cleaning process as many times as necessary to remove grease stains on already washed clothes.
- If you just got a stain and can’t wash it out immediately, sprinkle talcum powder or baking soda that you may have on hand.
- Act quickly so that the oil does not soak into the fabric as quickly.
And if you want a professional to treat stains on your clothing or furniture, don’t hesitate to trust Green Maids Canada’s expertise and cleaning methods.