Tips For Removing Oil and Grease Stains

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Grease and oil are the source of one of the hardest to remove stains. Whether you have worked under your car, deep fried some food or forgotten something that made grease stains in your pocket, we've got a few cleaning solutions that will prevent you a headache! Here are some tips on how to win the battle with those nasty stains.

The key to success with such stains is to treat the damaged clothing as soon as possible. The longer you
wait before taking action, the tougher it is to deal with the stains. One method of removing grease and oilstains is by using a dish washing detergent. You could use any brand of dish detergent you choose as theyall contain agents that absorb grease. Of course you may want to pick a special grease fighting detergent but the only difference it will make is to your budget! Cover the affected area with your cleaning product, grab an old toothbrush and give it a good scrub. Then mix vinegar with water and soak the stain for a while. After that’s done, wash it the way you’ve always done and if there is still need, repeat the steps until the stain has been removed.

Another surprising method is by using Coca-Cola! This well-known drink is very powerful when it comes to cleaning grease and oil stains. All you need to do is simply pour some onto the spot and let it sit for a couple of hours. After that wash and dry as usual. There should be no sign of the stain, and for that matter – no sign of the Coca-Cola. There are some substances which create the coloring of Coke, but it shouldn’t be a problem for the clothes if you don’t let them soak for too long. Perhaps do a quick test in an unnoticable are prior to soaking the whole item.

Using baby powder or salt is another powerful cleaning solution to consider using if you wish to remove grease and oil stains with ease. The first step is to wipe away all the grease you can from the clothing - preferably with a paper towel or cloth. Cover the affected area with baby powder or salt and let it sit for an hour or two. Remove the mixture with a spoon or another paper towel then place some dishwashing detergent on both sides of the fabric and gently scrub with a toothbrush. Finally, handwash the clothing on its own and let it dry in the sun, as using any mechanical dryer with very hot steam may fix any left grease and oil into the fabric. 

These are just some of the ways in which you can clean oil and grease and a lot of these products are probably already within your home! 

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