GREASE stains are notorious for being stubborn and detergent-defying.
To fight the king of all stains, you can use items already in your house and get rid of that stain right away.
The experts at Grab Green have shared an easy way to remove grease stains from your clothes using only a few everyday essentials.
While this cleaning method works best for cotton clothing, it can be applied to most fabrics.
“Because grease is a lipid and insoluble in water, it’s more difficult to get out than most other stains,” said the experts at Grab Green.
“An average laundry cycle won’t do the trick because grease grabs onto the fibers of the fabric. The answer – concentrated attention in the form of a pre-treatment (don’t worry, it’s not complicated or expensive)!”
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Place a piece of cardboard underneath the stained area of your garment.
If the stain is fresh and has yet to set in, sprinkle some baking soda on it.
If the stain has set in, pour just dish soap on the material to cover the effected area.
Leave either the baking soda or the dish soap on the stain for 5-10 minutes, giving them time to draw the stain out of the fabric.
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Next, take a toothbrush and scrub the baking soda or soap into the stain, taking care not to damage the garment.
For fresh stains, you will notice the baking soda begin to discolor.
Scape away the original layer of baking soda and apply a fresh coating.
Repeat this process until the baking soda no longer turns brown when scrubbed.
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For fresh stains, the baking soda method may not work to remove the stain entirely so now is the time to add the dish soap.
If your stain is old, flip it around and add the baking soda after you have scrubbed the dish detergent into your stain.
Scrub your stain, new or old, using the combination of baking soda and dish soap.
Leave this mixture to set for 10-15 minutes before washing as normal, using the hottest water the fabric will allow.
Check to make sure the stain has completely dissolved before placing the clothing item in the dryer.
The experts at Grab Green recommend taking action as soon as possible when it comes to grease stains as it can be more difficult to remove once it sets.