grease stain removal in 4 easy steps

How to get rid of a grease stain on clothes? 

Treat the stained clothes the same way you would a sink full of greasy dishes - remove grease from the surface with hand dish-washing liquid.

Because dish detergent is designed to break up surface grease and allow it to rinse away, it's uniquely qualified for removing a grease stain on clothes.

For best results, you'll want to treat grease stains and splatters as soon as possible.

Don't let them solidify in the hamper overnight - they'll be much more difficult to remove in the morning. Here is the easy, 4-step grease stain removal technique that works.

  1  place the garment grease-side down on white paper towels

Place the garment stain-side down on white paper towels. (Printed paper towels could transfer ink color to your clothes.)

Squirt a dime-size amount of dishwashing liquid on the backside of the grease stains. Gently massage the dish detergent into the stain center and work your way to the edges. Give it a minute or so to work its breakdown magic.

  2  rinse the grease stains under warm running water

Rinse the treated area under warm to hot running water for a minute or so to remove the dish detergent. The water temperature will depend on what the fabric can handle. For 100 percent cotton, you can usually use hot water.

  3  launder as usual

Follow the rinse with a spin in the washing machine, using the hottest water that's safe for the fabric and your regular laundry detergent. If you can't read the clothing label care tab, choose a warm water wash.

  4  inspect the treated area before drying to ensure all grease stains are gone

Before placing the garment in the dryer, inspect the formerly greasy area. If you can still see any residue, repeat the pre-treating and washing process until clear. Dry the garment as usual.

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