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How to Remove Grease Stains

Face those stains head on to preserve the quality of your clothes!

Tinkering and toiling around the house or garage is empowering, but the grease stains that can come as a result aren’t nearly as appealing.

Then there’s the matter of getting rid of them.

Removing grease and oil from clothes can be costly if you go out and purchase a product specifically designed for the task. Instead, household products are often your best and most affordable defense against these pesky stains.

Baby Powder

  1. Cover the grease or oil with baby powder (salt or corn starch can be used as a substitute)
  2. Remove the powder after a few minutes
  3. Work in a small amount of dish detergent and scrub (inside and out!)
  4. Wash as usual

Dish Detergent

  1. Lather up the stain with water and detergent
  2. Work in the soap with a toothbrush
  3. Rinse using water or vinegar, a natural and non-abrasive cleaner

WD-40 or Lighter Fluid

  1. Cover stain with WD-40 or lighter fluid
  2. Let it sit for upwards of 20 minutes
  3. Thoroughly soak the garment in warm water
  4. Wash as usual

Grease and oil stains, if not properly managed, can have devastating effects on your clothes. These simple and effective solutions are sure to keep your work clothes in working condition!

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