Grease stains can be a nightmare to deal with, turning your best clothes into useless rags. Oil is found in many everyday products, including food, auto care, and cosmetics. Oil residue is one of the most common causes of clothing stains. There are some great house cleaning tips to address this situation.
It may seem daunting to remove a grease stain, but before you give up and throw out that dress, blouse, or shirt, there are a few things you can try to save that clothing item. Here are a couple of great methods for removing grease stains from clothing.
Corn starch is excellent for removing grease stains because it absorbs the grease out of the fabric. To use cornstarch to remove grease stains, follow these steps:
Recheck the stain when the garment is done in the wash. If it’s still there, repeat the above steps until the stain is completely gone. Do NOT put the item in the dryer until the stain is gone because doing this will permanently set the stain.
It removes grease from dishes, so why not clothes? The answer – it can. Follow these steps:
Clothing today is often labeled to be washed in cold water. This labeling is usually based on the clothing’s fabric to prevent shrinkage, loss of color, or elasticity (like spandex). Unfortunately, cold water often does not help with cleaning oil-based stains. As a last-ditch effort, if other stain removal processes haven’t worked, try washing the item in warm water.
If you accidentally get grease on your clothes, don’t worry. There are ways to save that clothing, bringing it back to life and looking good as new. Organic Maids have lots of house cleaning tips to keep your home clean and sparkling. If you need help with your home cleaning, give us a call at 704-999-1947 and schedule a cleaning today.