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How to Remove Grease Stains from Clothes

Washing grease stain out of your clothes is much easier than it seems! Read on to find out how.

How to remove greasy stains from clothes

Top Tip: The faster you can treat the stain, the better the result.

This article will explain the process of removing grease stains and the products needed to do it. Grease stain removal can often be much simpler than dealing with other types of stain, as oily substances are quite effectively broken down by washing up liquid.

How to Remove Greasy Stains

Compared with the process for removing other substances, this method for greasy stains is relatively simple. As always, remember to check the washing instructions for each item of clothing to ensure that they are not too fragile for this process. Remember to test your dishwashing detergent on a hidden area of the fabric – like a cuff or hem – to make sure that it will not discolour or stain your clothes.

  • Lay out the garment and cover the stain with dishwashing detergent.

  • Using your fingers, gently work the detergent into the fabric. You will see the stain begin to dissolve almost immediately, as most dish detergents are able to absorb grease directly.
  • Rinse the washing up liquid off, and wash normally with a good quality laundry detergent.

Particularly resistant stains can be removed by repeating applications of dishwashing detergent. You could also try applying a bit of liquid laundry detergent directly to the stain, which can help to make it easier to remove in the wash.