How to Remove Grease from Clothes
Grease stains are a type of stain that can remain for a long time. A grease spot will cling to clothing no matter how many washes you put it through without appropriate care and a competent stain removal procedure, but that's no excuse to toss it away. Grease stains can be eliminated; all it takes is a little effort and some reading to learn how. Take a look at our oil stain removal tips, and you could get some additional clothing stain ideas in the process!
Vanish Stain Remover for the Win!
A good soak with Vanish Oxi Action Liquid can make all the difference in the world and remove the stains completely.
- Mix 60ml of gel with four litres of warm water to remove oil stains.
- Soak the garment for up to one hour (if coloured) or six hours (if not) (if white).
- Then, using a 60ml dosage of the gel, put your clothing in the washing machine and wash as usual with your regular detergent.
Some other Methods
It's vital to remember that oil stains are more difficult to remove once they've set in than if you wipe them up right away. We suggest blotting the stain with a paper towel or cloth. This should remove the majority of the stain and prevent it from spreading. Grease is not treated by water. Water does not break down oils since they are hydrophobic. While pulling the stain away helps to prevent it from spreading, adding water will expand the stain's size, making it more noticeable. So, unless you're soaking in Vanish, make sure you keep the water off.
Oil Stain Remover Tips
Wearing a smock, apron, or other protective article of clothing can help protect you from most types of oil stains. An apron is a must-have article of clothing in the kitchen, from frying eggs to preparing salads; everything that involves cooking or the use of oils or greases should be covered with additional layer to preserve your clothes.
You may have seen small oil specks on your clothing and skin as a result of frying if you wear glasses. Even while a good wash with soap (and, for clothing, Vanish) should take care of them, they still need to be covered up to avoid stains.