By: Mrs. Mathis
If you need to know how to remove grease stains, you have my sympathy and my attention. As an avid but messy cook and eater, I am all too familiar with the challenges of removing grease stains from clothing. Fortunately, I have come across a few tips on removing grease stains through the years. With the proper grease stain remover, grease stain removal is not the difficult.
An Introduction To Grease Stain Removal
Before we get started, I want you to understand why removing grease stains from clothing is so difficult. You have heard the expression “oil and water don’t mix.” Understanding this is the key to understanding how to remove grease stains. Soap and water clean by breaking stain molecules away from fabric and attaching them to water, which carries them away down the drain. The problem is that there are only a couple of soaps that will actually allow grease to cling to water. Either of these can be used as a grease stain remover.
Tips on Removing Grease Stains and The Best Grease Stain Remover
The best grease stain remover is a bar of Ivory Soap. It is the only bar soap on the market that will allow grease molecule to bind with water. Generations of women have used a little Ivory Soap and some warm water for removing grease stains from clothing when modern laundry detergents would not work. Here’s how to remove grease stains with Ivory Soap.
1. Wet the spot and the soap.
2. Rub the soap on the spot.
3. Rub the spot with your fingers.
4. Rinse with warm water and check by letting light shine through the garment to check for complete grease stain removal.
5. If the spot is still there, repeat the process until it is out.
6. After removing grease stains from clothing, wash and dry them as usual.
Removing Grease Stains From Clothing Before You Wash Them
If you prefer a quicker grease stain remover, you can try a laundry pre-treater However, when pre-treating grease spots, you must use a pre-treatment stick that says specifically that it is designed for grease stain removal. If you don’t have that, you can also use Dawn dish detergent. It has a chemical structure similar to that of Ivory Soap and works in the same way.Print This Article