How to Get Rid of Grease Stains

Did you bring a dirty shirt with you last night when you came home from dinner? Did you get a little too excited to see your favorite dish at home on the dining table? If you are answering yes to both of these questions, then you will need to how to get rid of grease stains. Grease stains can be made anywhere ranging from your clothing to fabrics and even to carpets.

Get Rid of Grease Stains from Clothing

Just like dealing with any stain, your first priority is to see whether or not your clothing can handle the type of treatment you are about to give it. If you are not sure, test it out on a hidden area or simple take the article of clothing to your local dry cleaners.

Get Rid of Grease Stains From Fabrics

If the stain is a bit old and has properly set in, you will need to moisten it by squirting it with some WD-40. If the stain is fresh, on the other hand, and there is a lot of grease/butter on the material, then you will need to cover the area with a dry and absorbent material like cooking flour or cornmeal. Gently rub whatever you use over the grease stain so that it can be absorbed the most it possible can be.

Apply some grease solvent to the grease stain. The solvent that you choose should primarily depend on the size of the stain that prevails on your material. However, you need to make sure that you do not put too much on because you may otherwise destroy the fabric. Most treatment solutions offered by Laundromats contain grease solvents and they are considered the best solution too. If you need something stronger, then you will need industrial strength grease solvents like automotive hand cleaners.

Get Rid of Grease Stain From Carpets

Again, if the grease stain is a bit old, then you should use WD-40 to bring it back as a solution. Soak up the excess grease with cornmeal or flour, any of the two will work. Use a spot cleaner that will be safe to your carpet and make sure that your solution is thought to be a “grease stains” solvent. Follow this up by washing your carpet using carpet shampoo.

We wish you all the best. And for those of you who have already experienced grease stains, tell us your stories and how you dealt with them.