How to remove grease stains from clothes

When you are cooking, you always risk to stain your clothes. Especially grease stains occur quite often. Also when frying French fries you occasionally get some grease stains on your clothes. Not to worry though, because grease stains are not a challenge anymore these day’s. In this article we answer the question: how can I remove grease stains from clothes?

Removing grease stains with dishwashing liquid

Grease stains are quite easy to remove when you use dishwashing liquid. Dishwashing liquid is especially designed to handles grease and aside from your dishes, it also works very well on your clothes. You can use dishwashing liquid for any sort of grease stain, from frying oil to the grease of a bicycle chain. After rubbing dishwashing liquid on the grease stain, you can wash your stained clothes in the washing machine the way you would usually do.

If your clothes are made from polyester, then the best thing to do is use liquid laundry detergent. If you made stains on suede clothes, like Uggs, then use a toothbrush to rub the laundry detergent on the stain. With grease stains on Uggs, you want to finish up by rubbing some vinegar on the stain with the toothbrush. Vinegar is very effective for grease stains on suede. Make sure not to push to hard, you do not want to damage the clothes.

Alternative methods
There are all sorts of creative ideas for removing grease stains. We will list a couple of suggestions that you might want to try.

White-spirit
White-spirit works really well on grease stains that have been on your clothes for a longer time. Instead of using dishwashing detergent, you can dab the stain with white-spirit. Afterwards, wash the clothes in the washing machine.

Slice of lemon
If you do not have any dishwashing detergent or white-spirit, you can also try removing the stain with a slice of lemon. Rub the slice of lemon over the grease stain and that should do the trick. Especially for small stains this is an effective method but for larger stains this will probably not be sufficient.

Good luck!

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