How to Remove Grease Stains
If you have a tough grease stain on the wall, or on the side of a kitchen appliance, you’re better off using a cream, rather than a liquid degreaser. This is because gravity comes into play, and a cream degreaser is not going to run down the wall as much as a liquid will. Cream degreasers, therefore, have more heavy-duty properties – they stay on the stain for longer and will dislodge more of the build-up as a result.
Alternatively, a heavy-duty natural degreaser can remove even the most resilient of grease stains:
- Apply a vinegar solution (one part vinegar to four parts water).
- Leave the solution to stand for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off with water.
Using a Degreaser on Wooden Surfaces
Any wooden surfaces in the kitchen should be treated with a degree of caution. Powerful degreasers might stain or damage the wood. Try using white spirit for degreasing wooden surfaces – but be careful if you plan to use this method. Although it is a powerful cleaner, it is flammable, which means it should be kept away from heat sources and naked flames. You will also need to make sure that your room is well-ventilated when using this product.
Using a Degreaser on Painted Walls
Some regular degreasers can be used on walls, but you should always test your product on a small, inconspicuous area first before attempting to remove grease stains. This will prevent any damage or accidental discolouring of your painted walls.