A perfect shirt is a great way to look sharp and confident in a meeting. But accidental grease stains can mar its appearance. Some simple laundry tips and tricks can help you clean the stains, enhance the shirt’s lifespan and keep the shine on your white shirt longer.
Try to treat the stains on your white shirt as soon as possible. Delaying the treatment can make the stains stubborn and difficult to remove. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get rid of black grease from your white shirt.
Step 1: Scrape Off the Grease
Scrape the grease from the shirt with a plastic spoon. Don’t dab or smudge it.
Step 2: Blot the Grease
Blot the grease using a paper towel. Keep at it until nothing comes off on the paper towel.
Step 3: Sprinkle Baby Powder
Put some baby powder or cornstarch on the stained area. Ensure the stain is fully covered with the powder. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Scrub the Stain
Gently brush away the powder. Add 2-3 drops of a dishwashing liquid on both sides of the stain. Grab an old toothbrush and scrub gently in a circular motion on both sides of the stained area.
Step 5: Wash Your Shirt
Put it to wash in the washing machine. However, do not use the dryer until you are sure the stain is completely gone.
That’s it! Climb the corporate ladder in a crisp, white formal shirt.