One unfortunate spill of buttered toast or splatter of oily seafood is all it takes to send your favourite clothes to the bin if you don’t know how to remove grease stains. Although tiny in size, these pesky marks can ruin your outfit if you’re not careful – so fight back with these tactics for grease stain removal!
How to remove fat stains from clothes using laundry detergent
Grease stains are most commonly caused by fats such as butter and oil and one easy way to get rid of them is with biological detergent. This is because this detergent contains enzymes designed to break down these types of mark.
Try this method to remove fat stains from clothes with bio detergent you have at home. It works best on synthetic fibres.
- Pre-treat your clothing item with Omo detergent: pop a small measure of detergent onto the stain and rub it in.
- Allow the garment to sit for up to 15 minutes.
- Using cool water, rinse the stain. Ensure the water runs from the back of the stain to the front, so that the grease is leaving the clothing.
- Check the item label before washing as normal.
- Allow to dry naturally.
Your grease stain removal is complete!
Home remedies for grease stain removal
If you need to tackle a grease stain away from home or have run out of detergent, there are still some home remedies you can use to remove grease from clothes. They may require a bit more elbow grease than using detergent, but they can tackle these stains before they become set into the fabric.
- Pat the grease stain with some talcum powder – rub it in thoroughly first then brush away any extra powder. Repeat until the grease is removed.
- Rub a stick of chalk onto the spot of grease that’s on your clothing and let it soak up the oil before brushing the surface. Repeat as needed.
Pop some cornstarch on a cloth and rub at grease stains softly until they are removed. This ingredient is a great grease absorber but you may need to repeat the process depending on the size of the stain.