We have all had the experience of staining clothes with greasy food. But once the mistake is made, there is no need to wonder if the textile is recoverable or not. Just try one of these very simple tips, and that nasty stain will be history, here is how to proceed:
Household ammonia is known to be an excellent cleaner for grease and oil and can be used in different ways. As soon as you find out a grease or oil stain on your clothes, simply mix a little bleach-free dishwashing detergent with ammonia and dab it on the affected area before washing.
Even if the greasy spot on the clothing is old, it can be easily removed if the area is well lubricated with ammonia prepared solution below detailed:
- Mix 1 part alcohol, 3 parts water, and 1 part salt.
- Dampen the stain.
- Hang up clothes to air them out.
- Then wash.
If your stained clothing is made of silk fabric, clean it as follows to remove the grease:
- Take 1 tablespoon of water and glycerin and add ½ tablespoon of ammonia.
- Immerse the contaminated area in the solution for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm water.
Baking soda and shampoo
Just like dish soap, shampoo has degreasing properties, you can use that option in case that’s all you have on hand. In the case you are using shampoo, it is best you mix baking soda with the same amount of shampoo, then gently rub the stain with a toothbrush to obtain the same result.
Lemon is not only known as a good bleaching agent, but it also has great cleansing properties. The strong acidity compound of a lemon reduces organic matter and helps remove oil or grease stains from clothes. Simply cut a piece of lemon and squeeze out as much of the juice as you can and rub it gently over the stain until the juice seeps deep into the fabric. And then wash the garment to obtain the same stain removing result.
Immediately dust the stain with talcum powder.
The powder absorbs the oil or grease stain in 6 hours, and all you must do is dust it off.
This solution is ideal for stains that are still damp and fresh.
Never put a fabric with a greasy stain in the washing machine, the stain must be removed before washing.