There’s no way around it. Grease stains are a pain to remove from clothing, and the longer they sit the worse they get. But don’t worry! There are a few different ways you can try in order to remedy this problem.
There are a variety of methods to remove grease from clothes if they are washable and not composed of delicate fibres. If you must have your clothes cleaned, be sure to tell the dry cleaner about the grease stains so that they may be removed. Grease may sometimes be removed from delicate fibers; however, no one can gaurantee the success. In each case, spot-test a degreasing solution on an inconspicuous region of the garment to assess its colorfastness, as some garments may be damaged by bleach or harsh detergents.
Using a degreaser that has been developed especially for this purpose is one of the most successful methods to remove grease from textiles. Most degreasers you’ll find in stores need to be left on overnight to pre-treat the area before garments are washed.
Many auto-parts stores keep industrial degreasers on hand, so look in the auto parts aisle for them. Many products on this list are designed to be safe around your clothes so you don’t have any problems if used incorrectly! If it says “for use on fabrics” then take caution when applying near fabric because these will dry out quite quickly – just like regular household cleaners would do in that case (and they’re usually not meant to).
Dish detergent is a great way to get grease stains out of clothing. There are many different brands with special formulas designed for cutting through greasy substances like oil, candle wax or even spilled motor vehicle fluids! Rub the detergent lightly onto any garment that has been stained from cooking in order pretreat it before washing as well as simply spraying directly on top and running under warm water while agitating if necessary; remember not all dish soaps will work equally well depending upon what type/amount was used originally (some have stronger bleaching qualities). Many massage therapists also use this technique when they want an efficient clean without chemicals such as chlorine and perchlorethylene (another common degreaser), which can badly damage cloth.
When dealing with greasy stains, you should always wash grease-stained clothing separately from other items to avoid spreading it. You may want tio pretreat the laundry beforehand though as many people find that their clothes still have an odor after washing in hot water and then adding detergent twice; if this happens I recommend repeating one cycle on a regular schedule just for good measure because nothing is worse than getting all changed up only having been able remove some stain before putting them away!
Be sure check your load once again following any treatment plan–a lot more goes onto fabric during drying including residue chemicals which might set additional smudges or darken spots so keep an eye open next time around!
A bit of ammonia or laundry detergent can help break down the grease so that water and soap have less work to do during a regular laundering of clothes. If you prefer, you can also try using some ammonia directly on the grease stain before applying regular laundering methods of pretreatment or washing. If your clothes are black, be careful as many household cleaners such as ammonia contain bleach and might simply make the stain stand out more for this reason.