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No matter what you spilled on your clothes or furnishings, we can tell you how to get it out.
You Will Need
- Salt, baking soda, cornstarch, or talcum powder
- A gentle brush, like a pastry brush
- Colorless dishwashing liquid
- Hot water
- Laundry prewash detergent
Dry it out
Sprinkle the stain with salt, baking soda, cornstarch, or talcum powder. Let it stand for 30 minutes, and then brush it away with something gentle, like a pastry brush. Repeat until as much grease as possible has been absorbed.
Gently rub colorless dishwashing liquid into the stain and let it stand for a few minutes.
Soak the item in hot water for 30 minutes.
Flip the item over and run hot water through the back of the stain until it is thoroughly rinsed. If the stain is gone, launder as usual.
Make a paste
If there's still some stain, apply a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Let it dry, then brush it off.
Dab on some laundry prewash detergent and let it stand for 10 minutes.
Toss it in the machine and wash it with hot water.
Repeat as needed
If you can still see the stain, repeat the entire process.