How To Get Out Grease Stains From Fabric

Don't panic if you spill grease on your clothes or the couch. Start tackling it instead.

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

Step 1 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.

Step 2 Pretreat it Gently rub colorless dishwashing liquid into the stain and let it stand for a few minutes.

Step 3 Soak it Soak the item in hot water for 30 minutes.

Step 4 Rinse it 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.

Step 5 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.

Step 6 Pretreat again Dab on some laundry prewash detergent and let it stand for 10 minutes.

Step 7 Wash it Toss it in the machine and wash it with hot water.

Step 8 Repeat as needed If you can still see the stain, repeat the entire process.