How to get grease and oil stains out of clothes after drying ?

Be it your little cartoon-lover couch potato who ignorantly invited the stubborn popcorn-oil stains on your favourite sofa covers, or your spouse who accidentally brought those stubborn grease spots on his shirt sleeves and jeans as special guests to be treated by you or even you invited those oil stains on your lovely floral skirt while cooking butter chicken for a finger-licking dinner, they all have undoubtful trust that you will force the stains out with your magical powers !

Only you know how hard and difficult it is to remove those stubborn set-in grease and oil stains when they stick and absorb hard into the fibers when not freshly removed. The most common things which come to mind and are handy at these times might be Bleach, Newspaper or Lemon peels.

Was it exactly what you imagined to sought to? Wait a minute! Make sure you do not fall trap to these cleaning myths. These tried-on ways over years can only give you dull clothes with faded patches on the affected stain areas.

Principles to be kept in mind while removing stains:

  • Stains should be removed immediately.
  • Identification of the nature of the stain is very vital.
  • Dilution of chemical is important to retain the texture of the fabric.
  • Cold water is to be used first if the nature of stain is unknown and if it still persists, should be bleached or treated with hot water.
  • Acidic contents should be treated in alkaline medium.
  • After removal of stains, clothes should be washed to ensure removal of chemicals used.
  • Fastness of the color should be checked before treating the clothes with chemicals.
  • Inflammable chemicals like petrol, kerosene should be avoided in the stain-treatment procedure.
  • All Stains Removal Techniques should be applied prior to laundry. Stains that have been laundered and dried are most impossible to be removed!

Common Myths

    1. Bleach Bleaching agent is only a disinfectant which can kill germs and bacteria but it will only leave a faded patch and may not be a good choice to use it to remove grease or oil stains.
    2. Newspaper Common myth is that if you run a warm iron with newspaper on the affected patch area, it will absorb the monster out of the rugs and its done! But sorry for cleaning-bubble burst, it is not this simple.

Bright clean lemon

  1. Lemon peels They are only good to be sprinkled little on your salads or to be used in Mojitos, but expecting stain-free Tee-shirt applying lemon drops on stains would only leave you wondering how to remove the left-over shady patch which would render it not to be worn again.
  2. Hair Spray The use of hairspray to remove ink stains can only compound the stain on the garment. They were used in yesteryears because the alcohol content would effectively attack the stain but today’s hairspray may not have alcohol content at all!
  3. Adding Coffee to retain colors Hold yourself back from believing in another myth of adding coffee to rinse water in order to retain the dark color of the jeans or to keep them black. Coffee can only color fabric but will not act as a catalyzer in retaining the black color!
  1. Use more detergent for cleaner clothingThe more the merrier. It does not always apply. Excessive detergent will only leave suds deposit in the clothing even after a wash! An excess amount of liquid wash in the front load washer will only leave the machine smell.

But now, you can prove yourself SuperMom (yah yah , or SuperDad) to your loved ones and bid “Good-Bye” to the stains even after drying by following these simple ways courtesy DIY.

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

This product has earned a reputation as a best-sought option for removal of tough stains as it harnesses the power of oxygen to get them out of the fibers without spoiling the color or texture of the fabric.

How to use this product?

Just fill the scoop till the second line per gallon of water, soak the stain