How To Get Grease Out Of Clothes?


After having a blast in last night’s party or after repairing your car on an outing or after massaging your baby with body-oil, some of us are left with a situation which demands us thinking about – how to get grease out of clothes? I am sure even you are really upset about your favorite dress or shirt being stained with oil and are here to look out for an easy solution to remove grease from clothes. Don’t worry! I have brought some fantastic tips for you on how to get grease out of clothes. Let’s get started:

How To Get Grease Stains Out Of Clothes?

How To Get Grease Out Of Clothes

1. Shampoo

Surprised? If you can use it to rinse off the oil in your hair, then why not on your clothes! Just take a little bit of shampoo and rub it on the grease stains, leave for few minutes and wash it off. This technique has always worked wonders with me.

2. Corn Starch and Dish wash detergent

Place your cloth on a surface and sprinkle some corn starch over the stain of grease. It should be left to settle quite for some time, say about 30-60 minutes. Then, rub the dish wash soap on the stain. Rub in circular motions, that way the grease comes out with less effort. Using an old tooth-brush or nail brush, for rubbing the stain is better.

3. Baby Powder

We all relish fry foods and love to cook them with our own style. But the oil that splashes on our clothes gets cooked up in the kitchen, due to the ambient heat. So easiest way to get rid of the oil on your clothes is to sprinkle some baby powder on the stain and dab it well. Rub with a brush till the marks are gone or fade considerably. Then, wash off the cloth.

4. Chalk

Did you imagine that even a writing chalk can be useful to remove grease from clothes? For this technique, you just have to rub some chalk on the grease spot. Let the chalk absorb the oil or grease and then brush it. Wash the piece of cloth and wear that stainless garment again. You can use this technique, even to remove the dirt on the collar of your shirts. Its easy, cheap and effective.

5. Salt and alcohol

Salt and alcohol can be just rubbed thoroughly on the grease stains and they will leave your clothes stain-free, after being washed. You can use this tip not only for your clothes, but also for your carpets and rugs.

6. Baking Soda

When it comes to cleaning things, baking soda is a must to be tried on. Cover your grease stains with baking soda. Leave it for about 6 hours. Wash off your cloth and you will see the stains vanished. Baking soda can also be used to remove grease stains from your stove and wallpapers.

7. Shaving Cream

Well, my friends! Even shaving cream can be used to clean the spots of grease from clothes or carpets. You just have to apply some shaving cream on the stains, let it dry and then wash your cloth. The stains will go away.

8. Hair-spray

Like some of you, I never used hair-spray for my hair. So I did not even have one, at my home. But few months back, a friend of mine suggested me to use it to remove grease stains from clothes. Since then, I always make it a point to keep a bottle of hair-spray at home. For this, you just have to spray a generous amount of hair-spray on the grease marks. Then just wash the cloth and let it air-dry for best results.

9. WD-40

If grease stains come from garage, then even the solution has to come from garage. We all know, WD-40 can be used for numerous tasks. Then, removing stains is also one of its uses. Also, most of us keep it in our garage. You just have to spray the grease stain with WD-40 and let it stay for 30-40 minutes. Then brush the stain with a little dish soap and wash it.

10. Vinegar

In a bowl, take equal quantities of vinegar and water. Damp a cotton swab or cloth in this solution. Then wipe the grease stain with this. The stains will be removed. For better results, wash the stained cloth after doing this process.

11. Waterless Mechanics’ Soap

This is basically a dry soap and there are several brands available in market. You just have to rub this soap over the stain for few minutes, till it penetrates into the stain, completely. This soap has grease-cutting properties. So leave it for 30 minutes and it will break down the stain. Repeat, if desired results are not achieved. Finally, wash as per the directions and then air dry.

12. Coca-Cola

If we can drink Coca-Cola for our food to get digested, then same principle applies to the grease stain. Oil stains should be broken using it. Pour some Coca-Cola on the grease stains, leave it for 1-2 hours, wash and air dry. This will rinse-off the stains. Now, you’ll be thinking about the new stains this drink will leave on your clothes. Don’t worry! They’ll easily be removed by a wash if not left unattended for more than 2 hours.

13. Aloe Vera

Firstly, you have to soak the stained part of your cloth in water for some time. Then rub some Aloe Vera gel on the grease spots and wash it well. The oil stains will go away.

14. Toothpaste

Toothpaste works great in removing oil stains, especially on cotton fabrics. Apply some toothpaste on the oil stains and rub them gently with a brush. Wash the cloth and the stains will be removed.

Next time, when will be eating out like a glutton or cooking his favorite dish to your hubby or becoming a mechanic for your car or massaging your baby out of love or just being a carefree soul- your joy will not be suppressed by the thought of staining out your clothes. I hope, our 14 easy tips remove to get rid of grease from clothes, will help you have stain-free clothes. If you have some more tips or want to share your experiences about our tips, do write to us.