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Remove Most Food and Grease Stains from Clothes

Oil and grease stains can be some of the toughest stains to get out of clothes. Whether you’re removing cooking oil stains from clothes or engine oil, here are a few quick tips to help you get rid of oil stains from clothes the first time

Get Grease or Chocolate Stains Out of Clothes

chocolate stains

It is nearly impossible to go through life without getting chocolate or grease on your clothing. Through cooking and eating, food is sometimes spilled or splattered on clothing and often leaves an unattractive stain.

The key to getting out chocolate or grease stains is to treat the stain as soon as possible. The longer the chocolate or grease sits on the clothing the more difficult it will be to remove. It is very possible to remove these stains from clothing so that you will never even know the stain was there.

Work the stain from the inside out. This will keep the chocolate from being pushed into the fabric even more. Put an absorbent cloth underneath the chocolate stain to keep it from spreading to other parts of the fabric.

Place one teaspoon of clear dishwashing liquid into one cup of cool water. Do not use hot water as this will only set the stain in further. Blot the dishwashing liquid and water mixture onto the chocolate stain using a clean, light-colored rag. Avoid rubbing forcefully so as not to tear or fray the fabric.

Wash the clothing as you normally would in the washing machine. Examine the clothing once the wash cycle is complete to see if the stain came out before putting it in the dryer. The heat from the dryer can set in the stain if it was not removed. If the stain persists, move on to Step 5.

Consider which type of chocolate the stain stems from if the stain was not removed with the above method. Different products can be used depending on if the stain is from dark chocolate or milk chocolate.

Remove Bacon Grease Stains

bacon stains

Bacon is a breakfast staple in most homes, cooked fresh each morning and enjoyed by the family. The bacon, however, is greasy and messy, and often leads to a spill or drop on your clothes, furniture, or carpeting.

Luckily, you can remove bacon stains when they occur by mixing a quick stain-removing solution with household items. Pick up any bacon pieces, and blot the stained area with paper towels. Soak a cleaning cloth in hot water, and add 1 tsp. of liquid dish soap to the cloth.

Scrub the soapy cloth into the grease stain until all grease is removed. Treat heavy grease stains with a paste mixture. Pour 2 tbsp. powdered dish detergent into a bowl with 2 tbsp. baking soda. Stir in water until you have a runny paste.

The detergent will break up the grease residue while the baking soda will absorb and deodorize the stain. Pour the runny paste onto the stain, and scrub it into the surface with an old toothbrush.

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