How to Remove Bacon Grease From Clothing

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Frying bacon can cause grease to splatter onto clothing, resulting in stains. Grease stains can ruin the appearance of clothing. Use a paste of dish washing detergent and baking soda to remove bacon grease from clothing. Before using the paste, apply it to a hidden area of the garment to ensure no discoloration or damage occurs to the fabric. Treat bacon grease stains promptly to prevent the grease from setting into the fabric.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean cloth
  • Dish washing liquid
  • Baking soda
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Toothbrush
  • Pre-wash stain remover
  • Laundry detergent

Step 1

Blot the grease stain with a clean cloth to remove as much grease as possible from the garment. Use a spoon to mix together dish washing liquid and baking soda in a bowl to form a paste. Adjust the amounts of the ingredients until the paste is the consistency of toothpaste.

Step 2

Spread the paste over the grease stain with the cloth. Scrub the paste into both sides of the fabric with a toothbrush, and then allow the paste to set for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Rinse off the paste with water, and then inspect the garment for remaining grease. If the stain remains, apply a commercial pre-wash stain remover directly onto the grease stain.

Step 4

Scrub the stain remover into the stain with the toothbrush, and then allow the solution to set for 10 minutes. Use the toothbrush to scrub both sides of the garment until the stain is removed.

Step 5

Launder the garment according to the directions on the garment's tag. Allow the garment to air-dry.

Tip

  • Apply shampoo if you do not have a pre-wash stain remover.

Warning

  • Do not dry the garment in a dryer until you are sure the stain is gone. Drying the garment will set in the stain.

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