How to Remove Grease Stains

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Removing grease stains from clothes can be as simple as scrubbing baking soda into the grease spot with a toothbrush and then applying dish soap with a sponge. Add vinegar to grease stains that project an odor with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on grease stains and housekeeping tips.

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Hi. I'm Rachael Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to remove grease stains from your clothes. This happens to people who work in the restaurant industry. I did for four years and I remember Phillip's special dressing with olive oil, you know, it's olive oil based and I constantly had grease all over my clothes. Well, I had a customer who told me how to take care of this problem. You know it can happen if there's chap stick, anything that's grease or oil based, this is what you do. Get some baking soda. This will soak up the oils in the grease stain. You want to apply it and scrub it with a toothbrush or a scrub brush and repeat this until the baking soda won't ball up any more. And you'll be able to tell when you've really soaked up all of the excess grease. Then dish soap, this is awesome for getting grease out. You see the commercials and it says it's the best grease fighting, it cuts grease, grease, grease and this and that. So put it use in your clothes. Apply it to a sponge and use this as a pretreatment. Really, really work it in to the fabric. Get it nice and soapy. And if you have a grease stain that smells, you're going to want to include some vinegar in the washing process. Just add like a cup of vinegar to the wash when you wash your clothes. But after you've applied, you know this solution, just go on and throw them in the wash. Wash them in the hottest setting possible. If there's an oder, add vinegar and the grease stain should be gone. I'm Rachael Yatuzis and that is how you remove grease form clothes.


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