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How to Remove Grease Stains

Updated on December 6, 2012

Remove A Grease Stain

So, you got some grease on your clothes.  Or was it the carpet that has the grease stain?  Don't worry, here is a quick way to remove those grease stains.  However, you have to act fast.  "How to get out grease stains" 

Grease Removal Items

Grease Removal Items or Items You Will Need To Remove Grease Stains

You will need the following items to remove your grease stain.

  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Corn Starch
  • Talcum Powder
  • Brush
  • Clear Dishwashing Liquid
  • Hot Water
  • Laundry Detergent

Salt, Baking Soda, Corn Starch, and Talcum Powder are all used for the same purpose.  You do not have to have them all.


How To Remove That Grease Stain

Your first step is to pour small amounts of salt, baking soda, cornstarch or talcum power on the grease stain.  Let it stand for 30 minutes.  This step allows the grease to be soaked-up by the substance. After 30 minutes, remove the substances with the brush.  Use a gentle brush to avoid damage to the fabric.  If the grease stain is still wet to the touch -- repeat the soaked-up step.

Now that all the soaked-up substance has been brushed away, pour a small amount of dishwashing liquid on the stain and rub in.  Place the fabric in hot water.  If you are working with carpet, use a hot cloth. 

It's now time to use the laundry detergent.  If you are working with carpet, use a carpet cleaner.  Let the laundry detergent sit on the grease stain for 10 minutes.  Then wash in the washing machine -- using hot water.  Say goodbye to that grease stain.

How to Get Out A Grease Stain


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    • mary-lambert profile image

      mary-lambert 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Using corn startch is really a surprise to me. I would have thought that would make the stain worse. I think I'll try on a rag first, just to make sure. : )


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      Sandria Green-Stewart 8 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      ysdata, I have proven that talcum powder does work to remove grease. It works very well. I can't say that I've tried the other stuff, but will do.

      Thanks for the info.