General Grease Stains

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  • Removing baby oil from clothes

    What is the best way to remove baby oil from clothing? For stains that are concentrated oils, you can pre-treat with a small amount of liquid dishwashing detergent (like Dawn). Apply it directly to the stain, rub it in and then wait 5 minutes. This h...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/27/12 20355
  • How To Remove Grease Stains

    I have some clothes that have grease stains on them. I use Shout, do i need to turn clothes inside out, get it wet and spray?  I dont know how to get the stain out. Greasy stains definitely need to be pre-treated before washing, and it’s best to do ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/06/15 3873
  • Removing Solvents, Oil and Grease

    We need to wash the rags we use in our metal shop that are oily from a WD-40 and kerosene mix. Can you suggest an additive or soap that will break down the oil so that the rags are clean and the drain doesn’t become clogged with the oil runoff? That...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/29/10 2711
  • Machine Oil Stains

    What is the best way to get machine oil off my husband’s work shirts after they have sat in a hamper for two days? With dark, grimy machine oil it’s important to use a good solvent to dissolve the oil stains, preferably before they are wet fro...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/05/11 1845
  • How To Remove Oil From A Basketball Jersey

    My washer broke down and got hydraulic fluid all over my whites including my reversible two layer white/navy blue basketball jersey. How do I get this out? I am in desperate need of assistance, Dr. Laundry! This is quite a problem because your basket...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/24/16 1823
  • Removing Grease

    I have tried all I can think of to remove grease from a cleaning cloth. Do you have any ideas? For now I am keeping it in cold water to avoid possible spontaneous combustion. This is a very interesting question. I wish I knew a little bit more ab...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/16/10 2592
  • Grease Stain After Washing

    My husband’s clothes come out with grease stains after I wash them.  What can I do? Regarding the grease stains, do they appear on the clothes after they come out of the washer or the dryer?  When the rubber seal inside the dryer begins to wear...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/09/11 3597
  • Removing Grease and Oil

    Hello, I have some expensive and nice sheets that have two issues with: The pillow cases are badly soiled from hair and they are discolored. You can almost feel the oil in them. The sheets have grease on them from a malfunction in the washing mac...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/10/09 1412
  • Removing Stains from Fire Retardant Clothing

    My husband wears fire retardant clothing while performing his job which results in a lot of grease and dirt stains. Can I use your product? The clothing is marked No Chlorine Bleach, No Hydrogen Peroxide, and Detergent Only. For fire retardant clo...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/08/09 1489
  • Your Questions: It’s Ski Season!

    My daughter has a grease stain on her new ski coat. The grease stain came from the ski’s chair lift. The shell of the coat is 100% nylon. Any suggestions? The best bet for grease on nylon jacket include: Pre-treating using good liquid detergent or s...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/09/08 89