How to Remove Grease Stains from Clothing
It can be frustrating to throw an item of clothing in the wash that has been stained, only to discover that the stain is still there when you take it out of the washing machine. Substances that are greasy, such as butter and oils from foods, can cause dark marks on clothing that are more difficult to remove than other stains. However, following the right steps, you can get those stains out and save your clothes.
Once you notice a grease stain on your clothing you should remove the article of clothing right away, wet the stain, and pre-treat the stain by putting laundry detergent on the grease. Alternatively, dish soap can be particularly effective at removing grease stains from clothes, as it is designed to remove grease from dishes. Simply apply liquid dish soap to the affected area and work it in with your fingers. Then let the detergent or dish soap soak for about 20 minutes. If you have stained a delicate piece of clothing, such as a silk shirt, then be sure to test an unnoticeable area, like the inside sleeve cuff, before treating the stain, to ensure the detergent or dish soap is not going to discolor your clothes.
Once you are finished pre-treating the stain, put it in the washing machine on the warmest setting that the garment can handle, as warmer water is better at breaking down grease. You should be able to find care instructions on the tag of the clothing that let you know if it can be washed in warm or hot water. Once you remove your clothing check to make sure the stain has been removed. If it still there, do not put the garment in the dryer as this will make it harder to get the stain out. You will want to repeat the process of rubbing in detergent or dish soap and letting the garment soak, then wash it again.
Each of the Veranda Apartment Homes has washer and dryer connections, so you can follow these steps to remove grease stains in your apartment in Mount Dora, FL. If you’d like more information about our community, contact the leasing office today.