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How to Remove Grease Stains

Salad dressings, butter, oils, and other greasy foods are tough stains to remove. Learn the trick to getting rid of grease stains for good. Watch and see how to remove any food grease stains that wind up on the clothes in your laundry basket.

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Butter, gravy and salad dressing go great on food but bad on fabric. Don't let the stain linger, act fast. Saturate the stained area with heavy duty liquid detergent or pretreatment spray or a thin paste made from powdered detergent and water. Use your finger or a clean white cloth to gently work the agent into the stained area. Wash the garment using the hottest water recommended for the fabric and a right amount of detergent for your load. The secret weapon to saying goodbye to grease stains is line drying. Grease stains seem to disappear from wet fabric but may resurface once the fabric dries and heat from the dryer will set the stain. If the stain doesn't come out on the first round, repeat these steps until it does. For extra heavy stains, place the stain face down on a pile of paper towels. Apply dry cleaning fluid to the back of the same. Dry then rinse and wash as normal. That way, you can get back to normal.