Vomit Stain on Clothing

A year or so ago, while having the flu, I vomited all over 1 of my favorite shirts (that happened to be brand new). After scraping the nasty stuff off, I laundered it and was left with a huge grease like stain. The shirt is 100% cotton and dark brown in color. I tried scrubbing it with Shout and Tide and rewashing and it did nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


Steve from Blair, NE

January 23, 20080 found this helpful

Hi, I use a product called Spray 'N Wash {laundry stain remover] it's a stain stick. I have tried it on grease stains, oil stains, food stains...sometimes even after it's been wash and dried. I do wet the stain first, then apply and let sit for about a half hour. It cost about $2.50 and it last a while. I've tried the spray types but, haven't found them to work as well.

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January 23, 20080 found this helpful

Thirty years ago a co-worker told me to use hairspray as a stain remover. Something in it breaks up stains so they can be washed away. I've never known it to fail.

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January 23, 20080 found this helpful

I saved several of my husband's grease-stained shirts from the rag bag by spraying WD-40 on the stain, then rubbing Dawn or other dish soap into it, letting it sit for a minute, then washing as usual. These had already been previously washed and dried, too. Something about the oil in the spray reactivates the grease in the stain, and the Dawn takes the grease right out!

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January 24, 20080 found this helpful

A can of regular coke should help to get a grease stain out. Let it soak in for a while then launder as usual. If there is still a smell in the shirt from the vomit you need to soak in borax.

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