Getting Grease Out of Clothing?

I have just plain cotton t-shirts that have splattered grease spots on them for cooking and they have been washed several times and dried. Now I have a big pile of fairly new t-shirts that all look like they have wet spots on them. Any suggestions on how to get those out?


Shelley from UT

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By Sheryl (Guest Post)
October 11, 20062 found this helpful
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Dawn dishwashing detergent works great on my son's shirts from McDonald's and believe me he can sure get plenty of grease on his clothes.
Pour it on full strength, scrub it in with a fingernail brush or toothbrush then wash as usual in your regular laundry detergent. I add store brand colored clothes bleach.

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October 15, 20061 found this helpful
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I work in fast food and get fryer grease on my shirts all the time. I've asked for help here before, but the hints didn't help, including Dawn.


I found a degreaser called "Purple Power" that took out stains that have been washed and dried many times. You can find it in Wal-Mart in the Automotive section.

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By Kristen (Guest Post)
November 2, 20060 found this helpful
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I get fryer/grill grease on my clothing constantly at work. A co-worker told me about a product called Lestoil. I believe it is produced by Clorox and can be found at any hardware store. Its a degreaser but can be used on clothing as well. I let it sit on the stain over night and then throw it in the washer in the morning. It has never let me down!

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By Amie (Guest Post)
July 26, 20070 found this helpful
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My husband is an Ironworker and his clothes come home pitch black with grease, and even coal dust all over. The best thing I have found is a hand cleaner called GoJo, it is actually inexpensive and does wonders.


Just put it on the stain, and rub in with a nail brush let sit overnight and then wash as normal.

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By rosie (Guest Post)
April 14, 20080 found this helpful
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I have been told to put them in the washer with a can of coca cola.

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October 11, 20060 found this helpful

Dear Shelley

I use Sards Wonder Soap (the bar of soap) on all my stains, especially grease. If the stains have been washed over a few times you may have to use it a few times, but it always works for me. The other thing you could do on bad stains is to applique over the top, this way you might get some wear out of some of the shirts. Hope this helps.

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By Amber (Guest Post)
February 3, 20080 found this helpful

Throw a can of coke into your washer with a load and your regular detergent. It helps to get the grease out of clothes and to clean the grease from inside the washer.

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May 30, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks for the comment. I bought two new blouses just recently and have ruined both of them with grease from cooking, I'm so ticked at myself and tried just Tide which I thought would be a good bet but no.


Thanks for the tip, I'll try it.

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By Rosalie (Guest Post)
August 7, 20080 found this helpful

I found the best grease cutter on clothing is ivory soap. I just wet the bar and ran it on the grease and it was gone.

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By easy as 123 (Guest Post)
August 24, 20080 found this helpful

Baking soda works immediately. Just scrub it in with a toothbrush.

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By (Guest Post)
August 25, 20080 found this helpful

Help please. My son has gotten grease (melted butter) on my hubby brand new Manchester united shirt and its a stupid material can anyone help me out please. Thanks in advance, Kristy

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By Carole H. (Guest Post)
November 14, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks the information was very useful, I'm going to buy some Lestoil right now!

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By richard e. (Guest Post)
November 14, 20080 found this helpful

This doesn't work at all.

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By kyra (Guest Post)
February 27, 20090 found this helpful

Help I put hairspray on my grease and thought that would work but it did not. It's food grease.

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February 24, 20170 found this helpful

The BEST thing r available is Simple Green it is relatively cheap and takes out even the toughest grease stains my father was a mechanic my entire life and let me tell you simple green is the only thing that I would ever remove 80 90 weight out of clothing and that's saying something

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February 15, 20210 found this helpful

The absolutely best way to get grease, oil, and ring around the collar out of clothing is Lestoil! It has worked every time I've used it for the past 40 years!


I put some in a small squeeze bottle and apply it to the stains then let it soak for at least 10 minutes before laundering. It even works on these type of stains after the clothing has gone through the dryer.

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