I've tried simple green, I've used the orange hand wash you use to remove grease stains, I've used dish soap. Nothing is taking the grease out of my jacket. What do I do?
I've had a lot of luck with dishwashing liquid (not the kind for dishwashers, the kind used for hand washing dishes). Just put a bit on, rub in and wash. It works on set in stains, also. Really bad ones may need two washings. (01/03/2005)
Lestoil; it smells strong, but because it has petroleum distillates, it will remove any grease stain. Just apply it directly, let it soak in for a few minutes, then wash normally (warm to hot water). You may need to rewash to remove the odor. (01/04/2005)
As a last resort, ammonia has been very effective for me. You can pour it directly on the stain then launder as usual. You can also put a cup or two into your load of laundry. (01/04/2005)
Spray with WD40 then wash as usual. This works great for all my grease stains. (01/04/2005)
Try Dawn dish soap. When I have what seems to be impossible grease stains, I liberally spread Dawn, wait 5 minutes and wash. I have never had a stain get passed the Dawn dishsoap. (01/04/2005)
If it is on something you do not want to wash, try putting powder on the stain. Let it set for several hours and brush it off. Repeat until oil/grease is absorbed and gone. (01/04/2005)
By toni k.
Spray and Wash works for me. Spray it on, wait an hour, wash like normal. (01/22/2007)
Yes, Dawn dish liquid or Coca Cola. Both are great stain relievers for grease. (09/09/2007)
Try using lighter fuel, it actually says on the bottle that its great for removing grease, oil, and tar. (02/01/2008)
Leather will eventually dissipate oil and grease of its own accord. An excess can be carefully removed from durable leathers with mineral spirits or kerosene on a cloth. (Don't use anything highly flammable like gasoline or cigarette lighter fluid, and always ensure adequate ventilation until fumes are gone.) (10/23/2008)
By Red Neck
Gasoline. I used it several times for the many times. I got grease gunk on different outfits. (02/24/2009)
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