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Removing a Grease Stain on Polyester

Dawn detergent is the hands down recommended winner in the fight against grease stains on clothing and other fabrics. This is a guide about removing a grease stain on polyester.
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April 16, 2010

I need to know how to get grease out of my mother's 76% polyester and 24% Viscose dress. I need help, and as soon as I can get it. Thanks.

By Emily from Grindrod, BC

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April 16, 20100 found this helpful
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Pre-treat it with a heavy dose of Dawn dish soap (NOT with bleach) and let it sit overnight. Wash clothing using Dawn dish soap in place of laundry soap.

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How do you remove dried in grease stains from polyester knit?

By Charlene Richardson from MI

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Grease Stain on Polyester

I have two suggestions. One is lemon juice (removes a number of stains) and the second is Dawn detergent.
Good luck.

Carla (11/05/2009)

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November 5, 20090 found this helpful

How do you get car grease out of polyester pants?

Thanks,
Reba

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Black Grease Stain on Polyester Down Coat

My boyfriend's mom uses this stuff called Lestoil. It gets everything out of clothes, food, grease, oil, and sauce stains. It's very helpful.

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Just use a small "dime sized" drop on the spot and just barely rub it in. You don't want to use too much because it can be rough on clothes. I also don't recommend rubbing the fabric together with the oil, it'll do it's job without much help. It has a lot of garage/commercial uses as well, so its not the gentlest thing out there, but it works great on oil/grease.

You can find it at the grocery store, most likely. If you can't, try auto shops.

Good luck. (02/08/2005)

By Maria

Black Grease Stain on Polyester Down Coat

You might want to try a hand cleaner (DL, etc.) like people use when they work on cars and other greasy things. I always use some cheap brand I bought at Dollar General, and I've never had a grease stain I couldn't remove, even if the clothes had been through the drier. It's also never stained anything I've used it on, and I've used it on several kinds of material. I put it on and rub the material together for a couple of seconds, sit aside for a few minutes, then wash in hot water if the color can take it.

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You can also let it sit for a week or so, it's never hurt my stuff. If this doesn't take it all out, repeat. (02/08/2005)

By terry

Black Grease Stain on Polyester Down Coat

You might try lighter fluid or dry cleaning fluid (from any major department store). Good luck. (02/08/2005)

By Carolyn

Black Grease Stain on Polyester Down Coat

Try Goo Gone.

Tori (02/08/2005)

By Tori

Black Grease Stain on Polyester Down Coat

A web company aloetherapy.com carries a product called Orange Clean that has removed some amazing stains at our house. Their products are all natural and they will give a money back guarantee. It's not expensive and I use many of their products and have absolutely no complaints. (02/09/2005)

By Joy

Grease Stain on Polyester

I've been able to get grease/oil stains out with Dawn, most of the time. If that doesn't work a hand cleaner called GOJO works really well too. It's meant for mechanics and has some grit in it so it's not the best for delicate fabrics.

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Good luck.

Rebekah (07/25/2005)

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