I was playing with the tire chains....

  1. My husband bought some tire chains for this lovely upcoming winter weather and trying to be funny, I wrapped the chains around me. Anyways, I noticed blue grease on my hands and sure enough it got all over my favorite brand new sweater. Ugh...... How do I get the grease out of my clothes? :smackingf
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   BSNtobe2009
    Go to the grocery store and buy Borax.

    Step 2...you know those expensive little bottles in the grocery store that are stain specific in the laundry aisle? They are your best friend for a tough stain.

    Follow the directions bottle..give the cleaner some time to work in, and either blot with a cloth or use an old toothbrush.

    When it comes time to launder, use about 1/4 cup of Borax with your regular laundry detergent in warm water, and then dry the sweater flat.

    Check for the stain when you pull it out of the washer before it dries...repeat the process if the stain is not gone.

    If it's dry clean only...you need to take it to the cleaners.

    Whatever you do, DO NOT use a dishwashing detergent like Dawn, etc...many of these weaken the fabric and a few weeks later you'll have a hole where the fibers have broken.

    Side Note: Anyone familiar with Borax? It's an AMAZING product.
  4. by   muffie
    i have used lestoil for ink, bicycle grease, blood, grass stains, etc.
  5. by   BSNtobe2009
    I forgot about Lestoil! Yes, lestoil works good...just use in a well ventilated area.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I've use clear Suave shampoo and water for oil stains.
  7. by   rninme
    Dawn dish soap....works like a charm!
  8. by   Brita01
    Agree with the dish soap. Any type made to cut grease should work. I used Ajax to get rid of a greasy chocolate stain from a forgotten Hershey's kiss left in my pocket.