Grease stains can come from many sources, from burgers to popcorn to splashes of salad dressing or bacon grease. Getting out grease stains can be tough, but the power of OxiClean™ makes grease stain removal manageable, whether the stain is on carpet, clothing, car seats, or furniture.
How to Get Grease Stains out of Clothing
Mmmmm, greasy foods. From fried chicken to pizza or olive-oil soaked baguette slices, there are far too many chances to get a grease stain on your clothes. Grease stains are from fat or lipids, which are insoluble in water and also really good at grabbing onto the fibers of your clothing. This makes getting grease stains out one of your tougher laundry challenges.
Removing a grease stain is not nearly as easy as acquiring it, but with OxiClean™ as your secret weapon for grease stain removal you can get tough stains out.
If you need to remove a grease stain on your clothing, follow these steps:
- Mix a solution of OxiClean™ and water. Fill the scoop to the Line 4 per gallon of water. Follow the instructions on the package and mix until completely dissolved.
- Submerge stained items in the OxiClean™ solution.
- Soak for 1-6 hours. For best results, soak for the full 6 hours. Grease needs a lot of coaxing.
- After soaking, wash with your detergent and a scoop of OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover added to the drum with your clothes.
Always test OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover on an inconspicuous area first. Rinse, and allow it to dry. Safe on colorfast fabrics only. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for water temperature and for cleaning. Do not use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends, leather or on fabrics labeled dry-clean only.
How to Get Grease Stains Out With OxiClean™ MaxForce™ Spray
For smaller grease stains, soaking the entire garment isn’t necessary. Instead, use OxiClean™ MaxForce™ Spray to treat just the area of the grease stain. Try to treat the stain as quickly as you can, as the longer it sits, the harder the stain will be to remove. However, OxiClean™ is powerful enough to remove dried or set-in grease stains.
Follow these steps for how to get out grease stains:
- Spray OxiClean™ MaxForce™ directly onto the grease stain until saturated. Do not treat the garment while wearing it.
- Wait at least five minutes and up to a week depending on the severity of the stain. The power of the spray is penetrating the stain and lifting it from the fibers. For fabrics that are prone to color change, do not let stand longer than 5 minutes. For set-in grease stain removal, leave on the maximum amount of time.
- Wash as you normally would with detergent, using the warmest water that is recommended on the garment label. Consider adding a scoop of OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover™ directly to the drum with your clothes to boost the stain-fighting power.
Always test OxiClean™ MaxForce™ Laundry Stain Remover Spray on an inconspicuous area of the garment, and always follow the manufacturer’s care instructions on the label. OxiClean™ Max Force™ Laundry Stain Remover is safe to use on all washable white clothes, as well as colored fabrics. Do not use on wool, leather, or silk.
How to Get Grease Stains Out of Carpet
You’re eating pizza or Chinese takeout on your couch, and you drop some on your carpet. After you pick it up you spot it: a grease stain. Leaving it there is not a good idea, because now it’s a magnet for more dirt and grime. So how do you get grease stains out of carpet?
OxiClean™ has a special formula made specifically for getting stains out of carpet and area rugs. Use OxiClean™ Carpet & Area Rug Stain Remover Spray and follow these steps:
- Act quickly as a fresh grease stain is much more forgiving than a dried one.
- Remove any excess food or liquid from the stained area.
- Test OxiClean™ Carpet & Area Rug Stain Remover on an inconspicuous area of carpet, such as behind a door or piece of furniture. Let stand for 10 minutes to check for color-fastness. Do not use on wool, leather, or silk.
- Spray OxiClean™ Carpet & Area Rug Stain Remover directly and liberally onto the grease stain. Saturate the area so the solution can penetrate the carpet fibers.
- Wait 10 minutes for the cleaners to do their work.
- Blot the area with a clean, color-fast cloth or sponge. You should notice the stain transferring to the cloth or sponge as you blot. If the stain persists after drying, repeat a second time.
- Vacuum the area after it is dry.
How to Get Grease Stains Out of Upholstery
Removing a grease stain from your favorite upholstered chair or your child’s car seat is possible using a solution made from OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover. The basic steps are:
- Remove all excess food and liquid before treating the area.
- Fill your OxiClean™ scoop to line 1 and add to 16 ounces of water to make a solution. Ensure it fully dissolves.
- Do not apply the solution directly onto the upholstery stain. Instead, apply it to a clean white towel and use it to blot the stain. Continue applying solution to the cloth and the cloth to the upholstery until the stain is no longer visible.
- Dampen a second clean white towel with water and blot the area to rinse.
- Let dry. You might consider covering the stain with a towel while it is drying to prevent further dirt accumulation.
Only use OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover solution on water-washable upholstery. Do not use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends or leather. Metals must not be soaked and must be rinsed immediately and thoroughly. Always refer to care instructions.
If your child’s car seat cover can be removed and washed in the washer, use the MaxForce™ Spray and wash the car seat cover in your washer (if instructions permit).
Removing Grease Stains with OxiClean™