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Off Topic: I have a very thick black grease stain on a white uniform shirt that is trimmed in navy blue. Any cleaning suggestions?

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Last updated: Jun. 30, 2013 6:06 pm
Posted: Jun. 30, 2013 2:04 pm
Answered by: aunt star
Jun. 30, 2013 2:13 pm
I almost need to scrape some of the grease off the fabric, but it is simply smearing the stain! I can't really bleach the entire shirt due to the trim. I can spot clean with enough bleach to deal with the stain without bleaching the trim. This is the best summer uniform option with this awful heat - help!
Jun. 30, 2013 2:15 pm
Oh my,not nice. Oxiclean might work. I googled this and it said oxiclean would work. Good luck.
Lucky Noodles
Jun. 30, 2013 2:27 pm
Oxiclean worked well for some of the stains here.
Answered by: thislittlepigwenttomarket
Jun. 30, 2013 2:33 pm
Get some inexpensive shampoo that is for oily hair. Work in a generous amount of it to both sides of the fabric where the stain is. Allow to sit for 30+ minutes and scrub under warm running water until the stain fades. Repeat process if you see some residue. Then apply another blob of shampoo before laundering in washing machine. Do not put in dryer until you are sure the stain is out; if you need to repeat the treatment, do so. I've used this technique for many different types of stains including grease. Good Luck!
Answered by: DeeCanCook
Jun. 30, 2013 2:35 pm
Yes, definitely. 1)Spray with "Shout" (or other pre-wash stain remover); 2) mix some Baking Soda with a little water until it's a paste-like consistency and rub gently into stain: 3)lay item outside on flat surface in the SUN; and let it "soak up the sunshine" for several hours. I have used this, my mom's "stain recipe" for everything from red wine to ink, and it has always worked amazingly. NOTE: tougher stains may require more time in the sun.
Jun. 30, 2013 2:38 pm
Take it to a dry cleaner, let a professional do it!
Jun. 30, 2013 2:49 pm
1 part liquid dawn 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Mix together and pour on stain. Sprinkle baking soda on top of it and scrub with a toothbrush.
Jun. 30, 2013 2:51 pm
Try dawn dish soap. Zout stain remover is the best IMO :)
Jun. 30, 2013 3:02 pm
I agree w/Celeste. If it's a food stain, always use Dawn. It has even worked for set-in grease stains(that I washed & dried in the dryer without realizing I had grease all over the front).
Answered by: Courtas
Jun. 30, 2013 3:28 pm
I use Purple Power on my Chef uniforms in all wash loads and if I have a stain I always pretreat it with the Purple Power. It is a degreaser in the automotive section at your local Walmart. During school I had some of the cleanest uniforms because it always lifted the grease and I didn't have to worry about fading of the stitch work on the uniforms. Hope this is helpful.
Answered by: aunt star
Jun. 30, 2013 3:47 pm
Thanks guys. I must have backed up against some kind of equipment. It is very thick and dirty grease. But every flight attendant has fought food stains on white shirt! It was the new navy trim that was throwing me.
Answered by: Sweettreats
Jun. 30, 2013 3:48 pm
Don't use peroxcide on colored fabric it will bleach. Purchase a bottle of Kids and Pets. It's sold at Target and Walmart in the laundry detergent isle. Spray on and let it sit for the time listed on the bottle. Love this stuff works great on clothes, pet stains and even in carpet cleaning machines.
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