If the item with a greasy stain has not yet been washed, before proceeding to remove the stain, remove the grease that has not yet had time to eat into the fibers, “drown »Its made of fabric. Apply contaminated chalk, talc, potato starch or table salt to the contamination. Cover with blotting paper or a paper towel (you can also use toilet paper folded in several layers). Place paper under the fabric. After that, gently iron the resulting sandwich with an iron. Under the influence of high temperatures, the fat will melt and the talcum powder and paper cushion will absorb it.
Treat greasy marks with a stain remover - anyone with a packaging that says it is designed to remove this type of dirt will do. To prevent the stain from spreading, apply the product gently, moving from the edges of the dirt to its center. Again, it’s better to put an absorbent layer under the fabric from napkins or paper towels. Use the product in accordance with the instructions on the packaging.
If you prefer home remedies, dishwashing detergents can be used to remove stains from grease. They are just focused on the dissolution of this kind of pollution. If the contaminated item is light, and the dishwashing liquid has a bright color - before applying it to the fabric, it is better to dilute it a little with water and foam, otherwise the fabric may stain. Leave in soapy condition for 20-30 minutes. You can use a car shampoo in a similar way - it also copes with stains of fat, even old and stubborn ones. Effective in the fight against fatty pollution and soap - not just toilet, but household. Dampen a lot of fabric, rub it well with a bar of soap (a soap layer should form on the surface of the fabric) and let it lie down for 30-40 minutes.
You can also use mustard powder as a“ home stain remover ”- it also copes well with fatty contaminants. Mix one part of mustard powder with two parts of warm water, stir until a homogeneous gruel is formed and apply to the stain for half an hour, then rinse. If the fabric is light - you can use potato starch to combat stains. It must be used in the same way as mustard - mixed with water until a thick slurry is formed and applied to the fabric. But you need to stand it until it dries, and then carefully brush off the starch.
After that, wash the item in normal mode - manually or in the washing machine. For machine wash, select a long prewash cycle. To enhance the effect, add a powder stain remover or “washing amplifier” (type “BOS” or “ACE”) to a standard washing powder. If the contaminations are extensive, instead of powder, you can pour a liquid stain remover intended for use in automatic machines (for example, Vanish OXI Action) into the prewash compartment. When using special equipment, be sure to read the instructions and check if the bleach does not "conflict" with the type or color of the fabric. For hand washing, it is better to pre-soak a thing in a warm soapy solution for an hour and a half. While soaking, you can also add stain remover to the basin.
After washing, check to see if clothing grease marks. If, despite all your efforts, the pollution has persisted, try more stringent “folk methods.”
You can try to cope with the stain of fat with ammonia (ammonia). It is better to use it on light fabrics - dark and colored things can partially discolor. Dilute ammonia pharmacy solution with water in a ratio of 1: 5 and treat the contaminated area with the resulting solution. Leave it to work for an hour, and then iron it with a warm iron through a cloth or paper towel.
You can try to clean dark natural fabrics (linen, cotton, wool) with gasoline. Place a clean, soft cloth or 3-4 paper towels folded in several layers under the dirt. Dampen a cotton swab in gasoline and treat a greasy mark from the edges to the center. Do not forget about safety precautions - gasoline is among the highly flammable substances, therefore there should not be any open fire nearby. In addition, processing is best done in a room with an open window. Leave the gas on the spot for an hour and a half. After that wash. Use an extra rinse to get rid of the pungent gasoline odor.
Another popular folk remedy that helps fight old greasy spots is a strong saline solution. It has a whitening effect, so it is better to use it for white or bright things. Dissolve salt in a basin with hot water at the rate of 150 grams per liter and immerse the soiled thing there entirely (so that there are no color differences). You can also rub the contaminated area. Leave to soak for two to three hours, and then wash as usual.
The “folk stain remover” of purified turpentine mixed with a pharmacy solution of ammonia in a ratio of 1: 1 copes well with greasy soils. This agent is applied to the stains for an hour and a half and then the soiled thing needs to be washed.
After such processing from most of the contamination unable to get rid of. However, if the stain turned out to be too persistent, try dry cleaning. When it comes to very old traces of greasy contaminants, dry cleaners are not always ready to guarantee complete cleaning of the thing - however, professional methods in such cases are often more effective home tools.