4 Fast Fixes for Grease on Your Favorite T-Shirt

Jeanne Sager

fixes for grease stainsSummer barbecues make for some good eats, but the grease dripping out of that burger can do a number on your clothes.

Before you throw out your favorite concert tee, hit the kitchen cabinets for a quick fix!

That's because the products made specifically for grease are all there.

A few favorites:

1. Dish detergent: Dab a bit on the stain, mix in a little water and allow to sit for half an hour. Throw it in the laundry with the rest of your clothes, and it should come right out.

2. Talcum powder and corn starch: Sprinkle them on the stain, then leave them to sit for a few hours (or overnight). The next day, simply dump the powder in the garbage and chuck the item in the laundry.

3. WD-40: Maybe I'm the only one who keeps this under the kitchen sink, but it works wonders on stains that have been allowed to set. After all, it's made for degreasing tools. After it sits for awhile, you may have to use one of the other methods mentioned, but it will help release the deep stain.

4. Lysol: This one comes as a suggestion from a friend, but I'd only recommend it on white fabrics or those where you can do a pre-test in a non-visible area. I've found Lysol to bleach clothes in the past. But if you spray the cleaner on the stain, she says it works.

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