Grease stains – emergency

With grease is easier to handle while it's still soaked into the fibers of textiles. It is important to remember that instead of the desired result, in the first minutes after the pollution situation is easy to aggravate if you start to wipe the stain with a napkin or towel. This will lead to an increase in the spot.

The fat from the surface of the fresh stains you need to remove carefully. Must be wet the contaminated area with a paper towel or piece of toilet paper. If the grease stain has appeared on clothing, it need to be removed to put on a horizontal surface, placing the spot with a paper napkin. Stains on the furniture should be covered with a cloth on top of the contaminated site.

Dry method

By removing the excess fat, the spot should fill one of the means, actively absorbing the fat that has already managed to penetrate into the fiber structure. In this capacity, can be used:

  • salt;
  • talc or baby powder;
  • powdered chalk.

Choosing between these funds, it is important to remember that grease stain on clothing or upholstery bright colors are best to absorb chalk. Powder and talc are more suitable for whites and delicate fabrics, for example, to white silk. In turn, the salt due to the extra corrosive properties it is best to keep away from brightly colored fabrics and used mainly on dark textiles.

For each of these means the technique of cleansing the same. It is necessary densely to put the means a little to intercede for the contours of the stain and leave for an hour. After that, the powder describeda with a spoon and washed in the usual way.

Methods of wet processing

Get stains at home allows the solution of ordinary soap. If the contaminated area is extensive, it is better to grate the bar soap shavings and Bay with warm water, RUB an old toothbrush.

In other cases, stains from grease is cleaned with a dishwashing detergent. As a rule, manufacturers of liquid for washing utensils use an active substance that breaks down fat. If the tool has too bright a color, before applying to the textile it better to dilute in water.

In addition, get stains will help ordinary mustard powder. For this a teaspoon of powder mixed with two teaspoons of warm water. The resulting slurry is applied on the spot and is a half-hour, then rinse with plenty of water.

Removing old grease stains

It is believed that inveterate stains of oil or grease are not fully amenable to purification. This is true only for very stubborn dirt. In other cases, it makes sense to use the following tools.

Old stain can be removed with the help of turpentine or gasoline. So, under the stain on the clothes is underlain by a napkin. On top of the contaminated area is treated with a cotton swab soaked in petrol or turpentine. Carefully some dry spot should be left for half an hour, then wash in the usual way.

It should be noted that as with any flammable substances, turpentine and gasoline should be used very carefully and away from sources of fire. Therefore, to avoid the ignition is not recommended to treat in this way grease stains of furniture in the kitchen or next to appliances.

Also bring an old grease stain helps the solution of ammonia. To make it in 1.5 cups of warm water dilute 1 teaspoon of ammonia. The resulting solution is treated with a stain front and, if necessary, on the reverse side. Further, under stain and it has to be put cuts cotton fabric and carefully iron. After cooling, the fabric can be washed in the usual way.

It is important to remember that ammonia is better to use artificial tissues with a low susceptibility to fading.

To help flush old grease stain will help soak in salt. To do this, in a basin of hot water diluted with 0.5 cups of salt, after which the linen is soaked in for 2-3 hours and washed in the usual way.