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Old 01-08-2004, 5:24 PM
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Default Greasy marks on clothes?

Hi I've had a trawl through the various threads, but couldn't find an answer.

Any good tips for removing greasy / oily marks from cotton?
Thanx
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Old 01-08-2004, 8:44 PM
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I would like to know too, my son does a mean bacon and egg sandwich, but not only does it splatter everywhere (he says you cant get bacon crispy with a cover on it), it splatters all over his named sweatshirts which cant be washed in a hot wash.
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Old 02-08-2004, 12:23 AM
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swarfega dab some on then wash right away

works every time

if you havnt got swarfega just use washing up liquid let it sit for a couple of mins then put in the washer

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Old 02-08-2004, 2:40 AM
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i've recently discovered dylon stain removers. 1.49 from wilkos, last forever and took beetroot straight out of a white top the other day for me. you just dab some on before washing. have tried vanish etc before with no joy but would recommend this. they do one for greasy stains too.
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Old 02-08-2004, 2:49 AM
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sorry to sound dense whats swarfega ???
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Old 02-08-2004, 4:12 AM
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soapless hand cleanser is good for grease stains.

If you find any, let me know where you get it from.


Also, soda crystals dissolve grease. I've sometimes got rid of grease stains by adding a bit to the wash powder.

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Old 02-08-2004, 4:36 AM
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you can get swarfega from halfords or a chandlers

you can make your own with washing up liquid and drop of turps

and yes washing soda is great

fly spray moves oil and tar off clothes

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Old 02-08-2004, 8:42 AM
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thanx guys...and in the mean time..I will use this ;D
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LOL@ Sheel
up until recently, my messy eating has not been a problem, as food dropped straight to the ground.
Lately however, it hits my belly first :-[
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Old 04-08-2004, 5:26 PM
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Busts aside, i use hot water, bath soap and a nail brush. Takes out most stains.
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Old 10-08-2004, 7:21 PM
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son and old fart just changed the engine in a car for a mate

they came home filthy

so I used me vinegar and voila it all came off the clothes perfectly



Many persistent stains can be removed with vinegar: coffee, chocolate, ketchup, jam, cola, wine. Gently rub stain with vinegar, then wash.
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Old 11-08-2004, 11:33 AM
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You can try "lifting" out grease stains on dry clothes by ironing with some brown paper (parcel paper). The brown paper "lifts" the grease out of the fabric.

NB: Not manilla envelopes - brown parcel paper.
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or blotting paper works. this also good for getting out candle wax.
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How much soda crystals would I have to put in?

I brought a beautiful skirt from Monsoon to wear at a wedding yesterday, and I've noticed a grease stain on it from the reception.

The skirt can't be dry cleaned or soaked, but can be washed at 40 degrees. It's purple and 100% cotton.

Would a bit of washing up liquid on the skirt, and soda crystals in with the powder work?

UPDATE: I just rubbed a bit of washing up liquid on the stain. It worked!
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