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    • Judi
    • By Judi 1st Aug 04, 8:44 PM
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    Judi
    • #2
    • 1st Aug 04, 8:44 PM
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    • #2
    • 1st Aug 04, 8:44 PM
    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.
  • cathy
    • #3
    • 2nd Aug 04, 12:23 AM
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    • #3
    • 2nd Aug 04, 12:23 AM
    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

    ;D
  • rach
    • #4
    • 2nd Aug 04, 2:40 AM
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    • #4
    • 2nd Aug 04, 2:40 AM
    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.
    • divadee
    • By divadee 2nd Aug 04, 2:49 AM
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    divadee
    • #5
    • 2nd Aug 04, 2:49 AM
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    • #5
    • 2nd Aug 04, 2:49 AM
    sorry to sound dense whats swarfega ???
    • Zeldazog
    • By Zeldazog 2nd Aug 04, 4:12 AM
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    Zeldazog
    • #6
    • 2nd Aug 04, 4:12 AM
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    • #6
    • 2nd Aug 04, 4:12 AM
    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.

  • cathy
    • #7
    • 2nd Aug 04, 4:36 AM
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    • #7
    • 2nd Aug 04, 4:36 AM
    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

  • dark_star
    • #8
    • 2nd Aug 04, 8:42 AM
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    • #8
    • 2nd Aug 04, 8:42 AM
    thanx guys...and in the mean time..I will use this ;D
  • dark_star
    • #9
    • 3rd Aug 04, 7:45 PM
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    • #9
    • 3rd Aug 04, 7:45 PM
    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 :-[
  • Bigpaul
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    Busts aside, i use hot water, bath soap and a nail brush. Takes out most stains.
  • cathy
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    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.
  • Queenie
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    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.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 12th Aug 04, 4:44 PM
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    16011996
    Re: Greasy marks on clothes?
    or blotting paper works. this also good for getting out candle wax.
    • Katgoddess
    • By Katgoddess 10th Jul 05, 5:04 PM
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    Katgoddess
    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!
    Last edited by Katgoddess; 11-07-2005 at 9:51 PM.
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