There’s no doubt that working with grease can bring a lot of unavoidable mess. Your hands are not the only ones that will get dirty from grease stains. The stuff around you may also get some of those stubborn stains and when that happens, you will have a really hard time removing them. So we thought. Not anymore. There are now some easy tricks to remove those grease stains. No, you don’t need to use any special kind of equipment or buy any expensive materials just to be successful in removing those stains. Here are some techniques using just simple household items in your area.
Grease Removal on Clothes
When removing grease from your clothes, it’s important to purchase a high quality detergent with stain removal action. First, take some warm water and put that on a small laundry tub. Mix in your detergent, mix until there are a lot of bubbles in the water. Soak your stained clothing in the water for about an hour before scrubbing it gently to further remove any stains clinging on the clothing. Do this step a few more times over until you slowly see the stain diminish.
After doing the hand wash process, go ahead and wash your stained clothing in the washing machine setting the water temperature at the highest tolerance allowed for the specific item of clothing that you will wash. Run an entire cycle for the washing and once it’s done, you can dry the clothing and notice that the stain has actually come off. Of course, there might be situations when the stain has not completely come off the piece of clothing. In this case you can repeat the warm water technique only this time you can put a few drops of bleach to make the solution even more powerful. Do the rest of the steps but just be careful not to wash other colored clothes that may be destroyed or washed out by the bleach you put into the clothing you soaked.
Grease Removal from Your Hands
Whether you are a mechanic or someone who likes to tinker with your car, bike, of other home appliances, you will have to deal with grease stains on your hands. And this is absolutely frustrating because grease on our hands are just so difficult to remove. So, in the first place, try wearing some gloves even before you start work on your engine or machines so that you can avoid spreading so much grease on your hands and then having to worry about how to remove them after.
If however, you do get some grease on your hands, simply get a mineral spirit or turpentine as we know it better. Turpentine is for removing paint but also will work very well with removing grease stains. Just get a small piece of cloth and wet it with the turpentine. After that, gently rub the soaked part of the cloth against your skin and hands in order to remover those stubborn grease stains.