Each housewife encountered the problem of removing fatty stains from clothes. And in most situations when we try to get rid of stains there are always some difficulties to do it. Fat stains ruin the clothes, making them look grassy and dirty. And, since there are soo many housewives facing the ruined clothes problem, we have decided to find a solution. While searching on the Internet for how to remove fat stains from your clothes, we found the following video. It is a creative video from the American express youtube channel – “Everyday genius”. In it, there are shown so many helpful tips and tricks on how to remove fat stains more easily than ever.
Meanwhile, we have searched for many other helpful ways to help you remove fat stains from your clothes. Below, we have listed them for you. We hope they will be helpful enough for you to solve the stained clothes problems forever. Here we go:
Why is a fat hard to wash off?
The main reason is that fat is a lipid and it is insoluble in water. That makes the fat cling to the fibers of the fabric, making it difficult, almost impossible to remove in the average laundry cycle. However, do not get disappointed by this constitution. There are still some ingredients that can help remove fat stains from your clothes.
What gets fat out of your clothes?
As we mentioned before it is not impossible to remove fat stains from your clothes. Here are the best stains-removing products that will help you remove fat stains as well.
- Detergent. Detergent can be a perfect resource for getting rid of stains on clothes. In order to remove fat stains, you can use the detergent the same way you would use a typical stain remover. Then, wash the clothes in the warmest water possible according to the washing instructions for each fabric.
- Liquid dishwashing soap. When your clothes get some fat stains, the best is to first hand wash them using liquid dish soap. The dish soap will help to break up the fat stain. Before you add the cloth to the washing machine, make sure you first rinse thoroughly.
How to prevent the spread of a fresh fat stain?
In order to prevent the fat stain to ruin your entire cloth, the best is to place a piece of cardboard or an old towel in between the stain and the other side of the clothing. That will prevent the fat stain from transferring or spreading to a clean section of the fabric while you treat it with detergent or dish soap.
How to remove fat stains from cotton and polyester?
As for all fat stains, the sooner you remove them, the easier it may be. In order to remove fat stains from cotton and polyester clothing, you will need the following tools and supplies:
- Butter knife
- Paper towels
- Liquid dishwashing soap or mild laundry detergent
- First, scrape off the excess fat using a butter knife. Then, blot gently with a clean, white paper towel or cloth. Do not use paper towels with printed patterns, because they can cause a transfer of color onto the clothing.
- Gently rub liquid dish soap or detergent into the stain. Let sit for about 10 minutes.
- Rinse or machine wash in the warmest water recommended on the care tag. If you have used dishwashing soap, do not forget to first rinse the clothing before putting it in the washing machine.
- Once the clothing is washed, line dry! Do not machine dry anything that has ever had any type of fat stain on it. If the stain remains, repeat the same procedure once again, so you completely remove fat stains from your clothing.
How to remove fat stains from wool, knits, and other delicates?
For removing fat stains from wool, knit and other delicate fabrics you can use a mild detergent or dish soap before rinsing or machine washing. Again, you may use a knife to scrape the excess fat out of the fabric. The steps to take in order to remove fat stains from delicate fabrics are the following:
- First, using the butter knife scrape off the excess fat from the fabric. Then, blot gently using a clean, white cloth. It will help you remove as much of the stain as possible.
- Mix a mild detergent in the warmest water recommended on the care tag. Use equal parts of water and detergent or dishwashing soap.
- Gently rub the resulting solution into the stain. Let sit for around 10 minutes.
- Rinse the dish soap before you put the clothing in the washing machine. If you have used detergent, you don’t need to rinse it off before placing the clothing in the washing machine.
- Machine wash the clothing in the warmest water possible according to the care tag recommendations.
- Finally, line-dry the clothing. If there are still fat stains remaining in the fabric, you can repeat the same procedure as in the steps above once again.