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Anyway to remove grease stains from clothing?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Can anyone tell me how to get mower grease stains off of clothing? It seems harder to remove than anything else I've ever encountered! I guess I put a little too much in my velky and had it up so I could walk behind on rough ground, when I put the mower back on the tralier I saw my shorts had a bunch of black grease spots on them. I try to look as decent as I can so if at all possible I'd like to know if there is a secret to removing these kind of stains.

  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653


    1. Don't get grease on your good clothes.
    2. Don't wear your good clothes to work.
    3. If this fails, you have new work clothes.

    If it makes you feel any better I just made myself some new work shoes this week.
  3. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    ah ha.....there is a trick to getting out grease. It actually takes another grease product to release it. First spray the grease stain with w/d 40. cover stain completely and rub in well. Then apply stain remover such as shout or spray-n-wash. let set for a couple of minutes and then coat stain with dawn liquid dish soap. don't rinse! throw it in the washer with your favorite detergent. Hopefully this will take it out. If not repeat before placing garment in the dryer. Also try to use the hottest water the garment will withstand. Good luck!

    Mrs. Gardenkeeper88
  4. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    She gets alot of my grease stains out. She's the best.
  5. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    There is a way to get rid of oil stains.
    Rate: (104 Ratings)
    I found these instructions online. Wonder if anyone else had tried something like this?

    Whether it's a cooking, automotive or lubricating oil mark, the sooner you deal with a greasy stain, the better the outcome. Follow the directions below to minimize the risk of permanent stains.

    InstructionsDifficulty: Moderately Easy

    Things You’ll Need:

    Laundry Pretreatment
    Paper towels
    Dry-cleaning Solvent
    Talcum Powder

    Step1Apply an absorbent such as talcum powder or cornstarch to the affected area, then brush away. If the stain is heavy or old, proceed to Step 2; if fresh, skip to Step 3.
    Step2Place stain facedown on paper towels. Blot back of stain with a dry-cleaning solvent. Replace paper towels as they soak up the stain.
    Step3Spray with laundry pretreatment.
    Step4Wash in the hottest water that's safe for the garment.
    Step5Air dry.
  6. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Thanks Gardenkeeper88. I will try this
  7. clcare2

    clcare2 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 224

    Buy new shorts.
  8. pinto n mwr

    pinto n mwr LawnSite Senior Member
    from gr8, mn
    Messages: 422

    why bother with getting stains out!
    This is a dirty industry not a button up shirt industry.
  9. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,887

    Use Dawn as a pre-spot treatment before washing. Works great.
  10. Dean of Green

    Dean of Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    The most effective way is to cut them out. Works every time.

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