Tips on how to remove old meat fat stain from fabric please

rgsotonDecember 7, 2009

Hi all

Recently managed to squirt sausage fat (when I bit into it) all over a hoody of mine. I've read some tips on the internet but they are tips for new/recent stains...this stain is maybe a month old. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Lestoil works GREAT for grease stains. It's getting harder to find, though.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2009 at 3:32PM
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If you haven't washed it yet sprinkle talcum powder on it and let it sit for a couple of hours. The talcum powder absorbs the grease and when you brush it off the stain is gone. This always works on fresh grease stains, I don't know about old ones. Something to file away for future if not now.

If it has been washed I second sweetbean. Lestoil is a great cleaner. but you might try anything that has a degreaser in it. Just test on an inconspicuious place to see if it removes the color too.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2009 at 6:03PM
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Fels Naptha is good too. Rub the bar on with warm water and massage it really well, let sit 5 mins or so.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2009 at 7:16PM
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I've had great results using "Goop" hand cleaner on greasy laundry spots.

Grocery and hardware stores sell it. You could also probably find it at an auto parts store, or maybe even the hardware aisle at Walgreens.

If you can't find Goop, I'd try Dawn dishwashing detergent.

Put either the Goop or Dawn right on the spots, then launder as usual.

Here is a link that might be useful: Goop website with laundry instructions

    Bookmark   December 8, 2009 at 9:01AM
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Try a product called "Awesome". You can buy this at the dollar store. Saturate the stain and rub it in to the material and let set about 5 minutes. Wash and let dry on line (not in dryer). If stain still remains repeat process. If it wasn't for this product, I wouldn't have any unstained close to wear!

    Bookmark   December 8, 2009 at 12:38PM
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Eucalyptus oil is great for getting out these types of stains. Just cover the stain with the oil and rub gently for a few seconds to allow it to loosen the stain and then wash normally. If it is really set and you can still see the stain once your hoodie is dry you may have to rub with the oil again and then rewash.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 8:00PM
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