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A question that often comes up is whether a grease stain can disappear on its own when washing. The answer depends on several factors, including the freshness of the stain and the type of fabric. Generally, fresh grease stains have a better chance of disappearing completely in the wash. However, some grease stains may persist, especially if they are old or if the fabric is delicate.
When faced with a greasy stain, it is essential to act quickly. The longer you wait, the harder it is to make it go away completely. Remember to check clothing care labels for specific washing recommendations.
To easily remove a greasy stain, you can rely on natural products; simply apply them locally and let them act before washing.
Baking soda : This versatile product can be sprinkled generously onto the grease stain, left to sit for a few hours, then brushed or shaken to remove excess baking soda.
The talc : Apply talcum powder to the fresh grease stain to absorb the oil. Leave it on for a few hours, then brush gently to remove the talc and stain.
Marseille soap: Dampen the stain, rub it with Marseille soap, then wash the fabric as usual.
The land of Sommières: Sprinkle the grease stain with Sommières earth, leave to act for a moment, then brush gently to remove the Sommières earth and the stain.
Old, set-in grease stains can be a real headache, but don’t despair because there are methods to combat them. Here are some steps to follow:
Dab the stain with dishwashing liquid. Leave it on for a few minutes.
Wash the garment or tablecloth at the temperature recommended on the care label, using a suitable detergent. Be sure not to dry the fabric until the stain is completely gone, as heat can set the stain.
Repeat if necessary: Sometimes the most stubborn grease stains require multiple treatments. Repeat the steps above until the stain is completely gone.