Dear Home-Ec 101,
My husband is an engineer and sometimes likes to get dirty helping the techs repair his machine. Usually the grease spots on his jeans come out with Spray-n-Wash (sometimes I have to treat them twice) or it’s a pair of junk jeans and I don’t bother to worry about it. But he got a nasty grease stain on my favorite pair of his jeans…I’ve used Spray N Wash twice and it still hasn’t come out. I know my mom used to use Lestoil to get out grease and bad stains…I might go buy some, but thought I would ask first and see if you had any suggestions–maybe even things I’ve already got lying around the house.
Launderin’ in Levittown
Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, I have a lot of experience with grease spots on laundry. I used to work at an auto repair shop, and now I’m married to a kitchen manager. Can we say grease city? I knew you could.
When I was working at the auto repair shop, I asked the guys how they got the grease stains off their clothes and they typically had two methods: Simple Green and Dawn dishwashing liquid. I’ve found if Simple Green can’t get it clean, Dawn could, and vice versa.
One thing I really like about Simple Green is, it works on lots of grease problems. It’s really handy to have around for that very reason. It also whitens up white tennis shoes! It does EVERYTHING! 😉