A tip from your ol’ buddy Wirecutter

To remove grease and/or oil stains from your clothing, rub some shop hand cleaner (not the gritty kind) into and around the stain, let it sit for about 20-30 minutes and then wash.
It works just as well with household grease and oil as it does with automotive POL.

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4 Responses to A tip from your ol’ buddy Wirecutter

  1. Philip Paul says:

    That orange citrus based stuff works really good for cleaning woodwork too.
    Again not the stuff with pumice in it.

  2. Bill says:

    Absolutely works almost every time. works also with Paint too….

  3. Phssthpok says:

    Po’ Man’s Go-Jo:

    Dawn dish detergent, and granulated sugar.

    Dawn cuts the grease like nobody’s business, and the sugar provides scrubbing action with the added benefits of NOT dissolving in the detergent, NOT aggravating any ‘busted knuckles’ (see: salt in wounds), while rinsing easily away in even cold water (though hot water works best on grease , obviously)

    AND.. you don’t need to wash your hands afterward to get the slimy go-jo residue off!

  4. Bootmaker says:

    once upon a time when i was a travelling carny,
    we would add a can of coke to the laundry.
    worked pretty damned good on grease n oil.

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