A few weeks ago I bought a new pair of cropped pants in a gorgeous coral color (coral is my new color crush!) Of course the first time I wore them I decided to make tacos and ended up inadvertently getting grease on them! Boo!!
Normally I would be quite worried about this predicament because getting grease stains out without fading the colors can be tricky. Fortunately I figured out the answer to this problem awhile ago and it has been my go-to oily stain fighter every since. I have used this method so many times with such great results, I figured it was time I shared it with all of you.
I’ve actually shared this method for getting oily stains out of dark-colored clothing before….but it was more of an addendum to a post I did on how to get rid of yellow armpit stains. I think it’s high time we gave it it’s very own post. So here we go…… :-)
How To Get Oily Stains Out Of Dark-Colored Clothing
What You’ll Need:
- Dawn dishwashing liquid
- hydrogen peroxide
- baking soda
- an old toothbrush
1st – spray the stain with hydrogen peroxide until it is completely saturated.
2nd – put a small amount of Dawn liquid on the stain. For a small stain a couple of drops will do ya.
3rd – sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda on top.
4th – take your toothbrush and scrub!
If it’s too runny, add a little more baking soda, it’s too thick, add a little more hydrogen peroxide. You want a nice paste.
Scrub the stain well and then walk away. Let sit for 1/2 hour to 1 hour, then launder as usual.
When it came out, grease was gone and pants were still the lovely coral color I’d initially fallen in love with! Now all they needed was a good pressing. :-)
I call that a happy ending!
* DISCLAIMER: As you can see, using peroxide did not fade my pants. However, if you are concerned about fading, try on an inconspicuous area first to test for color fastness.