I put on my brand-new new-favorite shirt this morning, fresh out of the laundry. While washing my face, I noticed a wet spot on the front but figured it would dry before I got to work. At work, it's still there and I now realize that it's a grease stain. A grease stain that's been through the washer & dryer. I have no idea how this happened; obviously I'd have treated it if I knew about it before washing, but what's done is done. What to do now? Toss the shirt? Can I save it somehow? Soak the whole shirt in canola oil so it becomes equally stained all over?
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Try a stick stain remover. It's a bit more powerful than the spray ones. That is my go to. If that doesn't work...not sure what else to do.
Amazon.com: Delta Carbona Lp 401/24 Fat & Cooking Oil Stain Devils Spot Remover for Fabrics 1.7 Oz.: Home & Kitchen
I used this brand for pen removal on my uniform and it's fantastic. Even though I bought hte wrong kind.
I've heard of putting chalk on the spot, but not sure if that only works if you catch it before you wash?
dawn dish soap works every time
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I swear by Dawn, too. I had a grease spot on a shirt, and it had been washed and tried a couple of times. I kind of forgot about it for several months since it's a cool weather shirt. I finally figured it was worth a shot to try to get the spot out, so I put some Dawn on it, let it sit about 30 minutes, and washed it as I normally would. Incredibly the spot was gone!
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