Greasy Dirt Stains on Pants

Updated on March 19, 2010
D.D. asks from Osseo, MN
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Hi Ladies! Okay- yet again I have gotten splashes on my pants from the puddles in the parking lot (Target this time...). My husband gets these as well. There must be some kind of oils or something that mix in because these stains do not come out when washed. Anyone else encounter this? Any ideas on how to get these stains out? Thanks!!

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answers from Tulsa on

I started using something I had not seen before, it is Spray and Wash in an aerosol can, it is for greasy stains, and it takes out everything, even after it has been washed and dried multiple times. I had decided to wear the clothes just for house cleaning and stuff and the stains came out, it was like getting new clothes.

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answers from Houston on

Try treating the spots with a little dishsoap (regular Dawn) and soft toothbrush before laundering in the hottest possible water.

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answers from San Francisco on

Yes dishsoap should get it out. Rub dishsoap on the grease. You can rub the stain from the backside into a towel, but let the dishsoap sit for a while first. It will pull the grease/oil out. It works for cooking oil stains also.

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answers from Des Moines on

Dawn dish washing liquid (original) will get out all forms of grease and oil. Apply and wash in hottest water possible. Dawn has never let me down!



answers from Duluth on

check the inside of your washer lid; usually it will have some kind of key on there for what is what.

what i can think of offhand is rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide.... vinegar?
good luck



answers from Washington DC on

Dip a firm toothbrush in some Amonia and work it into the stain.Rinse with cool water and repeat then launder the garment in cool water as usual. Since you already washed it ,and chances are with warm water, the stain could be set. If the garment went through the dryer the stain may never come out.



answers from Grand Rapids on

I have no idea...but I would love to know. I just spilled bacon grease all over my favorite jeans last week! Ugh! I hope someone has an answer.



answers from Portland on

I pour some of the detergent directly onto the stain and work it in with a brush. I still wash them in cold water and the stains usually come out.



answers from Minneapolis on

Normally I use a Prespot treatment on laundry stains, but for grease stains (and other heavy duty stains) I have found that a cleaner called MelaMagic works really good. It even works on set-in laundry stains. If all else fails, let me know and I can show you were you can buy it.



answers from Madison on

My husband is a flatbed truck driver, so comes home frequently with these types of "mystery" stains all over his clothing. I have found that the best way to remove them is to pour 1 can of Coke in the wash with my regular detergent. It does not break down the fibers in your clothes, but the acid content in that Coke will yank out the oil/grease/dirt on the first try!

Best of luck!

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