Cleaning oil/grease work stains

Cecile - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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What do you ladies and gents use to remove those stains? Have you ever tried using Solu-Mel? It is a tea-tree based product that takes everything off.
Anything others?

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Holly - posted on 01/31/2010

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I use Dawn with a little bit of the blue Pine Sol in it .... Coke works great too depending whats on it ... I also do a rinse after with Dawn in it to clean the washer out afterwards ... works wonders

Angela E. - posted on 01/26/2010

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Solumel works great as well I have started using a lil Dawn dishwashing soap in the loads with my daughters clothes, after the washer fills before you put the clothes in & it seems to be helping alot with her clothes. But do not put it directly on the clothes for some reason it wants to leave a dark grey mark.

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Emily - posted on 02/03/2010

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If you use hand cleaner (like what your husband probably uses at work) it helps get the stains out. Just rub it on the stains, let it soak in for a while, then wash it with your detergent and baking soda and/or Borax, and it should help get the stains out. That's what has always worked best for me!

Cecile - posted on 02/02/2010

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You get Solu-Mel online. It is from a range of laundry, soap, shampoo etc that are tea-tree oil-based. Environmentally-friendly, no bleach, no ammonia, no phosphates. Not tested on animals. No formaldehyde like a lot of things, so it is safer for your family. And best of all, cheaper.

Shannon - posted on 02/02/2010

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Where do you find the Solu-mel? My hubby's cloths are cakes in oil base mud, and its getting all over my washer and his clothes never really come out clean.

Autumn - posted on 01/30/2010

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Dawn does work great; I have also used soda ash (that my husband brought home from the rig), But i have found that pouring a can of coca cola in with the laundry works the best on rig clothes.

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