These stains can be difficult to remove. In fact, they may just be some of the hardest to get rid of. Grease stains are easy to come by, but hard to get out. There are many different types of grease stains out there and seems they love to just stick onto things, particularly your fabrics. Corn starch is dirt cheap, and while most of us have only ever used it for cooking, it’s great for cleaning up some of the nastier spills and stains we come across from day to day, including grease stains. Here are some tips using cornstarch to help you get rid of stubborn and unwanted grease stains that you may encounter.

CORNSTARCH FOR GREASE STAINSCORNSTARCH + DISHSOAP

Lay your stained item on a flat surface and liberally sprinkle cornstarch over the stain. Let that soak in for at least 30 minutes. Better if you keep it longer. Next, rub dish soap into the stain, using fingers or a brush. Finally, wash using the directions on the care label.

CORNSTARCH + LIWUID SOAP/CASTILE SOAP

Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of liquid soap or castile soap. Mix it properly and place over the grease stain. Let it sit for an hour. Put few drops of liquid soap over it and massage for few minutes. Wash like you regularly wash the item. Air dry.

SPRINKLING CORNSTARCH

As soon as you’re able, pour a small amount of cornstarch all over the fresh grease stains on your clothing. The cornstarch is fine enough that it will fill in the crevices between the fibres, and absorb the grease. Leave the cornstarch to ‘soak’ for 10-15 minutes, and then brush it off. If the grease is still faintly visible, toss it in the washing machine under cold water.