My new favorite pants couldn't have this sad fate, even when I noticed a dime-sized grease spot on the front of the thigh area. I did some internet research on if grease spots can come out, and found the Dawn solution. I got a bottle (I actually use Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Lemon Verbena for dishes), squirted a dollop on, brushed it in gently with a new soft-bristled toothbrush, and let it set. Then squirted a little more on. The pants set for about twenty minutes, then I threw them in the wash with a load of laundry, and they came out greaseless.
I think the more times you have washed a garment post-stain, the less likely this is to work, but it is most definitely worth a try.
If you ride a bicycle, Dawn is also known to be a good bike wash (again, the grease-cutting goodness).
-- Leslie Anne Wiggins
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