Can You Use Degreaser On Clothes?

What is a degreaser?

A degreaser is a solvent-based chemical product that is typically used as a cleaning agent specializing in removing water-insoluble agents. Substances like grease, paint, oil, lubricants, dust, and lubricants can be easily removed by using a degreaser. Degreasers are used in aircraft, automobiles, paint, printing, optics, marine, as well as in domestic cleaning of floors and tiles. Heavy-duty cleaning can be easily done with the application of a degreaser. They are eco-friendly and pose no health hazards for humans as well. 

Is a degreaser safe on fabrics?

We generally tend to use laundry bars to clean our fabrics. But if you are facing a heavy-duty stain, then you might need to rethink your choice of action because heavy-duty stains like oil and grim won’t come off easily with the simple application of a laundry bar. In such situations, a degreaser might be the perfect savior for you.

But not all degreasers are safe for application. Some degreasers may turn out to be highly flammable. So, if you are using it anyway on your fabrics, then you must make sure that you handle it with care. Our research hasn’t found any report that says that degreasers destroy fabrics. So it’s safe to assume that use as long as you follow the safety guidelines on doing your laundry right using degreasers.

What kind of stain does a degreaser remove?

Degreaser is your one-stop solution for all heavy-duty cleaning. Be it rust, oil, paint, grime, lubricants, or any stubborn stain, a degreaser solves it all.

The market is always filled with choices. You go looking for a certain kind of product and you are presented with an array of different choices to choose from. Sometimes, having to pick and choose one special product from a group of similarly functioning products can quite feel like a challenge as well. So the wisest choice of all is to look out for recommendations. And here is our list of three special recommendations that we have for degreasers specifically used for fabrics:

WD-40 Specialist Cleaner and Degreaser

This is a non-flammable, non-aerosol, water-based cleaner and degreaser that are uniquely designed for safe and delicate surfaces. Although it is actually meant to be used for greasy automotive tools and appliances, industrial machines, floors, and equipment, it can also be used for fabrics as well. But using it on electronics and plastics is a big no action. Even with fabrics, you should pay extra attention to following safety guidelines, just to be on the safer side of things.

Elbow Grease All Purpose Degreaser Cleaner Spray

This product is a mix of tough and soft. It is made of a special solvent-free recipe that goes super smooth on soft and colorful fabrics but is also strong enough to clean metal parts as well. This product is vegan friendly but not suitable to be applied on wood. You will find a different use for this product in your house. It can clean kitchen and bathroom tiles, vehicular parts, as well as fabrics, carpets, and plastics.


You will find different types of solution products which can be bought and used depending on where it goes. For example, De-Solv-It Citrus Solution has its best use in fighting against stains at home. Lipstick stains, crayon marks, and sticker remnants solve the problem. And for laundry, there is a De-Solv-It Laundry Saver which removes stains after the cloth is out of the dryer, and a Carpet Cleaner and Odor Remover which can be used on clothing, beddings, and floors. This product is professionally tested for safety standards and it is gentle on soft surfaces, and skin as well.

How do you get grease out of clothes that have been dried?

Grease and oil stains pose a frustrating challenge for laundry. And it takes real patience to deal with these stains because they are so rigid and hard to trace as well. But they can be fixed and here is how you can do it at home easily. Right after the cloth has been washed and dried.

Here is a step-by-step guide for how to get dried grease out of your clothes

  1. Wet the stained area
  2. Apply detergent (with hot water) or degreaser
  3. Scrub brush the stain
  4. Rinse with water
  5. Air dry
  6. Repeat the same until the stain leaves

Can you use a degreaser in the washer?

Yes. You can use a laundry degreaser to wash your laundry along with laundry detergent. If you wash your grimy stained clothes in a washing machine with warm water coupled with detergent and degreaser, you will get instant clean results without involving any extra scrubbing. You may also add a cup of distilled white vinegar to the mix to get some extra clean results.

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