How to Get Food Grease Out of Nylon

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How to Get Food Grease Out of Nylon
Certain types of foods are more likely to leave a grease stain. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Nylon is a type of synthetic fabric that is most often used to make various items of clothing. It's a fairly strong and durable fabric that can take quite a beating in terms of wear and tear. However, this does not mean that it can resist things like a food grease stain. If you find a food grease stain on an item of nylon clothing, working fast and using appropriate cleaning strategies can help save the clothing and remove the stain for good.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Dish-washing detergent
  • Cloth
  • Ammonia
  • Washing powder

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  1. 1

    Pour grease-cutting dish-washing detergent onto the food grease stain on the nylon. Using it directly will help fight the grease stain immediately.

  2. 2

    Let the grease-cutting detergent stay directly on the food grease for about five minutes. This allows the detergent to start breaking down the grease stain.

  3. 3

    Rinse the nylon thoroughly with cool water. Let it dry naturally and check the stain. If you can still see it, continue.

  4. 4

    Add some ammonia to a cloth and blot the food grease stain. This can be an effective pre-treatment before washing the nylon in your laundry machine. Let it sit for five minutes.

  5. 5

    Add a cap full of regular detergent to the washing machine. Wash the nylon clothing as you normally would. Let it air-dry and check to be sure the grease stain is completely removed. Putting the nylon in the dryer can set the stain permanently.

Tips and warnings

  • If you use ammonia as a pre-treatment for your nylon fabric, do not put bleach in the wash. When you mix ammonia and bleach, the result is a toxic and very dangerous gas.

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