How to Launder Workwear

removal of Grease Stains

How to Launder Workwear

Workwear is made to be durable, to be comfortable, to help you get the job done, and it should be made to launder well. It’s a fact of life: work clothes get dirty. Whether you are changing oil in a car, or mopping floors, or cooking in the deep fryer, there are numerous ways for your workwear to attract dirt, grease, grime, etc. Fortunately, Red Kap work wear provides a stain resistant finish on relevant items, such as work pants and work shirts, which helps in the laundering process. Different items of workwear might be recommended for different washes–whether it’s industrial or home. This article will look at how to clean your workwear at home in three easy steps.

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Removing Grease Stains from Workwear

removal of Grease Stains

A How-to Guide on Removing Grease Stains from Workwear:

Removing grease stains from workwear is a common problem for many. Whether you are a chef or mechanic, grease stains happen. So what can you do to remove them? There are a couple different options, depending on your situation. The first, and most basic, is as follows.

1. Removing Stains Grease from Workwear with Presoak

If the grease stain has already been sitting for some time, this is going to be your best option. If you’re a mechanic with Red Kap uniforms, this is for you. Blot the grease stain with a paper towel, being careful not to rub the grease stain into your work pants, work shirts, or coveralls.Keep blotting until no more grease comes out of your workwear. At that point, you will want to use a stain remover item such as Resolve, or Spray ‘n’ Wash. Work the stain remover into the fabric with a brush, and then soak the workwear items for a couple hours before washing. After the presoak, you can wash your work pants, work shirts, and coveralls, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not place workwear items in the dryer when treating grease stains! Allow uniforms to air dry, and then check the grease stains. Repeat the process as needed. If uniforms with grease stains go through the dryer, the heat will set the stains, making them impossible to remove. Continue reading