A Few Laundry Tips for Your Red Kap Workwear
When you work around cars, grease stains are bound to happen. That’s why it’s important to know how to treat your Red Kap workwear to keep it looking sharp and professional. Red Kap garments are designed to keep your comfortable and professional on the job, but it’s helpful to have a few tips in your back pocket when it’s time to scrub the grease out of your SP14 or CT10. (That’s your favorite work shirt or coveralls, in case you weren’t sure.) While many of our customers might employ a laundry service, we’ve found that a good number do their own laundry. Try these handy tips next time you’re facing a frustrating grease or oil stain on your work clothes.
Grease stains and oil stains can happen in an instant, and they can be really hard to get rid of. Red Kap is known for being a leading brand in the automotive industry, so you know we’ve seen our fair share of oil and grease stains. We also sell some chef apparel, so we know that the chefs and line cooks out there are getting oil stains from a number of places, including the deep fryer and spilled salad dressing.
One of the simplest and most effective methods for oil and grease stain removal is to use a quality stain remover such as Resolve or Spray ‘n Wash. If you have one of those on hand, go ahead and blot the stain with a paper towel to remove excess grease, and then apply the stain remover. If you don’t have a stain remover at the ready, you can also try dish soap. Dish soap is something you’re sure to have on hand around the house, and what does it advertise directly on the bottle? “Tough on grease,” or something to that tune. Simply pour a little dish soap directly onto the stain, and rub the soap into the fabric. Go ahead and launder your Red Kap garment as you would normally, and see if the dish soap did the trick. If not, try this simple tip next. Baby powder is another item you might have somewhere in your home, and it’s worth a try on a tough grease spot! Simply sprinkle a little of the powder into your hand, and use a cotton ball to apply it to the stain. If the stain is pretty large, you could shake the bottle directly onto the fabric. Dab at the stain, allowing the baby powder to do its job, and then brush off, or shake out, any extra baby powder on the shirt. Wash as you normally would, and then check the stain. Hopefully one of these simple remedies will the trick in a pinch! However, keep in mind that you should never put your Red Kap garment in the dryer until you are sure the stain has been removed. A dryer’s heat will set the stain, making it next to impossible to remove. Simply treat the stain, wash as directed, and hang to dry.
When washing your Red Kap workwear, try the above tips for cleaning up grease and oil stains on your uniforms!