Christine has shared this tip for how she uses Lestoil.
I wanted to share a stain removal tip that I learned from a friend.
Having four kids, it is quite common to take a piece of clothing out of the dryer only to find a grease spot on it. I used to throw things away when that happened until my friend told me about Lestoil.
You find it in the cleaner section in the store.
Put a dab of that on the spot, let it sit a few minutes, and then wash the article again. It has worked every time!
It is a petroleum based product, so it has a strong smell, but it works and has saved me many an outfit!
Thanks Christine for sharing your tip for how you use Lestoil.
I have several kids myself, and they do seem to be notorious for throwing things in the wash without bothering to mention (or even notice) that they have a stain on them.
Once a grease or oil stain has gone through the dryer it is soooo much harder to get out. I'm glad you've found something that works for you to deal with these stains, even then.
Diesel Mechanic Grease Stains Removed With Lestoil
Laura shared how she uses this product in her home.
My man is a mobile diesel mechanic.....so I deal with the grime from him rolling around in the dirt along side the interstates, plus all the grease build up on his clothes and the diesel smell is a whole different story.
I have tried a number of degreasers.....Lestoil is the only product that works.
I fill the washer up with water and 1 cup of this stuff and let his uniforms soak over night. The water is completely black in the morning before I even turn the machine on.
Nothing else even comes close to the clean I get from Lestoil.
Thanks for your review Laura, and explaining how you use it!
I debated about where to put this tip, and finally shared it on the removing makeup stains page, so click that link for full details of how she used it, but I wanted to make sure you knew about it here as well!
Restaurant Manager Recommends Lestoil And BIZ For Keeping Uniforms Clean
My daughter got a job as a server in a restaurant for the summer.
When the manager distributed the uniforms she told her that she must have a clean uniform each day she comes to work. It must be the times since I could not imagine wearing the same uniform with stains two days in a row, and deal with the public!
The process basically consists of pretreating the greasy stains with Lestoil, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then depending on the amount of other stains either presoak with BIZ, then wash, or do a direct wash with the BIZ.
In addition a good quality detergent must be used.
Lestoil is terrific in getting out any kind of grease stains whether they be petroleum based oil stains from the car or greasy food stains like hamburger grease, pizza, etc.
I also use it to sponge perspiration stains on shirts before washing.
Since you very rarely see this product mentioned in the media it is usually discovered by word of mouth, and normally you find that someone's grandmother used it and passed along the tip.
My neighbor told me that she used it to get grease stains out of her husband's factory uniforms, otherwise I would never have known about it.
As others have noted on your website it is especially handy for someone who works in a restaurant and/or has kids that are getting into everything.
This is my exact situation as I am always getting some greasy mess on my uniforms, and of course it is only natural for the kids to drop some greasy food on their clothes, for that matter some of the adults are just as bad!
For greasy stains Lestoil is better than any of the pretreaters I have tried. All of my co workers now use it as well.
For the rest of my laundry stains (and I have plenty of them) I depend on Oxi Clean or Biz as an addition to my detergent (usually ERA or Wisk).
Once you find the right combination of products that work it would be ridiculous to switch.
Sometimes it is hard to find, and it is only sold at limited locations. My daughter lives in South Carolina and wants to use it but it is impossible to find it there.
Please please don't ever stop making it, I'd be lost!
Thanks Pam for sharing how you use Lestoil throughout your home. I'm glad you shared some additional uses, because the other reviewers have mainly shared how to use it in the laundry.
I agree, it can be hard to find in stores. However, it is available online, at such places like Amazon (see the link below).
I would love to hear from even more people about how they use this product throughout their home, and how it works for them. You can share your house cleaning supplies review here, for this or any other product, telling me what you like about it, how you use it, or anything else you want to share about it.
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