First, pre-treat the rags with a stain remover or laundry detergent before washing. Second, use hot water and a heavy-duty laundry detergent to remove the toughest grease stains. Finally, ensure you hang the rags to dry thoroughly after washing – otherwise, they may get mildew.
- Oily rags can be washed but should be pre-treated first
- Use hot water and heavy-duty laundry detergent
- Hang to dry thoroughly after washing
The other option you have is a pressure washer. You can use a pressure washer to clean your oily rags – but be sure to use a low-pressure setting, as too much pressure can damage the fabric. Start by wetting down the rag, then apply the detergent.
Hang the rag on a line and move the pressure washer nozzle over the surface of the fabric. Rinse the rag thoroughly afterward to remove any soap residue.
Key Points when using a pressure washer to wash an oily rag
- Use a low-pressure setting on the pressure washer
- Start by wetting down the rag, then applying the detergent
- hang it on a line move the pressure washer nozzle over the surface of the fabric.
- Rinse the rag thoroughly afterwards to remove any soap residue.