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Dry Up Grease Stains with Plain White Chalk

We've showed you how to get out tough stains and even make your own detergent, but oil and grease stains are notorious for lingering after washing. Next time you spill salad dressing on yourself, just rub it with chalk for quick absorption.
  • Tracy Stewart

    Dry Up Grease Stains with Plain White Chalk Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, instead we turn to our old school friend - white chalk. Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.

  • Lynn Bandsuh

    Use Chalk to remove greasy stains from clothes. Need to remember this ... so many clothes I thought were ruined... Chalk will remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub the stain with chalk, then toss in the wash as normal.

  • Betsy Dargan

    GREASE STAIN FIX??? uhh yeah! I've got to remember this: Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, turn to white chalk. Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash. It might sound silly, but it's worked wonders for everything from lipstick to bacon grease.

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Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.

Chalk will remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub the stain with chalk, then toss in the wash as normal.

Sweat stain remover. - I wonder if this would get the sweat stains off of Collin's pillow case....

To get stains out "[pre-treat] with a solution of 3 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 tablespoons liquid detergent and 1 liter warm water.  Rub the solution into the stain, then blot it dry before washing."  After pre-treating the stain wash as normal.  This is a great tip for not only getting to keep some of your favorite clothes, but also saving money on expensive stain removers!

Chalk will remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub the stain with chalk. . .then toss in the wash as normal.

Use Chalk to Get Rid of Grease Stains -Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat stains, use white chalk instead. Simply rub it on greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash. It works wonders for everything from lipstick to bacon grease.

How to Remove Grease Stains from Clothes

**Grease stain removal** Put dish soap w/oxy on the stains & rub in to the fabric. Let it soak in hot water for 15 min. Wash as normal & let it air dry (in case the stains didn't come out). If the grease stain is still there after washing and drying, you'll need to "reactivate" the grease stain by spraying it with WD 40 (sounds counter intuitive, right?), then putting Dawn soap on it, let it sit for a few minutes, rub the spot with an old toothbrush and then wash. Comes right out.

How To Remove Grease Stains — Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn. Use dish soap, such as Dawn (not the "natural" ones).

Need to remember this ... so many clothes I thought were ruined... Chalk will remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub the stain with chalk, then toss in the wash as normal. - Click image to find more diy & crafts Pinterest pins