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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.

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.

Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, 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.

  • Darla Welchel

    Cornmeal works better. I've tried both. Just a pinch of cornmeal on a stain, rub it in and let it set; shake out before washing.

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

looks like fun.......How to Remove Stains, vintage pamphlet

Gebruik krijt om vetvlekken te verwijderen uit kleding. Gewoon wit krijt wrijven op het getroffen gebied en was als normaal. De kalk zal het vet absorberen en worden weggespoeld in de cyclus.

stain removers...I cant wait to try some of the others. The shower cleaner is miraculous for removing soap scum without harsh chemicals, which incidentally dont work as well anyway!

  • Pamela

    Wow, I will sure be trying these recipes!!

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