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Dry Up Grease Stains with Plain White Chalk

I was popping around on pinterest one day, and came accross this:

Dry Up Grease Stains with Plain White Chalk

I have not tried this yet, as I haven’t gotten a recent grease stain.. nor do I own any chalk. But I thought this was a seriously sweet idea!

I will quote from the page:

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.

It might sound silly, but it’s worked wonders for everything from lipstick to bacon grease and even though our laundry area is on prominent display, we still keep it out in case disaster (or in our case, Murphy’s Law) strikes!

As stated on the page, you can also use  any white, absorbing powder—baking soda or corn starch! ( I would assume that the colored chalk for the kids would be not an option.)

As a caution, this was at the end:

 Just make sure you’ve got it ready at all times, because once that stain sets, no amount of chalk will save you.

I can’t wait to try this! As I don’t have chalk on hand, I do have corn starch!

If you try this, or have tried it out, please let me know how it went!


    • says

      I’ve learned about dawn being a great stain remover, yet it doesn’t work on grease that well. So when I saw this I was like OH YES! This is a VERY handy idea! :) Can’t wait to try it myself. :)

  1. Mom says

    Sounds like a neat idea. If I try it before you do I will let you know. :O) I think I have a white chalk in with the colored chalk here. :O)

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