Battle That Oily Stain With A Stick Of Chalk

November 28, 2018

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There are a lot of ways to get out food stains, such as red wine or coffee. But for greasy stains, like melted butter, you're usually left with little options. Until now. Next time you find yourself with an oil splatter or greasy stain on your favorite top, try pre-treating with a little chalk instead. Yep, the same chalk teachers used to use to show you now to solve fractions happens to be ultra-absorbent, and therefore, a must-have in your laundry room. However you'll have to search out pure chalk as many varieties contain wax or coloring, which is why it's best to stick with plain, old white blackboard chalk rather than sidewalk chalk. As with many stains, being quick in applying the pre-treatment is essential. After the stain occurs, remove any excess food and oil from the garment with a clean paper towel or cloth. Gently rub the stick of chalk to cover the entire stain and allow it a few minutes to absorb the oil. Like any other stain, you will want to wash the soiled item as soon as possible. Before you toss your oil-stained item in the laundry, rub the spot with a little stain remover or laundry detergent like you would normally. Then run a load of laundry set to hot, and voila! Your oily spot should be gone.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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