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Did You Know You Could Use Chalk To Clean Grease Stains?

Here's why you should always keep some chalk inside your home

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Anyone who regularly cooks at home would know that spills and splatters often, if not always, happen. Whether you get raw egg or sauce on your clothes or kitchen surfaces, these occurrences can never be helped—so it’s important to know how to clean them up as well.

However, one kind of stain that may be quite tricky to eliminate is grease stains, especially on clothes. Aside from affecting different kinds of materials, it also easily penetrates fabrics. Thankfully, getting rid of grease stains isn’t as tough as you may think, as long as you treat them immediately. Apart from dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent, there’s another simple item that you can use to erase grease stains—chalk!


Plain white chalk (the kind used to write on blackboards) is very absorbent, so it’s able to dry up grease stains and make them easier to wash off. There are only three steps you need to do to use this simple technique:

  • Using a piece of tissue or paper towel, remove any excess food or oil from the garment.
  • Rub chalk on the stain, making sure to cover it completely. After you’ve done this, let the chalk sit for a few minutes, to allow it to really absorb the oil.
  • Brush off the chalk, then apply a small portion of detergent on the spot before laundering it the way you normally do.



Aside from grease stains, you can also use this easy hack to get rid of other unpleasant marks, like lipstick and around-the-collar stains. However, one final reminder to remember: make sure to use white chalk, because colored chalk usually contains wax and coloring that can only make cleaning your clothes more difficult. Now, don’t forget to keep chalk in easy access inside your home!

Source: Apartment Therapy

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