The Easy Way to Remove Grease From Fabric

Grease is attracted to me like moths are to porch lights. I don't know how it happens, but it seems every time I buy a new piece of clothing, within a wear or two, a grease stain appears on it. (The most likely culprit is food, but I do wear an apron when cooking and I don't think I'm that much of a slob when I eat!) Since I have a teeny tiny budget for my wardrobe, this is not a happy thing. In the past, I've had to relegate many new clothes to the "garden work" drawer of my dresser, because I just couldn't get the grease stains out. But no longer!

Last weekend I learned a neat trick. It is a

super easy, 
super cheap, 
super effective 

way to remove grease stains from fabric. All you need is an ordinary piece of white chalk.

How to Easily Remove Grease Stains with Chalk

1. Grab the piece of clothing or other fabric and lay it on a clean, hard surface - like a table.

2. Grab a piece of chalk. In my case, I used my children's sidewalk chalk. It must be white. Thoroughly color over the grease stain with the chalk.

3. Brush the chalk off of the fabric. An old toothbrush helps with this, but you can just use your hands, too.

4. If the grease stain isn't completely gone, repeat steps 2 and 3.

5. Viola! The grease is GONE!

To help remove any last bits of chalk, I ran the formerly grease-stained area under cool water and let the garment dry.

I love simple, easy ways to take care of stains. Don't you?

1 comment

  1. Wow. Will definitely be trying that! I also seem to end up with grease stains on everything I wear! I can't ever remember to wear my apron. LOL Anyway, I tried powder once, but I'm sure it meant baby powder, not compact powder. I just ended up with a "buff beige" stain. Ha