Every kid loves to play with chalk. Who could not remember spending an afternoon and drawing unicorns and dinosaurs outside? No one has gone through childhood and not enjoy sketching figures with chalks especially the colored ones. However, removing chalk stains from clothes is not as fun. It could get really tough to remove especially the colored ones. It can be a stubborn stain to remove from any fabric.
Unlike other stains, chalk stains should not be soaked in water. Instead, try to brush, shake or vacuum as much of the chalk as possible. Wetting chalk stains can make the stain worse. Water will smear the chalk stain and spread it further. Thus, it would be impossible to remove.
To remove tough chalk stains, follow the following easy steps below.
Shake or lightly brush off the chalk from the fabric. Use an old tooth brush or any type of brush and take out the chalk. Make sure the garment is dry as well. If you don’t have a brush, shake off the chalk or dust it like erasers.
Preteat the stain. Once you can no longer see chalk dusts coming off the garment, apply a stain removal formula. Use a laundry prewash stain remover. Spray it on the stained area and let it sit until the stain goes away.
Put the garment in the washer. Launder the garment in the washer. Use the hottest water the fabric can handle. It is up to you if you want to use bleach but I highly recommend that you don’t. There are plenty of concentrated baby detergents that can take out the stains in just a normal cycle. I don’t recommend using bleach because it may be harmful to you and your child.
If the stain is very stubborn, sponge the stained area with rubbing alcohol. Wash the garment again after the stain is removed entirely. Rubbing alcohol is a natural stain remover effective to remove chalk stains.