How to Remove Chalk Stains

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Drawing with chalk is a wonderful way for a child to expressive his creative side while passing the time. Chalk is typically used on cement and pavement, and it easily washes off these surfaces with the next rainfall. Chalk leaves behind a powdery residue that can stain clothing, carpet and various other surfaces. Unlike markers and crayons, chalk stains are generally removable. Remove chalk stains as soon as possible and prior to laundering.

Things You'll Need

  • Cloths
  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Water
  • Mild dish-washing liquid
  • Vacuum

Clothing

  • Brush off surface chalk with a dry cloth.

  • Fold several paper towels in half and lay on a flat surface. Lay the garment on top of the paper towels with the stain facing down.

  • Saturate a cloth with rubbing alcohol. Dab the back of the stain several times with the saturated cloth.

  • Rinse the area with a clean damp cloth.

  • Create a sudsy mixture of 2 cups cool water and 1 tbsp. of a mild dish-washing liquid.

  • Saturate a clean cloth in the mixture. Rub the chalk stain with the cloth until the stain is gone.

  • Launder the garment as you normally would.

Carpet

  • Remove as much chalk as possible with your vacuum.

  • Create a solution of 2 cups warm water and 1 tbsp. of a mild dish-washing liquid.

  • Saturate a clean cloth in the solution.

  • Blot the chalk stain with the cloth until the stain is gone.

  • Wipe the area clean with a damp cloth. Allow the carpet to air dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Test the stain removal method on an inconspicuous area. If damage occurs discontinue use.

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References

  • Photo Credit sidewalk chalk image by Jeffrey Sinnock from Fotolia.com
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