How to Remove a Chapstick Stain

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Things You'll Need

  • Kitchen knife (optional)

  • Goo Gone

Remove a Chapstick Stain

It's bound to happen at some point, the Chapstick you need to have with you all of the time gets left in your pocket. Into the washer it goes with your shirt, it is then moved on to the dryer. Retrieving your clothes you notice the empty Chapstick container and clothes that now seem ruined. The little Chapstick grease spots that riddle your clothing can be removed with a little tender loving care.


Step 1

Remove any Chapstick surface staining from the clothing. If there is any noticeable Chapstick residue, then scrape as much of it off as possible using your fingernail or a standard kitchen knife.

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Step 2

Spot test the article of clothing with Goo Gone. This is done by taking an area of the clothing that is not visible to the human eye and rubbing a small amount of the Goo Gone on the clothing. Wait five minutes and see if any abnormal discoloration has occurred.

Step 3

Apply the Goo Gone onto the stained areas and rub it in. Let it sit for about ten minutes.

Step 4

Wash the clothing items in the hottest water that is recommended on the articles care label.


Step 5

Check the clothing items for Chapstick stains before putting them into the dryer. This is to ensure that all of the stains have been removed. If stains remain, retreating them may be necessary.

Step 6

Dry the clothes as usual in the dryer when all the Chapstick stains have been removed.


Always perform the spot test before using any cleaner on clothing. This can prevent further damage to the clothes.


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