One of your kids’ favourite activity is most likely drawing with chalk, right? I mean, we all have done it when we were little, however, there is one huge downfall to this activity – the stains chalk leaves on clothes.
Of course, these stains can be removed and you don’t need to use any fancy cleaners or stain removers. I will teach you the exact steps you need to follow when removing chalk stains from clothing.
If your kid doesn’t only like drawing with the chalk outdoors then you most likely need to know how to remove chalk stains from furniture as well – so I will show you how to do that as well!
How To Remove Chalk Stains From Clothes?
The first thing you need to do is shake the clothing item a bit. You can also brush off the chalk dust with a brush. But remember – do this step outside so that you don’t spread the dust inside your home.
Once you have removed the excess chalk dust you need to treat the stain. You need some rubbing alcohol to do so. Dip a cloth in the alcohol and blot the stained area. Once you are done rinse the clothing item.
By now, the stain should be removed, however, if it still remains – grab your laundry detergent and apply it on the stain. Rub it in with your fingers and let it sit for 10 minutes then wash as usual.
How To Remove Chalk Stains From Upholstery/ Carpet?
Since I have never dealt with chalk stains on carpet or upholstery I wanted to speak to experts before I gave you any advice on removing it. I contacted Carpet Cleaning Liverpool since I have used their services in the past and I know that they are experts in cleaning upholstered furniture and carpets. Here is what they had to tell me:
– Use a vacuum cleaner
In order to remove the excess chalk dust you need to use your vacuum cleaner.
– Grab your liquid soap
Then treat the stain with liquid soap. Start off with mixing a tablespoon of the liquid soap with two cups of cold water then dip a sponge in the mixture and blot the stained area.
– Then rinse the area
Once the stain is fully removed you need to remove the soapy mixture from the fabric. Do that by blotting with a damp cloth.