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How To Get Chapstick Out Of Clothes?

Casually kissing your loved one, and unfortunately, the chapstick stains remain on his collar? Don’t panic if you have tried some hack and it didn’t seem to work!

This article will tell you step by step how to get chapstick out of clothes and quick stips for removing stains from clothing. 

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How To Get Chapstick Out Of Clothes? 

Chapstick or lip balm is a mixture of wax and oil mixed with dye. When the chapstick is swept on our clothes accidentally, it sticks for a very long time. What to do? Follow our three simple steps below, as it will help you remove the chapstick right away!

Step 1: Scrape Off The Chapstick Stains 

Yes, scrape the chapstick off the surface of clothes instead of rubbing it. Scraping off the stains will help prevent the chapstick from embedding further into the fibers. 

To scrape off the chapstick, you can use the edge of a spoon, a dull knife, or an expired credit card. Next, one hand keeps the clothes where the stain is while your other hand holds the dull knife and scrapes over it gently until you see the chapstick gradually fade away.

Step 2: Pretreat With Detergent 

In this step, washing powder needs to be applied. Choose the one with strong effects, like Omo or Tide. First, put a small amount of detergent on the chapstick stain. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Next, use a soft brush to comb on the chapstick stain again and again for 1-2 minutes. And then, let the washing powder rest on the stain for 30 minutes more.

Step 3: Rewash And Check 

Rewash the clothes in hot water, and check whether the chapstick has gone yet. The high temperature helps release the stain better. If you still see the chapstick trace, repeat these steps above again till there is no stain left on your clothes.

Quick Tips To Remove Chapstick Out Of Clothes

It is not difficult to remove chapstick out of clothes. However, sometimes, it might take a lot of time for you to remove it in the right way.

Therefore, in this article, we would suggest quick tips on how to remove the wax stain from your wearing items.  Scroll down to check one by one!

Using Vinegar  

Vinegar is commonly used in cooking. However, it has many useful applications in our daily life such as washing, cleaning things. Today, Vinegar is one of the great tips you should use to remove chapstick dirt.

First, freeze your smeared clothes in the freezer. Then, scrape off the stain with a dull knife. Next, mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid in a bowl. The next stage is placing a white cloth under the stain, then sweep the stain with this mixture using a paper towel.

Finally, wash your clothes with water following the washing instruction from the manufacturer. 

Using Hairspray

If you can’t find any vinegar left in your kitchen, don’t worry! You can replace it with some hairspray to remove the chapstick stains quickly.

After your clothes get stained, don’t be in a hurry! First, slide a dry cloth under the stained place of your clothes. Then, spray a little hairspray over the stain. Don’t spray too much on it! Now, scrub the dirt place gently.

To get the best result, repeat these above steps a few times, and the chapstick will no longer bother you.  

Using Iron 

Chapstick stain is not temperature resistant. Due to this feature, you can use an iron to remove the balm dirt from your clothes easily. Look at the following steps: 

Step 1: Prepare 2 paper sheets. One place on the ironing board, layer the stained area of clothes on it, and layer the second paper sheet over the stained area.  

Step 2: Plug in your iron and adjust the heat at medium regime (do not use the steam regime). Check if the iron gets warmer enough before ironing it over the paper sheet. Next, lift the paper sheet to check whether the chapstick has transferred onto the paper or not. Keep ironing, still, no more stain gets transferred.

Step 3: At the final stage, apply a small amount of laundry detergent on the smeared clothes, rub it gently with your bare hands. Let it rest for a while before rinsing it again with hot water. Some types of fabrics should not be washed with hot water, so be sure that your fabric is not one of those. Now let your clothes get dried, and no more chapstick can be seen. 

Using Fabric Bleach 

Fabric bleach is not so strange to many housewives. In case the waxy stain is persistent, you can wash your clothes with some bleach. If you work on white clothes, take chlorine bleach. Remember to read the bleach instructions carefully to know how much amount of bleach you should use to remove the stain.

Also, this detergent has a very strong and negative effect on your skin. Therefore, you should wear plastic gloves to protect your bare hands while washing.  

Using A Dull Knife, or A Spoon 

In the textile industry, there are types of fabric that are oil/wax resistant. To remove waxy stains on clothes, we would suggest you use a dull knife, or a spoon as a simple trick to scrape off the stain.

All you have to do is repeat the scrubbing several times, then wash the clothes as usual. 

Share With Us Your Stain Removing Tips! 

We hope this article gave you all the needed tricks and tips on getting chapsticks out of clothes. However, check your fabric carefully before applying those methods. If you have more effective stain removing tricks, don’t hesitate to share them with us!

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