How do you get CHAPSTICK out of dress shirts?

Savannah - posted on 12/27/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Okay, so my husband left a tube of chapstick in his pants pocket.. and it got washed!!! So now there are grease spots on his two best shirts and I can't get it out! I've tried rubbing them with baking soda, then putting spray-n-wash and then washing them. I looked that solution up on the internet and it did not work!

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get chapstick out of clothes? These shirts were really expensive gifts for his birthday. We couldn't afford them then and we REALLY can't afford to replace them!

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Elaine - posted on 12/27/2009

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You might laugh .But I recieved an E-mail that WD-40 will take out lipstick stains 'removes tomato stains 'loosens stubborn zippers and much more.The main ingredient is Fish Oil. Good luck!!

Karen - posted on 01/25/2012

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There is a grease remover of either Shout or Spray n wash you can get at most grocery stores or Target. We did the same thing with chapstick and it worked great!

Dana - posted on 12/27/2009

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I'm not sure if it will work but, I use Clorox oxy-clean for everything. It's safe on colors too. It has worked for everything so far. Good luck!

Renee - posted on 12/27/2009

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According to the www. chapstick.com website you must use a degreasing hand cleaner first and rinse with hot water. The other solution would be to take them to a dry cleaner and have them pour dry cleaning fluid on the spots. The third method invovlves using a hot iron, blotting paper to melt the wax off and then pouring boiling water though the stains. Since you've already washed them the stains may be set, but I would try at least the first solution given on how to get chapstick out of clothes, according to the instructions on the website.

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Brandi - posted on 12/27/2009

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would recommend dawn dish soap to get chapstick out of clothes. I have also gotten pizza grease out of a shirt once using a mixture of shampoo and toothpaste (NOT THE GEL, the white paste, but be careful not to use the whitening toothpaste)

Cori - posted on 12/27/2009

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try using a wash cloth wet, then iron over the stains... chap stick is like wax and thats how i have always got wax out of furniture and stuff... or you can go to the fabric store and get this stuff called "Grandmas Secret Spot Remover" it always gets stains out of my sons clothes and my husbands!

Sharon - posted on 12/27/2009

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How to get chapstick out of clothes -



rub dish soap into the stains, then wash in the hottest water possible.



You can try lower temp water and if that doesn't work - reapply soap and try again with a higher temp.



But chapstick is easier than crayon to get out

Naima - posted on 12/27/2009

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try sunlight( lemon fresh)(grease fighter) dishwashing liquid especially the one with the yellow container. It may work to get chapstick out of clothes.

Brandi - posted on 12/27/2009

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would recommend dawn dish soap to get chapstick out of clothes. I have also gotten pizza grease out of a shirt once using a mixture of shampoo and toothpaste (NOT THE GEL, the white paste, but be careful not to use the whitening toothpaste)

Sharon - posted on 12/27/2009

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How to get chapstick out of clothes -



rub dish soap into the stains, then wash in the hottest water possible.



You can try lower temp water and if that doesn't work - reapply soap and try again with a higher temp.



But chapstick is easier than crayon to get out

Naima - posted on 12/27/2009

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try sunlight( lemon fresh)(grease fighter) dishwashing liquid especially the one with the yellow container. It may work to get chapstick out of clothes.

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