Runny, gooey eggs may be called for in many baking recipes, but they are certainly no treat on your clothes. Dried egg stains can be especially problematic to remove. The following steps will help you get rid of an egg mess on your clothing.
Time Required: 20-30 minutes
- Use a dull knife or a spoon to remove as much of the egg residue as you can. Trust me, this will make your job much easier. Use a clean absorbent cloth to dab the rest of the stained area to absorb any egg residue.
- To help loosen the egg stain, try to sponge cool water onto the front and back of the fabric. This will allow the water to soak in and loosen the egg.
- If the stain is dried and crusted onto the fabric you may need to rub some liquid laundry detergent gently onto the stained area. This thick crusty egg has to be dissolved a little to be able to remove the parts attached to the fabric.
- Soak the egg stain in cold water, occasionally rubbing between your fingers, until the stain starts to soften and break down. Rinse the clothing well. I recommend soaking for at least 15-30 minutes. Some egg stains may need to be soaked longer.
- Egg is a tricky stain. So after soaking check the fabric to make sure that it has thoroughly been removed. It may be a good idea to let the clothing air dry to make sure that a ghostly yellowish residue doesn't remain when dry. Repeat the steps above before drying to make sure that all of the stain is removed.
- Wash according to the clothing instructions. Check the stained area again after washing to make sure there is no egg stain left before drying in the dryer.
- Soaking is the key to removing dried in egg stains. Don't be afraid to let the fabric soak for up to 30-45 minutes for tough stains.
What You Need
- Dull knife or spoon
- Clean absorbent cloth
- Cool water
- Liquid laundry detergent