Removing Egg Stains

by Amy Gordon
(last updated January 28, 2013)

2

Eggs are great for baking, and a runny egg can taste great on toast, but egg on your clothes is not so great. Dried eggs can prove difficult to get out of the fabric of your clothes. Here are a couple of steps you should take to prevent a permanent mark on your shirt or pants, or to clean up egg spilled on your carpet or couch.

Start by removing as much of the egg as you can without water. Scrape away any egg that has dried on top of the fabric by gently running a dull edge over the stain. Sponge away any wet egg.

Once you have removed any excess egg, dab water onto both sides of the fabric with a wet cloth or sponge. This should loosen the egg from the fibers a bit. If the egg stain is old, it might help to rub in some liquid laundry detergent or a paste of dry laundry detergent mixed with water. If the egg is on a shirt, soak it in cool water for up to half an hour. While the shirt is soaking, you should try rubbing or scraping more of the egg away.

Once the shirt has soaked for half an hour, remove it from the sink and run cold water through the back of the stain to try to get more of it out. Rub some liquid laundry detergent or dish soap into the stain and leave a layer of detergent on top of the stain. Let the detergent sit for five minutes, then rinse and rub. Soak the garment in cold water until the stain is well rinsed and wet, and then launder it normally with your other clothes.

If your clothes are colorfast, try blotting the stain with solutions, alternating liquid detergent mixed with water and ammonia mixed with water.

If you have egg on your carpet or upholstery, scrape or blot away as much of the stain as possible with a butter knife and some paper towels. Spray cold water on the stain, and blot again. Apply carpet shampoo to any remaining stain, and allow the carpet or couch to completely dry. Once the area is dry, vacuum the egg up.

Another method you could try is to freeze the egg, then hit the stain with something hard, such as a knife handle, to break it up. Then just vacuum up the egg flakes.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

MORE FROM AMY

Make a Checklist for Cleaning Chores

Making a checklist will help to give you a sense of accomplishment when you get things done. It will help you to remain ...

Discover More

Remove Heavy-Duty Stains on Stainless Steel

Here are two methods for removing stains from so-called stainless steel. You can remove most stains with a mixture of ammonia ...

Discover More

Clean an Oven Spill Quickly

Oven spills can be difficult or impossible to clean up, especially since they usually get several chances to bake into the ...

Discover More

Keep Your Hardwood Floors Like New Bona's hardwood floor cleaner is the #1 choice of professionals. The no-residue formula is specially designed to be safe for floors, families, and the environment. Check out Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner Refill today!

More Cleaning Tips

Removing Soot Stains

Soot stains are best removed by first vacuuming off the excess soot. Next, dab the area with stain remover or liquid ...

Discover More

Removing Hair Dye Stains

Hair dye can easily stain both skin and clothing. To prevent these stains, wear old clothing and spread petroleum jelly on ...

Discover More

Removing Coffee Stains

Stains from coffee are some of the easiest food stains to obtain and often are the hardest to remove. These four simple ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is four less than 6?

2016-04-11 13:29:09

Eddie

Hi, my egg stained shirt has already been washed in error at 60 degrees... Any ideas on how it can be removed?
Thanks!


2013-01-28 11:46:59

Julia

I always soak dishes and utensils that have egg residue. Scrub with a brush before putting in dishwasher because they will usually sit a long time there. Never any problems. Dishwasher will not remove dried on egg


Newest Tips
Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.