How to Get Gasoline Out Of Clothes
Gasoline is a very strong chemical that can stain anything it touches, even concrete. Getting the gasoline on your clothes and trying to get it out is a nightmare. You might be tempted to get rid of the clothes, but this article will try to save you the worry and extra money by helping you get the gasoline out of the clothes.
Things You Will Needed
- Large Container
- Baking Soda
- Dawn Dish Soap
- Scrub Brush
- Essential Oil
The Process To Get The Gasoline Out Of Your Clothes
Below is the step-by-step process you need to take in order to try and save your clothes that got gasoline on it.
Step 1. Remove Excess Gasoline
The first step you should take is by removing excessive gasoline that will be on the clothes. This will prevent you from spreading it even more when you soak the clothes. If the gasoline stays for more than a few hours on the fabric, it will eventually burn through it which will. To absorb the excess gasoline use a piece of paper towel and lightly press the area with the gasoline stain. If the paper towel alone isn’t absorbing enough, sprinkle some baking soda on the stain and leave it for 10 minutes, then use the paper towel on it again.
Step 2. Soak The Clothes
Since you have gotten the majority of the excess gasoline out of the clothes. You can now soak the fabric in a large container. You will need to fill it with warm water enough so that the enter shirt or pants can be submerged. Add 3 tablespoons of dawn dish soap and 1/4 cup white vinegar or less. Leave the clothes in the water for 2 to 3 hours. Once the time is up, use a scrub brush and brush the area until you see the stain mark going away.
Step 3. Rinse The Clothes Separately From Others
The fabric will need to be hand rinsed so that the water that comes out of it doesn’t mix with other laundry and give it a gasoline smell and stain. You should not wash the clothes in the washing machine because the gasoline smell will be let in it. If you have more than one piece of clothes with gasoline on it, you can soak them together if the color doesn’t run out onto the other. ( some clothes dye will run out when it is soaked with water)
Step 4. Air Dry The Clothes
The worse thing you can do is to dry the clothes in your dryer that had gasoline on it. Dryers normally heat up to a very hot temperature and have small fabric trapped in the filter. This is a recipe to start a fire, hot temperature, dry fabric, and gasoline. Air-dry the clothes outside or in your bathroom, wherever it will get enough air to dry. If the clothes dry and still has a gasoline smell to it, follow the method below.
How to Get Gasoline Smell Out Of Clothes
If you follow the method above and your clothes still have a gasoline smell to it. You can buy your favorite essential oil and add 20 drops of it to a large enough container filled with water. Leave the clothes in it for a few hours and let it air dry again. The essential oil will cover up the gasoline smell in the fabric.