How Do You Get Kerosene Out of Clothes?

To get kerosene out of clothes, apply dish soap, wash the garment, cover the kerosene with baking soda and wash the item. Next, soak it in diluted vinegar, rinse it, and dry it. This process requires dish detergent, baking soda, vinegar, detergent and a washing machine.

  1. Rub the stain with dish soap

    Saturate the stain with dish soap, and work it into the fabric with your fingers.

  2. Wash the garment

    Put the soapy garment in an empty washing machine, and wash it with very hot water. Do not add laundry detergent. When the washing machine shuts off, inspect the fabric. If some kerosene remains visible, rub more dish soap into the stain, and launder the garment again.

  3. Apply baking soda

    Smell the fabric, and pour baking soda over any areas that smell of kerosene.

  4. Wash and soak the garment

    Return the garment to the washer, add laundry detergent, and start the machine. When the rinse cycle begins, add 2 cups of white vinegar. Wait several seconds, turn the washer off, and soak the garment for two hours.

  5. Rinse the garment

    Restart the washing machine, and complete the rinse cycle.

  6. Dry the garment

    Air dry the garment on a flat surface.