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How do you remove petrol from fabric?

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Removing petrol from fabric is a process that can take up to an hour to complete, in addition to regular washing time. To complete the job, you need a clean cloth, water, a washing machine, baking soda, a stain removing stick and dish soap.

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  1. Blot away any excess petrol

    Examine your fabric to see exactly where the petrol stains are. With a clean cloth, blot the fabric on the stained areas. Do this until you cannot blot away any more of the excess petrol.

  2. Apply baking soda to the stain

    Sprinkle baking soda directly onto the stained areas of the fabric. Give the baking soda several minutes to soak before removing it from the fabric.

  3. Clean the fabric with dish soap and hot water

    Apply liquid dish soap directly to the stain, and let it sit for approximately five minutes. Fill your sink with hot water, and submerge all of the fabric in the sink. Let it soak for half an hour.

  4. Use a baking soda paste

    Remove the fabric from the sink, and lay it out flat. With a few drops of water and some baking soda, create a baking soda paste. Rub this paste across any stained areas, and wait for the fabric to dry. Brush off the dried paste.

  5. Rub the stain with a stain removing stick and wash

    Rub a stain removing stick onto the fabric. Allow the remover to sit on the fabric for five minutes. In your washing machine, run the fabric through a single normal wash cycle with hot water.

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