How To Remove Gasoline Stains

Gasoline stains can occur when either drips or spills of gas occur onto your clothes, upholstery or carpet.

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One of the most important considerations when trying to get out these spots and spills is safety, because gasoline is, by its very nature, flammable.

Step by step instructions for removing gasoline stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet, plus safety tips {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

Therefore, not only does the information below give you step by step instructions for gas stain removal, but also states what you should not do, to keep you safe.

In addition, it also focuses on removing the odor these drips and spills leave behind.

For any of the methods listed below it is essential that you do not use heat to remove the stain, such as placing the item in the dryer, until you know the item has all gasoline removed from it.

Gasoline Stain Removal From Denim And Other Clothing

Step 1: Place an absorbent, such as cornstarch or baking soda, onto the spot, and let it set for approximately half an hour, to absorb as much fuel as possible.

Step 2: After this time has elapsed scrape or brush off the absorbent, which has absorbed some of the fuel.

Hint: Depending on the amount of the gasoline spilled you may need to repeat this step until no more is absorbed by the baking soda or cornstarch.

Step 3: Pretreat the stain with a laundry prewash stain remover.

Step 4: Launder in the hottest water the fabric will allow to get out the stain.

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Step 5: Let the clothing air dry while you confirm that the spot has been removed. If it has not, repeat steps 3-4 as needed.

Safety tip: Do not place the clothing into the dryer after washing, because it is difficult to determine while the clothing is wet if all the gas has been removed. If it is not this can pose a fire hazard because of the flammability of this fuel, so just air dry the clothing until you can confirm no gasoline remains.

In addition to a stain, often this causes a smell or odor on the clothing as well. You can read tips for removing both the stains and smells from fabric here.




How To Remove A Gas Stain From Upholstery

Step by step instructions for removing gasoline stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet {on Stain Removal 101}

Step 1: Place an absorbent, such as cornstarch or baking soda, onto the gas spot, and let it set for approximately 15 minutes.

Step 2: Scrape or vacuum up the absorbent, which has absorbed some of the fuel.

Hint: Depending on the amount of the gasoline spilled you may need to repeat this step until no more is absorbed by the baking soda or cornstarch.

Step 3: For the gas still remaining take a clean white cloth and sponge the stain with a dry cleaning solvent.

Hint: First, be sure to test this solvent on an inconspicuous area of the upholstery to make sure it is safe.

Step 4: Next, blot at the stain until the solvent is absorbed.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the stains are removed from the upholstery.

You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.

Removing Gasoline Stains From Carpet

The instructions for removing stains from gasoline from carpet is the same as for upholstery.

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CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.