How do you get vaseline petroleum jelly out of clothes?

the things kids get into

6 Responses to “How do you get vaseline petroleum jelly out of clothes?”

  1. Destiny Says:

    Petroleum jelly, or Vaseline as it is commonly called, is an oil-based product that can be removed from clothing using this procedure. First, scrape away any excess with a spoon or dull butter knife, being careful to not damage the fabric. Next, wet the stain with isopropyl alcohol and blot the area with a clean white absorbent pad. You will notice the rubbing alcohol breaking down the oil in petroleum jelly. Continue this process until no more residue is visible. Mix a solution of one tablespoon dish washing liquid to one cup warm water, and apply to the stain with a spray bottle. Blot the stain with paper towel to lift the remaining petroleum jelly.

    If the stain persists, spray the area with hydrogen peroxide, and allow to dry. This will break the stain up even further. Use a presoak treatment on the garment, and allow to stand at least 15 minutes, then launder per care label instructions. Dry clean only is best handled by a professional.

    For carpeting, use a spoon to pick up the excess, working from the edge of the stain to the center. Blot up any excess with paper towel. Using a clean white absorbent pad, apply isopropyl alcohol or a good citrus based solvent to the area. Blot up as much of the stain as possible, insuring that you do not over saturate the carpet with the cleaning agent. Rinse with warm water and blot up the excess moisture. If the stain persists, mix a solution of one tablespoon grease cutting dish soap, such as Dawn, with one quart of water. Spray this solution on the area, being sure not to over soak. Allow to stand at least five minutes, and blot up with paper towel. Rinse with warm water and blot dry.

    To remove oil stains from clothing, apply an absorbent compound such as baby powder or cornstarch to the area. allow to stand for at least fifteen minutes, and brush away the powder. Place the garment on paper towel with stain side down. Apply a dry cleaning solvent such as Afta Cleaning Fluid to the stain, and change paper towels frequently as they pick up the oil stain. Spray the stain with a pre-soak cleanser such as Shout, and let stand for at least a half hour. Launder as usual following care label instructions. Goo Gone, a citrus based cleaner, is reported to also work well on removing oil stains from clothing.

    For carpeting, pick up any excess with a spoon. Blot with an absorbent pad to remove remaining residue. Apply a carpet spot remover, following all directions and precautions, with an absorbent pad. Be careful to not soak the carpeting. Blot the stain until all traces of the oil are gone. Mix one tablespoon of a grease cutting liquid dish soap to one quart of water. With a spray bottle, apply this solution to the carpet, and blot until all residue is gone. Rinse with warm water and blot up all excess with paper towels. Make a pad of paper towel, and place over the stain, Weight the paper towel with a heavy object that is non-absorbent, and leave overnight to dry. Vacuum the carpet to restore pile.

    To remove grass stains from washable clothing, make a paste of powdered enzyme laundry detergent, apply to the stain, and let sit in a warm place for at least 30 minutes. Remove the paste, and with an eye dropper, apply a solution of one part white vinegar or ammonia to two parts water. Blot until all traces of stain have been removed. Rinse in cool water, and launder per care label instructions. For non washable items, apply a pre-treatment such as Shout to the stain. Allow to stand for at least 15 minutes. With an eyedropper, apply a solution of one part white vinegar or household ammonia to two parts cool water. Blot until stain is removed. Rinse with warm water and allow to dry. If stain persists, seek the help of a dry cleaning professional, and be sure to identify the stain to them for treatment.

    On carpeting, gently sponge the area with a dry cleaning solution such as Afta Cleaning Fluid. Apply a dry spotter to the stain and place an absorbent pad dampened with the dry spotter over the stain. Allow the pad to remain as long as the stain is being picked up, insuring that the pad stays moist during the process. when all residue is picked up, flush with the dry cleaning solvent and allow to dry. Repeat as necessary.

    Almost any stain can be removed if the proper cleaning agent and procedure is used. Remember that not all stains can be successfully removed, even with the proper procedures. If in doubt on any stain, seek the care of a dry cleaning professional or a carpet cleaning specialist.

    Great tough question!

  2. greg x Says:

    dawn dish soap and hot water

  3. Dreamweaver Says:

    Try dampening fabric and rubbing in ordinary sugar. Then laundering.

  4. (:♥TayLee♥:) Says:

    Apply some Dawn dish liquid directly to the stain & wash in the hottest water safe for the material…

  5. Lily S Says:

    Dawn dish soap is the best shot to get them out.

    Use the Original blue one.

    It’s what the environmentalists use on sea animals and birds when there is an oil spill. Painters use it to clean there paint brushes too by the way because even latex paint has a bit of alkyd in it.

  6. Karen D Says:

    Well how about you wash them with dishwashing liquid and then u can see if it comes out or mabey you can bleach them depends on which one they are but i hope you can get out the vasaline and hope you didnt get them on ur dress shirt so i hope u have a wonderful time ok bye bye