How do you get a Vaseline (regular) stain out of clothing? I would like to know what pre-treatment is necessary before washing.
Wendy from Georgia
By Wendy Nowell
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By Noor Y. (Guest Post)01/28/2009
I have a gray hoddie that got a vaseline stain at school. I was sitting and I felt something in the desk it was vaseline. So I bought some dawn and it worked.
Dawn dishwashing liquid works well. I've also had good luck with Shout removing most grease type stains. If it doesn't come out the first time, just repeat as above.
I have never actually tried this for Vaseline, but I have gotten many very stubborn stains, including lipstick, grass stains, and black grease from a car by wetting the stain with cold water and rubbing it down really good with a bar of Ivory soap....let it sit for a long while before washing as usual. If it is a really bad stain, it might take more than one treatment. I like this much better than spray and wash. Works great on baby formula stains too.
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I work in a nursing home and get Vaseline type substance on my uniform. It looks like a grease mark. To get it out of clothes use scrubbing bubbles to pretreat then wash as usual, gets stain out lickity split!
By Stardaze from Buffalo NY
By Kay Kinderman
I need to get out some Vaseline from a previous washed and dried cotton blue outfit. This is an 1 piece outfit from Gymboree. He was playing with a tube of Petroleum Jelly.
Monica West from Macon, GA
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