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Cleaning Turpentine From Fabric and Clothing

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The strong pine smell of turpentine can be difficult to remove from clothing. This is a page about cleaning turpentine from fabric and clothing.


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October 14, 2009

Does anyone have advice on how to remove turpentine odors from fabric? My son-in-law accidentally put cloth soaked in turpentine in my washing machine full of towels. Now I can't get the smell off them even though they have now been washed 3 times with soap powder and conditioner!

By carol potts from UK


October 15, 20090 found this helpful

Run a pre-soak cycle with 2 cups of (clear) vinegar; then add 2 cups of vinegar in the final rinse cycle. Leave the washer door open after completion. There will be a short lived vinegar smell but the turpentine odor should be gone (the vinegar will help cleanse the drain line of soap residue as well).

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October 15, 20090 found this helpful

I second the vinegar ;-)

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January 14, 2009

How do I get rid of turpentine stains on black trousers?

Cssandra13 from Melbourne, Vic

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December 19, 20060 found this helpful

I used Goo Gone cleaner on jeans to get rid of dried paint. I washed them with other clothes not thinking about it and now the whole load of laundry smells on turpentine. Please help.


Terri from Denver

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