I purchased 3 pair of tights that are polyester/spandex and they have a horrible kerosene type order to them. I'm sure it's from the material. I've washed them 2X now and the odor is still there. I don't want to return them if I don't have to because they were from a catalog. Any idea of how I can get rid of the odor? Thank you.
I struggled with a rubber tire smell in fabric. Nothing worked til I followed suggestion to try powdered milk. I added a half cup of powder to dissolve well in water in sink, about 4 or 5 inches deep. Soak for a few hours. IT WORKED!
You can try a product called Nok-Out. You can buy it on Amazon.
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I have a white crochet shirt I purchased that has a very strong chemical smell that I can't seem to wash out. I have soaked it in mouthwash and baking soda, each separately, letting soak for 2-3 days, washed in the washing machine with baking soda detergent and regular detergent. I am at a loss for how to rid the shirt of the smell. Any suggestions?
By Lynette T
Try soaking in downy fabric softer.
How do I remove kerosene odor from cotton clothing?
By Margo Denton from Elkins, WV