Remove Cod Oil Stains From Clothing Method 3
What you will need:
- White Vinegar
- Lemon juice
- Baking soda
- Measuring cup
- Laundry brush
Cod oils can be difficult to remove so it may take more than one method to really remove the stain from your clothing. If after the first attempt the stain has not been removed do not fret just yet. As long as the stain has not been put into the dryer you still have a good chance at getting the stain out.
- You will need to set your washer to the longest cycle and begin to fill the basin with warm water for colored fabrics and hot water for white fabrics. Allow the basin to fill all of the way.
- Create a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar and 3/4 cup lemon juice. Remember lemon juice is a bleaching agent and can cause the colors to change or fade. To ensure it is safe to use on your clothing you should first test a small inconspicuous area on your clothing. The inseam normally works best for the test.
- Apply the solution to the cod oil stain. You will need to work in the solution using your laundry brush. This will allow the solution to further penetrate the stain.
- Pour the remaining lemon solution into the washer that you have filled with water. You can mix it around so that it is evenly distributed through the water.
- Next, you will add the stained clothing. If you have heavily soiled clothes you may want to wash them separately as to not transfer the cod oil stain to a clean garment.
- You will need to pay attention to the washing cycles. When the machine gets to the rinse cycle you will need to add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the machine.
- Allow the washer to finish its full washing cycles.
- Inspect the stain. If the stain remains you can repeat the process until the stain has been removed completely. Be sure not to put the fabric in the dryer unless the cod oil stain has been completely removed. If heat is applied to the stain it will make it much more difficult to remove.