Remove WD-40 smell from laundry.
May 30, 2012 11:08 AM Subscribe
How do I get WD-40 smell out of clothes?
posted by jacobsee to home & garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I had a crayon go through the dryer
and followed the recommendation to saturate the stains with WD-40, spraying some on each red crayon spot of each piece, almost every piece in the load had at least some crayon on it. Then I started running the load through the washer repeatedly with lots of detergent, both dish soap and laundry soap as per the internets. It's worked pretty well, some of the pieces are obviously ruined, but some I can't find any evidence of red crayon.
However the strong smell of WD-40 pervades and I'm starting to worry it will never go away. What can I add to the washer to neutralize and get rid of the WD-40 smell in the clothes?
If nothing else, let this be a warning to the next person to try to get the crayon out. I wish I would have followed this advice
specifically: Using WD-40 to soften it up, then scrubbing with a brush and dish soap and rinsing manually before putting it through the washer again.