Oil Stains on my husband’s clothing

Dear Cleaning Lady,

My husband is a heavy equipment operator. He comes home everyday covered in diesel and asphalt. Every inch of his pants are covered. I add oil eater to the load, but everything stains and still has that asphalt/diesel smell. What should I do?



Hi Susan,

I have heard the only thing that removes this odor is Orange Glo or Citra Solv (I use this) or other orange derivative products. My Citra Solv tells you to add a bit to your wash for a cleaning boost, but I would soak the clothing in a mixture of this and water for a while, even overnight.  I would also give those oxydol type cleaners a try.


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