How to Remove Rubber Stains From Clothing

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Rubber stains are particles of rubber that have been left behind; the friction of the rubber object coming into contact with clothing is what causes the rubber to stick. Changing a tire, putting children's toys hidden in pockets through the wash cycle, and having a shirt get caught on a dryer belt are all ways rubber stains can occur. Don't let that rubber stain ruin your day or your clothing. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to get that stain out of your clothes and out of your life.

Things You'll Need

  • Eucalyptus or tea tree oil
  • Apply the eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil to a wash rag.

  • Dab the rubber stain with the wash rag. The oils will break down the rubber trapped in the fibers and release them. Continue this process until the rubber stains are gone. The eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil will remain on the garment.

  • Spray the oil with cold water. Use a clean towel to dab up the oil from the garment. Continue this process until you can no longer see any oil residue.

  • Launder the garment as usual.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the stain is on silk or any other frail fabric, it is a good idea to have a professional remove the stain for you.
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