How to Get Kerosene Smell Out of Car Carpet

February 25, 2024

Kerosene is a common fuel that is used for heating, cooking, and lighting. However, it is flammable and has a strong gasoline-like smell that can linger on clothing even after washing. Fortunately, there are several ways to get rid of the odor. One method involves using a commercial product called Odor Gone that can be purchased at most grocery and hardware stores. Another option is to use baking soda, a natural deodorizer that can absorb unpleasant odors. Finally, a popular household cleaner known as vinegar can also be used to remove kerosene smell.

If you have a large spill of kerosene on your car carpet, it is best to open the windows and air out the area as much as possible. This will help to break down the odor and prevent mildew from growing. Additionally, you will want to check and replace the padding underneath the carpet if it is saturated with kerosene. If the spill is small, you can try to remove the odor by blotting the affected area with white, absorbent towels until no more liquid appears on the towel. You can also wash the carpet with warm water and a mild degreaser, such as Simple Green or Purple Power.

Alternatively, you can sprinkle the area with baking soda and vacuum it after a few hours. Baking soda is a natural deodorizer that can absorb the gasoline smell. Another natural odor absorbent is charcoal or coffee grounds. These can be placed in a container or bag and left overnight or for a few days to absorb the gasoline scent.


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