Kerosene is commonly used to fuel lamps and heaters. It is a hydrocarbon oil that can be very tough to remove if spilled. When spilled, kerosene can be cleaned off a surface by acting quickly and using the proper methods. With the correct materials and a little patience, kerosene can be cleaned in almost no time and any surface in the home can be looking brand new once again.

Step 1

Soak up the kerosene with paper towels. If possible, wipe up the kerosene immediately after a spill to remove the visible kerosene from the surface of the floor.

Step 2

Pour kitty litter on the spill area. This will help absorb the oil. Let it sit for a few hours and then scoop it up and throw it away.

Step 3

Plug in a wet/dry vacuum and extract as much of the kerosene as possible from the floor. Suck up all the kerosene and push down firmly on the floor to remove as much as possible.

Step 4

Spread odor neutralizer on the area where the kerosene was located to help remove the smell from the surface. Allow it time to soak in and eliminate the odor. Scoop up the odor neutralizer and inspect the area to make sure the smell has been completely eliminated and there is no visible kerosene.