How to Get Goo Gone Out of Clothes

Oil-based Goo Gone removes sticky residue, lipstick, grease, gum and tar. According to the manufacturer, Goo Gone is safe for almost any surface, including clothing. While uncommon, Goo Gone might leave an oily stain on fabrics. Additionally, it has a strong citrus smell that is hard to remove. Try a few laundry tricks designed for oil stains.

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Spot treat oil spots with a pre-treatment spray.

Step 1

Apply a few drops of acetone to a dry cloth. Dab on the Goo Gone stain, but don't rub excessively. Rinse the stain with isopropyl alchohol, using an eye dropper (or cotton swab). Allow the stain to dry.

Step 2

Pre-treat the stain by applying a pre-treatment product directly to the fabric. Pour 1/8 cup of liquid bleach directly on the Goo Gone stain.

Step 3

Wash the garment in hot water (check care label to ensure that it won't shrink).

Step 4

Hang the garment outside in the sun to dry.

Step 5

Soak the garment in 1 cup baking soda dissolved in 1 gallon warm water (to eliminate any remaining citrus odor). Rinse and wash again.