How to Wash Coolant Out of Clothing

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What You'll Need
Prewash detergent
Laundry detergent
Color-safe bleach
Washing machine

If you've recently spilled some coolant on a valued article of clothing, you're no doubt wondering how to go about washing it out. Well, don't fret, because you'll be pleased to learn that washing coolant out of clothing can be a very simple task, particularly if you have a helpful guide at your disposal. So if you're looking to rid your clothing of unsightly coolant stains, simply read on to learn everything you'll need to know.

Step 1 - Prep Your Clothing

Begin the coolant removal process by giving your stained clothing a nice pre-wash soak. Next, apply a small portion of color-safe bleach to the stained areas of your clothing. This step will help prevent the dyes found in coolant from creating a lasting stain.

Step 2 - Wash Your Clothing

After you've completed both the pre-wash and bleach application, machine wash your stained clothing in warm water. Fortunately, coolant is water soluble, so removing it from clothes is often a simple matter of performing a basic machine washing. Once the wash cycle has been completed, the stains that once plagued your clothing should be no more. Consult your clothing's tags for the proper method of drying.