How to Get Vape Juice Out of Clothes Easily

If you accidentally spill vape juice on your clothes, there’s no reason to panic. There’s help available using a few prevalent household cleaning ingredients. Though it’s always recommended to be as careful as can be refilling a vape cartridge, it’s still a common occurrence that a spill happens. While vape juice may look like it’s about to ruin your clothes if you act quickly, there’s a solid chance you can rinse away the discoloration and restore the look of the fabric fairly quickly.

There are only a few ingredients in vape juice: water, nicotine, flavourings, and oil. The oil is what will be the problem here. Two types of oils are used in vape juice – propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. So what you’ll get with a stain like this is very oily. For this reason, you won’t want to rinse it with water which will spread the oil.

Here’s how to get vape juice out of clothes.

Don’t Let a Vape Juice Stain Dry

Like any stain, removing the fabric once it dries will be harder, so don’t let it. As soon as you notice, there’s vape juice on your clothes, and it’s time to get to work.

Removing as much e liquid as possible using a clean cloth or paper towel. Blot the stain. You don’t want to rub the stain in. Blot at it a bit to absorb what you can and then move on to what’s next.

After you have absorbed what you can, you want to do what’s called pre-treating the stain. You can do this with liquid dishwashing detergent. That’s right. We’re talking dish soap.

Apply the detergent directly to the stain. Now you can massage it in. The soap molecules will bind to the oil and help lift it up and away from the fabric. After massaging in the dish soap, wait 5-10 minutes before the next step.

Stain Remover for Vape Juice

Don’t use any stain remover for a vape juice stain. You don’t need to. There’s also a risk of something going wrong and the stain applying deeper into the clothing if there’s a reaction between what’s in the stain remover and what’s in the vape juice.

Dish soap works excellently. Plus, it’s very safe. You run no risk of making a stain worse with dish soap. Anything stronger is a waste of time and carries risks.

Rinse Away the Stain with Warm Water

After the dish soap has had some time to take root on the stain, give the clothing a quick rinse under warm water. This should get a lot of the stain out, if not everything. To be safe, after rinsing it, put it through the wash.

Do not use hot water. Follow the washing instructions for that particular item of clothing. Any good laundry detergent should do the trick. When done, take it out and inspect it to see if the stain is still there.

Do Not Put Your Clothes in the Dryer

If there’s a vape juice stain, visible or otherwise, and you put that article of clothing in the dryer after washing it, it will bake it into the fabric permanently. Always air-dry if you have vape juice on clothes that you’re trying to get out.

Be safe about it. Don’t iron or fold them until fully dried, just in case the stain reappears. If you see that, you can return, reapply dish soap, and redo the process.

Using Clorox Bleach to Remove a Stain

Some recommend using Clorox to remove a vape juice stain. This would be to use Clorox regular bleach if the item is white and safely bleachable or Clorox 2 bleach if it’s a coloured article of clothing. This is to be done at the washing machine stage. So you would apply dish soap, massage it into the stain, and let it sit for approximately five minutes.

Then, when you wash it, use warm water, your best laundry detergent, and a half-cup of Clorox, followed by air-drying it. This should also work. Luckily, if you catch a stain early enough where it hasn’t dried, you don’t necessarily have to subject your clothing to the harshness of bleach to get vape juice out. Regular detergent should be all that you need.

Seeking Professional Help for a Vape Juice Stain

Chances are you won’t need to, but let’s say you get a vape juice stain on your best suit or dress, and you do not want to change it. You may want to take your clothes to a professional cleaner experienced with removing vape juice stains.

There is always a risk they could accidentally mess it up, but with their specialized equipment and techniques, it is unlikely that they are experienced with similar oil-based stains.