Of all the smells that stain clothes, the fishy smell is one of the worst. It seems to be lurking below the surface, so you won’t notice it immediately. As for clothing that needs to be exposed to fish for a long time, fishing clothes are very easy to be contaminated with fishy smells. Only through the following correct cleaning methods can the fishy smell on the fishing clothes be completely removed.
- Put the fishing suit in a paper bag and sprinkle it with baking soda. The baking soda will absorb the smell during the whole process of the fishing suit in the paper bag.
- When it’s time to wash, just throw the fishing clothes into the washing machine. You don’t have to worry about shaking off the baking soda. It is actually a very stable cleaning agent that can be rinsed off immediately.
- Another option is to hang up the clothes on a clothesline in direct sunlight. This exposes the fabric to ultraviolet rays, which can be very effective at breaking down odor-causing substances that cling to fabric. Leave them out for a day or more, if possible, to help fade the odor before trying pretreatment and washing.
- Mix one-half cup of baking soda in a bucket or sink full of warm water, or add one cup of baking soda to a washing machine filled with warm water. Submerge the smelly clothing in the solution for as long as possible, preferably overnight.
- Wash the clothing in the hottest water temperature recommended for the fabric, using your favorite laundry detergent (a formula with enzymes, or “bio” detergent, is best, but others should work, too). Hot water—or at least very warm water—can make a big difference when removing a fishy smell. Be sure to check the care label to confirm that the fabric can take it.
- To minimize shrinkage after a hot or warm wash, give the fabric a gentle tug while it’s still wet, to stretch the fibers a bit. You will be line-drying the clothing, but be aware that some fabrics shrink in hot or warm water, whether they’re line-dried or not.
- Line-drying the fishing clothes after treating the stained area will help get rid of the fishy smell, and it won’t set the odor stain—like the dryer will—if some of it lingers. Don’t dry the clothes in the dryer until there is no trace of the odor. The dryer’s high heat can bond the smelly substance to the fabric. Also, the odors can spread to other clothing in the dryer.
- If you have a fish oil stain in addition to a fishy smell, rub or brush the stain with an enzyme-powered laundry detergent, and let it sit for 15 minutes before washing. You can also try soaking the clothes in a solution of oxygen bleach (not chlorine bleach) and cool water; let it soak for eight hours, then wash.
- If the clothing still smells fishy, you may have to try a more intense soaking. Fill a large bucket with very warm water, and add baking soda, laundry detergent, or a commercial laundry odor-eliminator product.
Place the clothing in the bucket and cover it with a clean white towel to keep the clothing submerged. Soak for 30 minutes to one hour. Wash the clothing as usual, then line-dry it in direct sunlight.
By understanding the above methods and steps, the fishy smell on the fishing clothes can be clear and thorough. If you feel that the above methods are not very effective for you after reading the above, you can get a comprehensive solution by contacting us.
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