How to Get Rid of Laundry Odor

How do I remove laundry odors?

  Nok-Out is a Simple Solution to Odor  in Your Laundry

How is it that freshly laundered clothes can sometimes smell bad? There are many reasons why this might be so, but the solution to this problem is simple. Nokout Odor Eliminator can make it easy for you to get rid of laundry odor. Here’s how:

How Do I Use Nok-Out to Remove Laundry Odor?

The quick version: Nok-Out can be added to either the soak or wash cycle or both. Top loaders are easiest. Add cold water to the machine, stop the cycle temporarily, add 4 – 8 oz of Nok-Out to the water and swish it around. Add the clothing and allow  it to sit for 10 – 20 minutes, then restart the cycle and proceed with normal washing. For front loaders use Nok-Out as part of a pre-wash cycle.

How Much Nok-Out Should I Use?

For laundry that is full of obnoxious odors such as pet urine or mold, first – wash as usual, spin dry, but do not remove from your washer. For top loaders, fill to the minimum water level that will cover the clothes, then add 6-8 ounces of Nok-Out to the cycle and allow the laundry to soak for 10-20 minutes. Use cold water. At the end of this soak, advance the cycle to the rinse/spin  cycle and spin dry to flush away the soak water. It would not be a bad idea to give it an extra rinse. Then proceed with normal drying. This simple method will get rid of laundry odor from most issues.

What About the Dryer…Any Suggestions There?

Spray the interior of the dryer tub. Pay attention to the holes, seams, baffles, etc. Spray the door, the rubber seals, and into the filter, if possible. Allow to air dry.

Should I Take Any Other Precautions?

Nok-Out’s formula causes no staining or bleaching when diluted. Add Nok-Out to water and swish around several times before adding garments to the washer tub. Nok-Out is a hypoallergenic, non-toxic, biodegradable and a totally safe product to use in your home, your laundry, for pet bedding or any sports equipment odor removal.

Can I Spray my Clothing Directly?

Yes you can, but remember that Nok-Out does it’s work when it is in direct contact with the odor source. When you spray clothing, it may not cover adequately and it may just ‘float’ on the surface of the fabric, not really attaining direct contact with all the stinky stuff. It’s smarter to dilute some Nok-Out in water, then immerse the clothes in that water to ensure contact with all the stinky stuff.

If you do decide to spray the fabric directly, test for colorfastness! Some of the stretchy synthetic fabrics coming from China are not colorfast!

Can I Use Nok-Out in a Front Loader?

Yes. Wash the clothing first using your favorite detergent. Then, add Nok-Out to either the ‘pre-wash’ reservoir, or to the rinse cycle reservoir.  Optionally run the washer until it gets to whichever stage contains the Nok-Out and then pause the cycle for 10 – 15 minutes to allow time for Nok-Out to do it’s work. Front loaders are very different and you may need to experiment a bit to find what works best in your machine.

Front Loaders can be pretty stinky themselves.  Here is an article that can help keep your front loader from imparting a bad odor to your clothes.

Can I Add Nok-Out  to my Normal Detergent and Clean and Deodorize at the Same Time?

It is unlikely that this may cause any harm to your clothes, but we recommend that you wash first, deodorize after, rinse well.


If you have any questions regarding how to apply Nok-Out, or SNiPER® check out our How To Articles or, call Ted Price toll free at 866.551.1927.

I Am Amazed at The Results!

I learned about Nok-Out from Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate column and had to try it. Shipping was so fast and your customer service is OUTSTANDING! I am amazed at the results! I even filled a tiny spray bottle to keep in my car. I won’t be wasting my money on any other cleaners anymore. You have a lifetime customer here. Thank you so much!

Natalia Johnson, Aug 28, 2018

Christmas tree and Raggedy Ann

We have an artificial Christmas tree that’s still gorgeous but old. Putting it up always bothers my asthma and irritation from getting scratched is not pleasant. Last year I sprayed the tree and the “old tree” smell disappeared. I had purchased Sniper on Mary Hunts advice and it really took care of the basement (moldy) smell! Great! My daughters vintage dolls with cloth bodies had spots of mold or mildew, these are dolls my grandchildren play with. Oh my goodness! Sprayed the doll’s bodies and yarn hair, and the next day they all smelled great, moldy spots gone ! These dolls were over 30 years old and now look soooo good! Would recommend Sniper for other uses, too. Doggy rug smells gone! Smelly shoe odors gone. Grateful to Mary Hunts column for letting us know. 😊👍⭐️

Theresa Taylor

Aviary Parasites

I wrote Ted about parasites in my Pigeon coop: ” I’ve used Sniper for parvo elimination before but I wanted to know if it would kill tricomoniasis parasites in a pigeon coop.” Ted wrote back that he wasn’t sure whether Sniper would kill it, but that Sniper is known to kill giardia – another parasite – so he thought maybe it might, and for sure, it wouldn’t harm any of my birds. I want to tell you that I did use Sniper in my pigeon coop and it seems that it did the trick! No further illnesses after spraying down my coop a couple of times!
We also recently had a partial basement flood. We had cat litter and poop, rabbit poop etc sitting in the water for more than 24 hours. Once we removed the water my basement smelled like a zoo! I sprayed Sniper everywhere using a fogger and all I can say is WOW! My husband had doubts that the smell would go away.

Thank you Sniper!

Lorie Shamaly

“Nok-Out Saved My New Car!”

Thank you for creating such a great product. I would and will recommend this to everyone I know. My son left raw meat in my car for 4 days and I thought that my new car was ruined, but after talking with you and using the product, I can now get in my car and the only thing that I smell is a clean, disinfected smell! Thank you for saving my new car!

Christine McG, Sept 20, 2011

Nok-Out Removed Old Dog Urine Odor

I have an Electrolux rug shampooer and was trying to remove old odors of dog urine in my oriental carpets. I shampooed them then put a concentration of 4-1 water to Nok-Out in the tank and went back over them. No more odor!! Worked great! Was sooo happy!

Laurie M Lijoi, Oct 2, 2019

Sniper Removed Old Water Odors, Mold & Mildew

I have been using Sniper in the Offshore oil industry as both a disinfectant and a deodorizer for years. It has eliminated old water smells of toilets and bathrooms not used in a year where the water sat and molded mildewed and stank. As well as being injected into our old quarters ac vents to prevent mold buildup. Always worked better than anything comparable and well worth the price.

Tim Gaynor, Jun 5, 2017

Cats Get Old!

Cats get old. Things happen. Nok-Out was recommended to me by a friend in another state. I Will never go to the pet store again to try any other product. Nok-Out is IT! I told my Veterinarian about it. I love how fast it arrives after ordering. I ordered three times because we are still working on issues, but at least the house doesn’t SMELL! Amazing product. THANK YOU!

Mary Lee, June 19, 2016

Completely Eliminate a Horrible Smell

Mary Hunt introduced me to Nok-Out years ago and I am still amazed at how it can completely eliminate a horrible smell.

Yesterday I hosed some dust off a plastic laundry basket. I left it outside to dry for a bit and then returned it to the garage.

A few hours later I walked into the garage and the entire place reeked of cat pee! I did not realize that the neighborhood tom cat had come by and sprayed my basket. It was so bad that I was ready to trash it, but I thought I would try to spray it down with Sniper first. I doused it liberally and left it overnight. Ta Da! Absolutely no smell this morning!

Even after all these years, I am still amazed every time your product works on a smell as terrible as cat spray!

Thank you, Ted!

Michelle Wilson

Rotten Potato Smell Gone!

There cannot be anything worse than potatoes that are forgotten and rot. Any pet I have ever had that had an accident cannot compare. Nok-Out eliminated the odor quickly. What a wonderful product!

Jacqui Frazee, June 14, 2018

Sniper Eliminated Our Mold Problems!

We’ve used SNiPER disinfectant for several years. It works great. It has eliminated our mold problems and, still, we use it to keep our wooden cutting boards safe.

Robert Moretti, Jr. , Oct 31, 2018

My Mildew Stain Disappeared!

I brought in the plants for winter and when it was time to move them back outside in the spring, I had a mildew stain on the carpet. I received my Nok-Out Carpet cleaner and sprayed the stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. When I returned to scrub the stain it was completely gone!! Woo hoo!! Thank you, Mary Hunt, for introducing me to this wonderful product!

Jodie Hodges, May 28, 2014

Removed All The Feral Cat Urine

Sniper has been AMAZING. I was able to completely remove all the feral cat urine scent from the carpets, mattresses, clothing, and toys. It worked beautifully and left no smell, no fumes, and didn’t leave any discoloration. Sniper is now my cleaner of choice and I use it everywhere to clean and sanitize as well as freshen the air. I even use it in my daughter’s gym shoes and soccer bag. Thank you so much. Seriously the best product on the market.

Best Odor Control for carpet

Nok-Out and SNiPER are both great products that I use in my carpet cleaning biz to remove odor in carpets. It works great against pet urine odor! It doesn’t cause discoloration and always works. Sniper kills mold and removes the odor in carpets as well. Great products

Grateful Ted
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