Tree sap is the sort of stuff you may never pay attention to until you find it on your deck chairs, clothes, or sleeping bag. While this sticky mess seems to stick to everything, you can remove it from fabric. When it comes to learning how to get sap out of clothes, you'll find out it is like removing chewing gum.
Steps on How to Get Tree Sap Out of Clothes
Things You Will Need
If the item is little enough to fit, put the fabric item in the freezer for a few hours until the sap is brittle. If the thing is too big for the freezer, place a wax paper over the sap. Next, put a bag filled with ice cubes over the sap until it hardens.
Move the material under the sap back and forth to break the sap. Cut off the sap with a plastic knife. Use a piece of tape to get rid of any remaining sap.
Apply a citrus-based goo remover over the sap, letting it soak into the cloth. Clean the goo remover and sap away with a wet cloth.
Put some rubbing alcohol on a soft white cloth. Wipe the alcohol over the spot until the sap comes off. Put some liquid dish detergent on a damp cloth. Use the wet cloth to wipe away any residue. Let the fabric air dry.
Combine powder laundry detergent with water to make a paste. Put the detergent paste over the sap stains and let it sit for 30 minutes. Clean away the paste with a wet sponge. Let the spot air dry.
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