How to remove resin from clothes
If you’ve come here it’s probably because you a have a little problem removing an annoying resin stain from your clothes. Here we will tell you a few ways to remove it. It’s not impossible but we won’t lie, it’s complicated work which could seriously damage your clothes.
Mr Jeff, your best option
The best thing to do with any kind of complicated stain is to leave it to the experts. At Mr Jeff, we can help you, as we explain and recommend the best way to remove a complex stain such as resin.
The sooner the better.
The most important thing to remember is that the sooner you tackle a stain, the better the result you’ll get.
Also, the amount of time that has passed will determine the amount of times you will need to repeat the cleaning process to eliminate the stain completely, or at least for the most part.
How to remove resin stains according to the type of fabric
To clean garments of substances such as resin, we must use chemicals that are not tailored to all fabrics.
Fabrics such as raincoats, cotton, polyester and cashmere, are sensitive to cleaning methods involving alcohols and professional or industrial stain removing products.
Before cleaning, always check the garment tag and test a part that is not visible.
As we have already mentioned, it’s important to take care when handling chemical products as well as with the garments, as they could be damaged further.
It’s also important to take care when handling the products discussed below, your health comes first!
10 ways to remove resin from clothes
We will list the techniques and remedies based on ease of application, i.e., from the easiest to the more complicated.
1. Steam / hot iron
The faster you do this the better the results will be, so we recommend doing so in the first few minutes after the garment is stained because the resin is still fresh and has not hardened.
Use a hair dryer and apply heat to the stain from distance so that the resin is heated. Stay vigilant so as to not burn the fabric. When you notice the resin melting, use some cotton soaked in acetone to remove it. You can also apply a hot iron, but don’t press the stain.
2. Hot water to remove resin stains from clothes
Heat some water in a container and as it’s about to boil, fill a good-sized cup and put it on the stained area for a while until it dissolves. After doing this and before it cools, use a sponge or brush to rub the stain until it disappears.
3. Ice to remove the resins from clothes
This is a very simple technique. Put some ice on the stain until it freezes a little and scrape the resin with a knife until it’s removed completely. Later, wash the garment in the washing machine.
4. Baking soda to remove resin stains from color clothes
This is recommended for light colored clothing as dark colors may leave traces of the baking soda.
You will have no problem applying this method because this ingredient is found at home, just make a paste by mixing with water. It’s recommended to try it on the inside of the garment to make sure it won’t fade.
Apply a little of the paste with a swab and leave it on for an hour.
Then just wash the garment!
5. Glue remover or solvent
Apply the glue remover taking care to only do so directly on the stain. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes and wash it in the washing machine as normal.
If the stain is not too set in, the garment should look good after washing it. You can read our blog about how to remove glue stains from clothes.
6. Alcohol to remove resins stains from clothes
This is a fairly easy procedure. Dampen some cotton in alcohol and rub the stain until it is removed. Be careful to only apply it on the stain and after, just wash the garment.
7. Eggs to remove resin stains from wool or silk
It seems like a joke, but no. This is an easy method as you will probably have eggs at home. If your garment is made of wool or silk, you can put it into practice as it agrees with delicate fibers.
First, separate the yolk from the white. Apply the white part directly onto the stain and leave it for a few minutes. Be patient. Then wash it.
8. Chlorine for white clothes
Although it’s a cleaning liquid for domestic use, take caution as is can be harmful when put in direct contact with skin and fabrics. This is why it is only advisable for white clothes.
Dampen a swab with chlorine and apply it directly on the stain. If the stain isn’t coming out, dilute some chlorine in water and soak the garment for a few hours. Afterwards just wash the garment with laundry detergent!
9. Nail polish remover or acetone
Nail varnish remover is an important item in girls kits and works well for removing resin stains.
Soak a swab or some cotton and apply it directly onto the stain. This aggressive solvent may discolor clothes, which is why its use is only recommended for white clothes. Test a non-visible part of the garment to see the effects.
10. Olive oil to remove stains ink from clothes
This treatment is very simple. Apply some olive oil on the stain and leave it for a few minutes. Later, scrape it with a spatula until it comes off. Then put it in the washing machine. If you did it by hand, read our article about how to remove olive oil from clothes.
11. Extra tip! Sunscreen!
Though you wouldn’t think it, as well as protecting you against UV rays, sunscreen can rescue your clothes from resin stains. Using a swab, apply some on the stain and rub it in to remove. Later, wash it to rinse it and remove residue. Look at the results and repeat if necessary.
As you can see, there are many natural products which can help remove resin stains from your clothes. We hope that this post have helped you and that your clothes look as good as new.
Don’t forget that the best thing you can do it to bring your clothes to a professional and for this, we recommend the Mr Jeff home delivery service. Download the app, place your order choose the time and date of collection and delivery, one of our Jeff drivers will collect it from the address you’ve chosen and return them to your doorstep or anywhere you choose.
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