How to Get Sticker Residue off Clothes In 6 Ways

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How to Remove Sticker Residue From Clothes

Sticker Residue on your clothes or any fabric can ruin it immediately if you do not get it off. I have had this happen to me before and if I had known these methods I wouldn’t have to get rid of a shirt because of the sticker residue on it. Placing a piece of fabric in the washing machine won’t get the residue off. This needs some special cleaning technique to get it off properly. Let’s show you how to get the residue off your shirt, pants, or dress.

Getting The Sticky Residue Off Your Clothes Cleaning Methods 

Below are 5 of the best and safest ways to remove any sticky residue from your clothes without damaging the material. It can be tape, glue, or stickers, these methods will get it off.

1) Remove Sticker Residue From Fabric With Goo Gone

Goo Gone is famous for removing adhesive and sticky residue off most surfaces, but no one has ever used it on clothes. You might be wondering if it is safe? The answer to that is yes. It won’t damage the fabric of the clothes because I have used goo gone to remove crayons out of my carpets. Using the goo gone on your clothes to remove the sticky residue is really easy so let us get to it.

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Things Needed:

Goo Gone

  • Butter Knife
  • Warm Water
  • Paper Towel

Steps To Take:

pouring goo gone on shirt

1) Wet the area with the sticky residue with some goo gone.

2) Let the goo gone sit for 15 minutes before you touch it.

scraping sticky residue off clothes

3) Use a butter knife to scrape the glue off when the 10 minutes are up.

4) Use a thick piece of paper towel with warm water and wipe the rest of the sticky residue off.

5) Now you can place the shirt or whatever fabric it is, in the washing machine and wash it.

 

2) How To Remove Sticker Residue From Clothes With Rubbing alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is a great cleaning solution that you can use to replace bleach in some cases. Using rubbing alcohol to get sticker residue off your clothes it’s quite easy and it won’t damage or even change the color of the fabric. The rubbing alcohol will slowly dissolve the glue residue. To use rubbing alcohol to get sticker residue off your clothes follow the methods below.

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Things Needed:

Steps To Take:

removing sticker adhesive with rubbing alcohol

1) Spray the area that has the sticker residue. If the sticker is still on take it off first.

2) Let the rubbing alcohol sit on the residue for 10 minutes.

scraping sticky residue off clothes

3) Once the 10 minutes have, use a butter knife to scrape the residue off.

4) Once you get off the majority of the residue, you can use a microfiber cloth and wipe the rest off.

 

3) Using WD-40 To Get Sticker Residue Off A Shirt

 

A lot of people do not know this, but WD-40 is great to use on any sticky residue just as Goo Gone. You can use it to clean walls and remove crayon marks and more. The WD-40 will not damage or change the color of the fabric so just follow the cleaning process below.

Things Needed:

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Steps To Take:

1) Place the fabric in an area where the WD-40 won’t get on other things. WD-40 has an oily feeling to it so it will be a bit harder to wash out if it is spread on other areas.

spraying wd-40 on sticker residue

2) Slightly spray the area with the glue residue with the WD-40.

brushing sticky residue with toothbrush

3) Use a hard toothbrush and brush the area until you see the majority of the glue is gone.

4) Use warm water and a clean microfiber cloth and wipe the area clean.

5) You will now need to give the clothes a proper wash in the washing machine to get the rest of the WD-40 out.

 

4) How To Use White Vinegar On Fabric To Get Sticky Residue Off

To use vinegar to get the sticker residue off your clothes all you need to do is add 1 cup of vinegar to a small bowl with warm water. Dip the part of the cloth with the sticker residue on it and brush it out with a toothbrush. Use running warm water to wash the area off when you are done brushing out the residue. Now you can place the fabric in the washing machine to wash.

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The vinegar will not bleach your clothes because I used it to clean and remove vomit from my car carpet. So use the vinegar without worrying.

 

5) Using Iron To Melt Sticky Residue 

Using an iron to remove glue or sticky residue from a piece of fabric or clothes is one of the simplest methods you can use. All you need to do is place the iron on the back of the material we are the sticky residue is and use a butter knife and scrape the residue off until it is clean. Run the iron on the back of the fabric for about two minutes so the glue will get loose. One important thing you should not do is to let that iron touch the sticky residue or else you will have to clean the iron as well when you’re done.

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