A laundry question: Does anyone know how to get tree sap out of clothes?

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  1. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    A laundry question:  Does anyone know how to get tree sap out of clothes?

    Sitting on my deck yesterday afternoon I noticed a droplet on my pants.  I thought it was water, but as I touched it discovered it was sticky tree sap.  I tried removing it with first water, then soap and water, but no luck...any suggestions?

  2. Pamela99 profile image92
    Pamela99posted 6 years ago

    I don't know if this will work, but you might try rubbing on Goo B Gone. i think that is how it is spelled. I have used it for years to remove sticky things off all type of items. Good luck.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Pamela...never heard of it, but I will check it out and where I can get this.

  3. Gypsy Willow profile image79
    Gypsy Willowposted 6 years ago

    Rubbing alcohol works on pine sap. I live in a pine forest so am never without it. In emergecies I've used toilet water (not from the toilet of course!)

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response.  I've heard this same thing from a friend and it is probably the easiest for me to try, since I already have some in my home.

  4. rutley profile image72
    rutleyposted 6 years ago

    GO JO hand cleaner worked for me last week.  Got it out of my husband's work truck and rubbed it on my shirt...It kept  the sap soft until I got a chance to wash it.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, rutley.  I'm wondering if this is a similar product to the 'Goo B Gone' that Pamela mentioned in her comment.

  5. timorous profile image83
    timorousposted 6 years ago

    Goo B Gone and GoJo and similar products are hand cleaners, for cleaning paint and grease off your hands. Much safer than paint thinner or varsol. Some hand cleaners also have pumice in them, which helps in some cases. So basically, anything that dissolves and breaks up grease, should work for tree sap, as long you get it out before the sap has started to dry. Some products may not be safe on all fabrics, so you should read the label. Hope that helps a bit, Denise. Good luck.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! It helps regarding the product...unfortunately this all happened yesterday afternoon so I'm sure the sap has 'set'.

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