I've gotten several questions about how to remove sticker residue from clothing, so I'm answering them here.
Hi! Any tips on how to get sticky residue off of a pair of stretchy yoga pants? The size sticker left some behind :( Thanks!
Billie Jo asks:
I washed my son's new shirt, forgetting it had a giant sticker on it...what's the best way to get the sticky off?
Here's a picture that Billie Jo sent in of her son's shirt:
Thanks for both of your questions. This actually just happened in our family recently, when my husband got some sticky substance from an old sticker on one of his athletic shirts from an old "My Name Is" tag.
The key is to deal with the stickiness before washing if possible, and definitely before drying your yoga pants. If you wash and dry them the adhesive is even harder to remove.
If you do wash and dry them, you can still use the method listed below, but it will take longer, and more product, and more time to remove.
What we did was use a little Elmer's Sticky Out adhesive remover on the spot and rubbed it on.
Honestly, it really didn't look like it did much, and I chalked it up to a lost cause.
But, I went ahead and washed the shirt separately as indicated, with extra detergent to wash away the Sticky Out, and then examined the shirt once it came out of the wash.
The Sticky Out was successful to remove sticker residue
from the shirt. I believe it will work for you too on your yoga pants.
Another product that should also work just as well is Goo Gone.
I have successfully cleaned several pieces of clothing with sticky residue on them using the spray gel. Just try not to use more than necessary, because it generally takes a couple of washes to remove the smell from the Goo Gone, which is a strong citrus scent.
I would suggest with either product that you first test, in an inconspicuous area, to make sure the sticker residue remover you choose does not discolor or harm your fabric before using it directly on the sticky residue.
I hope this helps you both remove the sticker residue. If you try my suggestions, I would love for you to write back and share with me if it worked for you or not!
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