How to remove glue stains from clothes

Removing glue stains from clothes is not that easy. Usually glue stains are rather persistent and therefore ask for a special treatment. In this article we answer the question: how can I remove glue stains from clothes?

Removing glue stains from clothes by dissolving the glue

First of all, do NOT put your stained clothes in the washing machine. This will cause the glue to attach to your clothes and you will never get it out again. It is important to start by dissolving as much glue as possible. Glue stains are persistent and therefore have to be treated several times before you will see any success.

Step 1: Is it an older glue stain?
If it is an older stain, then the first thing to do is try and scrape of as much glue as you can. You can use either a knife or any other sharp object. Do however pay attention that you do not damage your clothes in the process.

Step 2: Use Acetone
The next thing to do is dab the stain with Acetone. Acetone is a solvent that is also used in nail polish remover.

Pay attention! acetone can only be used on clothing that is made of natural fabrics. Do not use it on synthetic clothing. Synthetic means that it is not made of a natural fabric, like Nylon for instance. If your piece of clothing is made of a synthetic fabric, then skip this step. If your clothes are made of cotton, wool, linen or silk, you are good to go.

Step 3: the iron
The next thing to do is put a piece of paper towel over the stain and iron it with a hot iron. This will cause the glue to melt and be absorbed by the paper towel.

Step 4: Turpentine (optional)
This step is optional. If you feel that there is still too much glue left, try to treat the stain with turpentine. This can be done with all type of fabrics. Dab the stain with turpentine. You can use either a paper towel or a q-tip for this.

Step 5: Rinse
Rinse your clothes to permanently remove the glue stain from your clothes.

Step 6: Washing machine
Now is the time to put your clothes in the washing machine.

These are all the steps necessary to remove glue stains from clothes. Good luck!

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