How do you get pine sap or gum off of a hot tub cover without ruining it. Plus I'm pregnant and I can't have really harsh chemicals so maybe a natural way or not real smelly stuff.
Editor's Note: You could try baby oil.
If you have leather that is dyed, DON'T use rubbing alcohol to remove sap--I made a nice pale stain on my wine-coloured sofa trying that (although it did remove the sap!). Baking soda takes the stickiness out, but the sap is still visible and wouldn't come off. I was dealing with a pretty small amount of sap too.
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I'd try rubbing some baking soda into the sap. It shouldn't hurt the leather but should loosen it from the surface. I'm not sure how much sap is on the leather but I'd try this as the least harmful method first. Anything greasy will probably soak in. If the baking soda doesn't work, try putting a little rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth and wiping the place where the sap is with that.
If you can wash the fabric, take it off the furniture and use mayonnaise on the spots. Let it soak in then wash with warm water. If you can't remove it, you can try a little WD-40 on the spots. Try in a place that doesn't show too much first. Spray a little on a cloth and gently rub the sap. Then wash the spot with Dawn or greasy hand cleaner used for automobile work. I've also heard nail polish remover can work but I'd be hesitant to try it on plasticized fabrics. Good Luck!
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